E-waste is any Item with a Cord, Battery or Switch

These items should not be placed in any of your kerbside bins.

Electronic Recycling – TVs & Computers

The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme provides householders and small business with access to industry-funded TV and computer recycling. It is not designed to receive commercial quantities of electronic waste. A maximum of 15 items will be accepted. Schools and larger businesses will need to make their own private arrangements.

Electronic Recycling Places

Millions of televisions, computers and mobile phones are discarded in Australia each year.

To prevent it ending up in landfill, the Federal Government introduced the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) in 2011. There are now more than 1,800 collection points across the country where householders and small businesses can drop off their unwanted televisions, computers and accessories for free.

Depending on the collection site, other electronic items may also be accepted such as toasters, hairdryers and whitegoods. It depends on the collection site. Please check with your local collection site as some fees may also apply.

To make it easy for you to find your nearest drop off point, East Waste has put together a list of the nearest locations within our Member Council areas. These include suburbs and towns within Adelaide Hills Council, City of Burnside, Campbelltown City Council, City of Mitcham, City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters, City of Prospect and the Town of Walkerville.

To date, more than 1,800 collection services have been made available across Australia to the public and more than 130,000 tonnes of TV and computer e-waste has been collected and recycled under the scheme. This has diverted hazardous materials away from landfill and enabled the reuse of valuable resources contained in e-waste.1

Items accepted
Televisions
Computers
Laptops
Computer towers
Computer monitors
Keyboards
Mouse
Printers
Scanners
Other computer peripherals (ie. cords, batteries, etc.)
Other E-Waste
White goods (refrigerators, dryers & washing machines)
Mobile phone handsets & chargers
Entertainment equipment (computer game consoles, DVD or VCR players, stereo & hi-fi equipment, digital & video cameras)
Small appliances (vacuum cleaners, kettles, hair dryers & toasters)
What happens to the E-waste?

Once received at one of the registered drop-off locations, all material will be separated and sent for recycling as part of the National Recycling Scheme for Televisions and Computers.

All items are carefully pulled apart to recover the items of value which include small amounts of gold, copper and recyclable glass and plastic. Hazardous components are safely captured including lead, mercury, phosphorous, chromium and cadmium. The recyclable components are then sent to be made into new products.

Your e-waste recycling service will depend on your council. For specific information on what you can do with your e-waste items, click on your council link below:

>Adelaide Hills Council
>City of Burnside
>Campbelltown City Council
>City of Mitcham
>City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters
>City of Prospect
>Town of Walkerville

Reference:

1.National Waste Policy, Television and Computer Recycling Scheme: www.environment.gov.au/protection/waste-resource-recovery/television-and-computer-recycling-scheme