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E-Waste Recycling

What is E-Waste?

If the item you’re disposing of has a cord, battery, or a switch, it’s considered E-Waste and must be recycled through an E-waste recycling program. Since 2013, all E-Waste is banned from landfill and needs to be taken to a suitable e-waste recycling facility for dismantling and re-manufacturing.

Why don’t we just throw it out with our normal waste?

E-Waste items contain many valuable and rare materials such as gold, copper, nickel, tin, zinc and aluminum, which can be recovered and re-used. They also contain a variety of hazardous materials materials including lead, mercury, cadmium and lithium that can potentially harm the environment if not disposed of correctly.

By recycling e-waste these materials are recovered and used to make new products.

Please DO NOT place any E-Waste items in your red, yellow, or green lidded bins.

What can I recycle through an E-Waste Recycling Program?

Items that will be accepted for free include:

  • Televisions analogue, LCD, flat screens (About 90% of televisions and computers can be recycled!)
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer towers
  • Printers, scanners, keyboards, mice
  • White goods
  • Microwave ovens
  • Heaters
  • Computer cables
  • Ovens
  • Any item that uses an electrical plug and/or any battery driven items.

E-Waste can be taken to your nearest ‘Unplug and Drop’ location, this is a free service offered by Electronics Recycling Australia. To find a detailed list of what you can recycle and your nearest drop-off location, please see the Electronic Recycling Australia website.

City of Prospect will also collect electronic waste as part of household hard waste collections. For more information or to book a hard waste collection, you can phone East Waste on 8347 5111 or visit East Waste.