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Australians are among the highest users of new technology in the world and purchase over 2.4 million computers every year. This makes electronic waste or e-waste, including computers and accessories, a growing problem. Computers are ideal for recycling due to their large volumes, inclusion of hazardous materials, and good resource recovery potential for non-renewable resources like tin, nickel, zinc and copper.

Under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, companies that make and/or import more than a threshold amount of televisions and computers into Australia are required to pay for the end of life recycling of these products. There are five organisations that recycle computers and accessories under the scheme: TechCollect, Drop Zone, E-Cycle Solutions, Sims Recycling Solutions and Reverse E-Waste.

TechCollect is a not-for-profit e-waste recycling service, representing over 60 of Australia's leading technology importers and manufacturers. TechCollect is committed to setting the standard for responsible e-waste recycling. We are proud to have TechCollect as a supporter of this page.

Find recycling options for other electrical items including TVs, printer cartridges, mobile phones, small electrical appliances, batteries, car batteries, and whitegoods.

Council services for Computers

Australian Capital Territory has listed the following locations where you can recycle your computers.

  1. Drop off Facility - Mugga Lane Resource Management Facility
  2. Drop off Facility - The Mitchell Resouce Management Centre

Drop off locations for Computers & Accessories

11 drop off businesses match on Computers & Accessories within approx 60km of City ACT

Click the link for business details and map. Approved businesses are participants in the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Officeworks /business/563 1 Whyalla St Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1718050 -35.3345440 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1718050 -35.3345440 Yes Drop Zone
Harvey Norman /business/687 Ipswich St Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1647165 -35.3267934 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1647165 -35.3267934 Yes Drop Zone
Act Nowaste - Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre /business/7491 Mugga Lane Symonston, ACT, 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080 Symonston ACT 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080 Yes Drop Zone
Canberra Mitchell Resource Management Centre /business/13656 Flemington Road Mitchell Park, ACT, 2911 149.1444898 -35.2311165 Mitchell Park ACT 2911 149.1444898 -35.2311165 Yes TechCollect
CCA (Charity Computers Australia) /business/14947 22 Cartwright Street Charnwood, ACT, 2615 149.0304391 -35.2024380 Charnwood ACT 2615 149.0304391 -35.2024380
SITA Australia /business/15768 41 Alderson Place Hume, ACT, 2620 149.1599340 -35.4006210 Hume ACT 2620 149.1599340 -35.4006210
MRI ACT pty Ltd /business/15858 78-80 Townsville St Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1823900 -35.3302340 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1823900 -35.3302340 Yes
Officeworks /business/16264 5 Cohen Street Belconnen, ACT, 2617 149.0597517 -35.2400527 Belconnen ACT 2617 149.0597517 -35.2400527 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/16265 215 Scollay Street Greenway, ACT, 2900 149.0697925 -35.4222340 Greenway ACT 2900 149.0697925 -35.4222340
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd /business/16426 Mugga Lane Symonston, ACT, 2609 149.1364853 -35.3503494 Symonston ACT 2609 149.1364853 -35.3503494
Technical Aid to the Disabled ACT /business/16843 27 Mulley Street Holder, ACT, 2611 149.0495750 -35.3314690 Holder ACT 2611 149.0495750 -35.3314690
Officeworks /business/563 1 Whyalla St Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 149.1718050 -35.3345440 Fyshwick ACT 2609 149.1718050 -35.3345440

Pick up locations for Computers & Accessories

28 pick up businesses match your query on Computers & Accessories

Click the link for business details

Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
TSR E-waste Pick up service for bulk loads only. ACT May apply
Renewable Recyclers Visit website for detail or call 1300 594 636 ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd Pick up of commercial quantities only. Nationally May apply
Alfatek Enterprises (Aust) Pty. Ltd. Pickup service available for commercial (bulk) quantiti... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
PENTAQ Technology Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community Our service is Internet based. All Pick-ups are arrange... Nationally Free
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
Tiger Waste Collection Tiger Waste collects all sizes and types of waste. No j... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Computer Source Australia Pty.Ltd. We offer a national pick up service. The cost is depend... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
CCA (Charity Computers Australia) Click Business Name for details ACT May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction & Australian Paper Recycling Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Computers for Young and Old Collections are free, Sydney and surrounding areas are ... ACT (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Capital Waste Skips Click Business Name for details ACT May apply
Dennis Maddock Recycling I charge a fee of $10 to cover my costs. ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Loumbos Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details ACT May apply
eCycleCorp Pty Ltd Bulk quantities Nationally May apply
ANZ Asset Managment Bookings are essential for Commercial and Office pick-u... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
SITA Australia Click Business Name for details ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
MRI ACT pty Ltd Minimum quantities and charges apply. ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
G1 Asset Management Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply

How to recycle Computers at work

There are some recycling companies that offer national collection services for commercial quantities of computers. To find a commercial computer recycling service for your workplace or business, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au.

About Computers in Australia

Every year Australians purchase millions of computers and related components to replace equipment superseded by faster and more powerful technologies. In 2007/08 an estimated 16.8 million computers and televisions reached the end of their useful life in Australia. In 2027/28, this figure is predicted to reach 44 million units.

Why recycle Computers?

  • Older style monitors contain cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors which contain lead, and computers also contain other hazardous materials that need to be disposed of responsibly.
  • When disposed to landfill, the materials and chemical components used to make computer equipment such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic can leach into the soil and groundwater, causing harm to our environment and human populations.

What happens when Computers are recycled?

Computers and accessories that are in working order can often be refurbished with new software and some replacement parts. These repackaged computers are generally made available to low-income communities, individuals and community organisations. Electronic waste that is collected for recycling generally undergoes a manual dismantling process. The individual materials such as printed circuit boards, cabling, glass and plastics are recovered and then processed so that they can be used as raw materials to produce new products.

More information

In 2011 the Australian Government introduced a national, industry funded, recycling scheme for televisions and computers. Find out more here.

For further information, including the scheme’s recent outcomes, visit the Department of the Environment’s website.