Electronic waste (E-waste) recycling

Waverley Council offers free year round drop off locations and periodic events for a wide range of e-waste items.

The e-waste we collect is disposed of safely, and can be recycled into new materials. Televisions, computers, and other electronic appliances contain hazardous components that can affect our environment and health if sent to landfill.

Problem waste recycling stations

Mobile phones, tablets, small laptops, ink cartridges and household batteries can be dropped off for free to any of our problem waste recycling stations.

Problem waste drop-off events

Council runs free problem waste drop off events several times per year where you can bring your old electrical items. You don't even need to get out of the car; our friendly staff will do the lifting for you. Council collects approximately 50 tonnes of e-waste each year at these events. Please note, due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we have no upcoming drop off events currently scheduled.

Electrical items accepted at problem waste drop off events:

  • Computer monitors, hard drives, printers, laptops, network equipment, scanners, cords, cables
  • Televisions
  • DVD players, video recorders, projectors
  • Mobile phones, landline phones, faxes
  • MP3 players, speakers, cameras
  • Toasters, kettles, microwaves and other small household appliances
  • Heaters
  • Household batteries

Items not accepted:

  • white goods
  • oil heaters
  • smoke detectors.

Other e-waste recycling and reuse options

Search Recycling Near You for more options in your postcode for recycling your unwanted electronics and more.

The Reconnect Project is a not-profit organisation that accepts mobile phones and tablets, in any age or condition. Data is erased securely, then mobiles are repaired for reuse. The project works with caseworkers at women's refuges, refugee support agencies, homelessness outreach centres and distributes them to people who don't have access to mobile devices. Find a drop point.

Search for local drop off locations offered by National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) approved organisations

More information

Click on the links below for more information on recycling e-waste.

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