How To Recycle e-Waste

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What is e-Waste?

Each year, millions of electronic devices like televisions, computers and mobile phones are discarded in Australia. E-waste is a rapidly growing stream of waste containing valuable and rare materials that are critical to reduce, reuse and recycle. Australians are among the highest users of new technology, and e-waste from obsolete electronic goods, e-waste is growing 3 times faster than general waste.

What does e-Waste include?

E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that’s no longer working or unwanted. It includes, but is not limited to:

  • Computers, laptops and tablets
  • Televisions
  • Mobile phones
  • Digital cameras
  • Printers and photocopiers
  • Fax machines
  • USBs
  • Batteries and electronic tools
  • Home appliances
  • Electronic toys

How can we minimise our impact?

Minimising e-waste helps protect the environment and recover precious materials for reuse.

  • Reduce your consumption of electronic devices
  • Buy second hand electronics
  • Donate or sell electronics that are in good condition
  • Extend the life of your electronics by taking care of them
  • Repair broken electronics
  • Recycle your electronic devices

How do I recycle e-Waste in my community?

E-waste should not be put in your rubbish or recycling bin.

You can take your e-waste to the local drop-off point to help keep precious metals out of our ecosystem and give new life to finite materials. 90% of the materials in a mobile phone handset can be recovered and reused!

To recycle your household e-waste, visit your local drop off point: Green Collect located in Braybrook.

Don’t forget to remove your personal information from your device before recycling!