Electronic Waste Recycling
  • Last updated:
  • 19 Apr 2018

The term 'e-waste' refers to all old computers, computer related products and televisions that no longer work or are obsolete. Examples of e-waste include printers, televisions, scanners, video game consoles, computers, laptops and monitors.

Recyclable materials

E-waste contains recyclable materials. These materials commonly include, but are not limited to:

  • glass
  • plastics
  • metals and alloys such as iron, steel, aluminium and copper
  • precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver.

E-waste stewardship and responsibility for collection and recycling was established by the federal government under the Product Stewardship Act 2011. With this program valuable materials were recycled and waste to landfill was reduced.

Transfer stations will also accept, the non-ewaste items listed below from householders and small businesses.

Non-e-waste items:

  • alarm clocks
  • hairdryers
  • kitchen appliances
  • microwaves
  • vacuum cleaners
  • white goods
  • mobile phones with batteries.

These items may be accepted as general waste (a fee may apply).

Product Stewardship

For more information visit the Department of the Environment.