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

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. 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

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 Drop-off Locations

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.

BusinessWhat they accept More Information
Adelaide Hills Recycling Centre: Woodside Depot
28 Henry Street,
Woodside SA 5244
All electronic goods accepted. Mon to Fri: 8am to 4pm,
Sat: 8am to 12 Noon,
Public Holidays: CLOSED
Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority: Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
32 Scott Creek Rd,
Scott Creek SA 5153
Computers and accessories, Television and other electronics. Open 7 days a week:
7.30am to 4pm.
Sat & Sun: opening hours will change from 7:30am to 9am until 4pm
Adelaide Hills Regional Waste Management Authority: Brinkley
527 Brinkley Rd,
Murray Bridge SA 5253
All electronic items accepted. Mon to Fri: 8am to 4pm,
Sat & Sun: 10am to 3pm.
See staff on arrival.
Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
181 Morphett Rd,
North Plympton SA 5037
All Ewaste accepted. TV and PC equipment is free.
Charges may apply for other Ewaste.
Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm,
Sat-Sun: 8am-4pm.
See staff on arrival for drop off location. 
Beverley Waste and Recycling Centre
2-6 Toogood Avenue,
Beverley SA 5009
All electronic goods accepted.Mon to Sat: 8am to 4pm,
Sun: 8am to 1pm,
Public Holidays: CLOSED
Bunnings: Marion
461 Morphett Road,
Oaklands Park SA 5046
Accepts all small to medium Ewaste, EXCLUDING BATTERIES.  Please bring large Items such as large TVs, fridges, freezers, and batteries to Electronic Recycling Australia in Underdale, Drop off available store hours, cage is located in front foyer.
Bunnings: Parafield
12 Lawrence Hargrave Way,
Parafield 5106
Accepts all small to medium Ewaste, EXCLUDING BATTERIES. Please bring large Items such as large TVs, fridges, freezers, and batteries to Electronic Recycling Australia in Underdale, Drop off available store hours, cage is located in front foyer.
Clarence Park Community Centre
72-74 East Avenue,
Black Forest SA 5035 
All electronic items accepted, except fridges and freezers. Drop off available all hours.
Cage is located northern end of the carpark against the fence.
Campbelltown Council Works Depot
6 Newton Road,
Campbelltown SA 5074
Computers and accessories, Televisions and other electronics. Mon-Fri: 8am-3pm
Fullarton Park Community Centre
411 Fullarton Road,
Fullarton SA 5063
All electronic items accepted except fridges and freezers. Drop off available all times.
Cage is located at the front of the community centre against the southern wall.
Harvey Norman: Gepps Cross
760 Main North Road,
Gepps Cross, SA 5094
TV and Computers only.  Open store hours.
Cage located inside building.
Please see staff on arrival for correct drop off location.
Harvey Norman: Marion
822-826 Marion Road,
Marion SA 5043 
Computers and Accessories, Printer Cartridges and Televisions. Cage is located on Northern side of car park against the wall. 
Harvey Norman: Mount Barker
6 Dutton Road,
Mount Barker SA 5251
Computers, computer accessories and TVs
Harvey Norman: Mt Barker Warehouse
25 Crompton Rd,
Totness SA 5250
FREE drop-off for TVs, computers and accessories up to 15 items Open warehouse hours.
Cage located inside building.
See staff on arrival.
Harvey Norman: Munno Para
Lot 2005, 600 Main North Road
Smithfield SA 5114
TV and Computers only.  Open store hours.
Drop off is rear of building at the loading dock.
Lions Bargain Centre
Colebrook Drive,
Eden Hills SA 5050
All electronic goods accepted either for sale for charity or sending to Minda for recycling.Open Sat Only: 8:30am to 12:30pm,.
Please see staff on arrival for drop off location.
NAWMA
Cnr Peachy & Bellchambers Rd,
Edinburgh North SA 5113
All electronic goods accepted.  Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm,
Sat-Sun: 9am-3pm.
Please see staff on arrival.
Newton Transfer Station
9 Virginia Road,
Newton SA 5074
All electronic goods accepted.  Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm,
Sat: 8am-4pm.
North East Community Assistance Project
489 North East Road,
Hillcrest SA 5086
All electronic items accepted except fridges and freezers.  Drop off available Mon-Fri: 9am till 4pm.
Cage is accessible from the front carpark.
Officeworks: Trinity Gardens
210-212 Portrush Road,
Trinity Gardens SA 5068
Computers and accessories and printer cartridges.
Officeworks – Elizabeth
1 Phillip Highway,
Elizabeth SA 5112
Computer and accessories and printer cartridges.
Plympton Community Centre
34 Long Street,
Plympton SA 5038
All electronic items accepted, except fridges and freezers.  Please bring large Items such as fridges and freezers to Electronic Recycling Australia in Underdale, Drop off available during business hours. Cage is located in the rear car park.
Rotary Club: St Peters
46 Henry Street,
Stepney SA 5069
Accepts all small to medium items. Please bring large Items such as fridges and freezers to Electronic Recycling Australia in Underdale. Drop off available Sat 8:30am to 12:30pm.
TechIT Computers
5 Canberra Drive,
Aberfoyle Park SA 5159
Small to medium items only, strictly no fridges or freezers. Drop off available shop hours.
Please bring items into the shop for drop-off. 
The Electronic Audio Shop
660 South Road,
Glandore SA 5037
All electronic items accepted, except fridges and freezers.  Items can be dropped at any time in the cage positioned on the northern side of the carpark.
The Good Guys: Hectorville
60 Glynburn Rd,
Hectorville SA 5073
TV and Computers only. Open store hours, drop off location is the rear of the building, via the loading entrance.
TPI Nuriootpa
Belvedere Road,
Nuriootpa SA 5355
Computers, computer accessories and TVs. Tues & Thurs: 12pm-4pm,
Sun 10am-4pm.
Windmill Hill Transfer Station
Nixon Rd,
Hahndorf SA 5245
Computers, computer accessories and TVs. Tues-Sat: 8.30am-12.30pm & 1pm-4.30pm & Sun: 1.30pm-4.30pm.

More locations can be found at:

TechCollect Drop-Off Sites (Computer and TV items only)

Electronic Recycling Australia Unplug n’ Drop (Computer, and TV items as well as many household electrical appliances and devices)

TV and Computer items accepted
Televisions
Computers
Laptops
Computer towers
Computer monitors
Keyboards
Mouse
Printers
Scanners
Other computer peripherals (ie. cords, batteries, etc.)
Other E-Waste
Whitegoods such as fridges, freezers and washing machines can be recycled by suppliers of new products. If you are buying new whitegoods, check with the retailer and see if they will collect any whitegoods you are replacing. Whitegoods can be booked in for hard waste collection.  Alternatively, these items may be dropped to a resource transfer station, or picked-up by a waste collection service, such as:

Cleanaway Welland Waste & Recycling Depot:
58 Frederick St, Welland.
Some items may be free to drop off – check open hours and potential fees with the operator: (08) 8340 2200

Metro Waste:
19/25 Murray St, Thebarton.
Some items may be free to drop off – check open hours and potential fees with the operator: (08) 8443 8827

Distribution360:
They provide a pick-up service (fees apply), phone 8280 8700 or visit their visit their website for further details.
Mobile phone handsets & chargers can be recycled through Mobile Muster. Click here to find your nearest free drop-off point.
Entertainment equipment (computer game consoles, DVD or VCR players, stereo & hi-fi equipment, digital & video cameras) are accepted at most (but not all) electronic recycling drop off locations.
Small appliances (vacuum cleaners, kettles, hair dryers & toasters) are accepted at most (but not all) electronic recycling drop off locations.
Batteries – Household (single-use alkaline AA, AAA, C, D & 9V). Find recycling options near you through the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative. ALDI & IKEA Stores also offer a recycling service. Check with your local council as some have a recycling, drop-off facility available for residents.

Mobile phone batteries can be recycled through the Mobile Muster Program.

Automotive batteries can be recycled at auto part retailers or service stations.
Alternative: 98% of lead acid batteries can be reclaimed through the Century Yuasa nationwide battery recycling program.

Links to more information:
Mobile Muster
Century Yuasa Nationwide Battery Recycling Program
Aldi Battery Recycling
Australian Battery Recycling Initiative
Light Globes (incandescent/old style bayonett/halogen/fluorescent): Householders can recycle light globes at Mitre 10 stores across South Australia. Many councils provide a drop off option for battery recycling, and householders can drop off batteries at ALDI stores, IKEA and Electronics Recycling Australia will accept them at their 149 Holbrooks Road, Underdale location and will charge $4.00 per kg to recycle the globes.
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