What is E-Waste?
If the item you’re disposing of has a cord, battery, or a switch, it’s considered E-Waste and can be recycled through Council's 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.
In 2011, as part of the Product Stewardship Act, The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme was established This scheme provides Australian householders and small business with access to FREE collection and recycling services for televisions and computers.
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 the 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
- Computer cables
- Any item that uses an electrical plug and/or any battery driven items.
Recycling and re-purposing E-Waste items is best for the planet, and best for our community. City Of Prospect is committed to assisting all residents to recycle E-Waste items as easily as possible, and in the most efficient and environmentally responsible way.
To find out where you can ‘unplug and drop’ your E-Waste items, 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.
For more information on E-Waste Recycling, please see the Recycling Near You website.