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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

City of Melbourne has listed the following locations where you can recycle your computers.

  1. Drop off Facility - Byteback at Moonee Valley Waste Transfer Station
  2. Drop off Facility - Byteback at Darebin Resource Recovery Centre
  3. Drop off Facility - Byteback at Boroondara Waste Transfer Station
  4. Drop off Facility - Byteback at other locations

Drop off locations for Computers & Accessories

88 drop off businesses match on Computers & Accessories within approx 60km of Melbourne VIC

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/556 1101-1181 Plenty Rd Bundoora, VIC, 3083 145.0555696 -37.7038908 Bundoora VIC 3083 145.0555696 -37.7038908 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/558 South Gippsland Hwy Cranbourne, VIC, 3977 145.2824550 -38.1063810 Cranbourne VIC 3977 145.2824550 -38.1063810 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/568 169 Rosamond Rd Maribyrnong, VIC, 3032 144.8834030 -37.7723840 Maribyrnong VIC 3032 144.8834030 -37.7723840 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/575 57-61 Synnot St Werribee, VIC, 3030 144.6577310 -37.9033370 Werribee VIC 3030 144.6577310 -37.9033370 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/576 Louis St & Dromana Ave Airport West, VIC, 3042 144.8888150 -37.7133850 Airport West VIC 3042 144.8888150 -37.7133850 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/588 1434-1468 Sydney Rd Campbellfield, VIC, 3061 144.9584020 -37.6885000 Campbellfield VIC 3061 144.9584020 -37.6885000 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/590 699 Warrigal Rd Chadstone, VIC, 3148 145.0915430 -37.8792400 Chadstone VIC 3148 145.0915430 -37.8792400 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/591 Tenancy 5, 55 - 67 Frankston Dandenong Rd Dandenong South, VIC, 3175 145.1192750 -37.9262730 Dandenong South VIC 3175 145.1192750 -37.9262730 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/594 602-630 Doncaster Rd Doncaster, VIC, 3108 145.1257490 -37.7875840 Doncaster VIC 3108 145.1257490 -37.7875840 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/597 802 Burwood Hwy Ferntree Gully, VIC, 3156 145.2736680 -37.8818120 Ferntree Gully VIC 3156 145.2736680 -37.8818120 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/598 230 Alexandra Parade Fitzroy, VIC, 3065 144.9844000 -37.7941260 Fitzroy VIC 3065 144.9844000 -37.7941260 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/599 351-355 Nepean Hwy Frankston, VIC, 3199 145.1247390 -38.1354630 Frankston VIC 3199 145.1247390 -38.1354630 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/601 150 Malop St Geelong, VIC, 3220 144.3641971 -38.1482845 Geelong VIC 3220 144.3641971 -38.1482845 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/604 1123 Nepean Hwy Highett, VIC, 3190 145.0449920 -37.9469970 Highett VIC 3190 145.0449920 -37.9469970 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/619 1128-1132 Nepean Hwy Mornington, VIC, 3931 145.0523770 -38.2244370 Mornington VIC 3931 145.0523770 -38.2244370 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/621 352 Princes Hwy Narre Warren, VIC, 3805 145.3034960 -38.0234900 Narre Warren VIC 3805 145.3034960 -38.0234900 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/626 274-278 Whitehorse Rd Nunawading, VIC, 3131 145.1699400 -37.8186590 Nunawading VIC 3131 145.1699400 -37.8186590 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/630 121 Bell St Preston, VIC, 3072 145.0175730 -37.7469950 Preston VIC 3072 145.0175730 -37.7469950 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/633 566 Bridge Rd Richmond, VIC, 3121 145.0109320 -37.8199910 Richmond VIC 3121 145.0109320 -37.8199910 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/634 241 Maroondah Hwy Ringwood, VIC, 3134 145.2319450 -37.8134620 Ringwood VIC 3134 145.2319450 -37.8134620 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/639 231 Kings Way South Melbourne, VIC, 3205 144.9677931 -37.8324729 South Melbourne VIC 3205 144.9677931 -37.8324729 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/652 377 Williamstown Rd Yarraville, VIC, 3013 144.8813110 -37.8240550 Yarraville VIC 3013 144.8813110 -37.8240550 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/9748 342 Springvale Road Glen Waverley, VIC, 3150 145.1647130 -37.8871710 Glen Waverley VIC 3150 145.1647130 -37.8871710 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/9799 550-650 High St Epping, VIC, 3076 145.0232425 -37.6526346 Epping VIC 3076 145.0232425 -37.6526346 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/9949 64 Mt Alexander Rd Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032 144.9376487 -37.7843105 Ascot Vale VIC 3032 144.9376487 -37.7843105 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/10157 64 Gaffney St Coburg, VIC, 3058 144.9598113 -37.7334584 Coburg VIC 3058 144.9598113 -37.7334584 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/10197 1048-1054 Princess Highway Carnegie, VIC, 3163 145.0554204 -37.8837089 Carnegie VIC 3163 145.0554204 -37.8837089 Yes Drop Zone
Moonee Valley Transfer Station /business/12547 188 Holmes Road Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3040 144.9025447 -37.7647580 Moonee Ponds VIC 3040 144.9025447 -37.7647580 Yes TechCollect
Inner City Metal Recycling /business/12840 1 Lithgow St Abbotsford, VIC, 3067 144.9984314 -37.8098540 Abbotsford VIC 3067 144.9984314 -37.8098540
Lilydale Computer Services /business/12914 91-99 Beresford Road Lilydale, VIC, 3140 145.34680366516113 -37.75062946877242 Lilydale VIC 3140 145.34680366516113 -37.75062946877242
Alfatek Enterprises (Aust) Pty. Ltd. /business/12948 37b Somerton Park Drive campblefield, VIC, 3062 144.9464464187622 -37.64835443924094 campblefield VIC 3062 144.9464464187622 -37.64835443924094
B2C Community IT Recyclers /business/13122 Factory 1, 31 Dalgety St Oakleigh, Victoria, VIC, 3166 145.0924720 -37.8917760 Oakleigh, Victoria VIC 3166 145.0924720 -37.8917760
Officeworks /business/13423 481- 485 Cheltenham Rd Keysborough, VIC, 3173 145.1511230 -37.9913520 Keysborough VIC 3173 145.1511230 -37.9913520 Yes Drop Zone
EP Contracting & Recycling /business/13432 1 Centre Kirkham Rd Dandenong, VIC, 3175 145.19432544708252 -37.996602332199224 Dandenong VIC 3175 145.19432544708252 -37.996602332199224
Chris's Rubbish Removal /business/13536 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 144.9631100 -37.8143310 Melbourne VIC 3000 144.9631100 -37.8143310
SITA Australia /business/13552 274 Hallam Road Hampton Park, VIC, 3976 145.2678630 -38.0520410 Hampton Park VIC 3976 145.2678630 -38.0520410 Yes Drop Zone
Auss Metals Pty Ltd /business/13609 42 High Street Preston, VIC, 3072 145.0020740 -37.7499244 Preston VIC 3072 145.0020740 -37.7499244
Whitehorse Recycling & Waste Centre /business/13717 638-648 Burwood Highway cnr Morack Road Vermont South, VIC, 3133 145.1979279 -37.8585747 Vermont South VIC 3133 145.1979279 -37.8585747 Yes TechCollect
Wyndham Refuse Disposal Centre /business/13789 Wests Road Werribee, VIC, 3030 144.6060380 -37.9403590 Werribee VIC 3030 144.6060380 -37.9403590 Yes TechCollect
The Good Guys /business/14830 Tenancy 1 Dandenong, VIC, 3175 145.2136460 -37.9835210 Dandenong VIC 3175 145.2136460 -37.9835210 Yes TechCollect
The Good Guys /business/14831 11a Northland Homemaker Centre Northland, VIC, 3072 145.0308807 -37.7409583 Northland VIC 3072 145.0308807 -37.7409583 Yes TechCollect
The Good Guys /business/14837 30 Dalton Road Thomastown, VIC, 3074 145.0281971 -37.6894739 Thomastown VIC 3074 145.0281971 -37.6894739 Yes TechCollect
The Good Guys /business/14839 681 Nepean Highway Brighton, VIC, 3186 145.0191720 -37.9165720 Brighton VIC 3186 145.0191720 -37.9165720 Yes TechCollect
The Good Guys /business/14845 Tenancy 4, Chadstone Lifestyle Precinct Chadstone, VIC, 3148 145.0924300 -37.8775010 Chadstone VIC 3148 145.0924300 -37.8775010 Yes TechCollect
SRS Recycling /business/14966 304 Mahoneys Road Thomastown, VIC, 3074 144.9799683 -37.6914457 Thomastown VIC 3074 144.9799683 -37.6914457
Egans Asset Management Pty Ltd /business/15057 110 Maribyrnong St Footscray, VIC, 3011 144.9042180 -37.8086650 Footscray VIC 3011 144.9042180 -37.8086650
Pacific Metal Group /business/15062 22-28 Plummer Rd Laverton North, VIC, 3026 144.81284022331238 -37.81805637843322 Laverton North VIC 3026 144.81284022331238 -37.81805637843322
Super Safe Eco Waste Recycle Centre /business/15117 199-201 Colchestor Rd Kilsyth, VIC, 3137 145.3071170 -37.8133260 Kilsyth VIC 3137 145.3071170 -37.8133260
Boroondara Transfer Station /business/15190 648 Riversdale Road Camberwell, VIC, 3124 145.0697392 -37.8334024 Camberwell VIC 3124 145.0697392 -37.8334024 Yes TechCollect
Knox Transfer Station /business/15192 251 George Street Wantirna South, VIC, 3152 145.2144472 -37.8861794 Wantirna South VIC 3152 145.2144472 -37.8861794 Yes TechCollect
Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre /business/15193 Becks Road Drysdale, VIC, 3222 144.6252166 -38.1798163 Drysdale VIC 3222 144.6252166 -38.1798163 Yes TechCollect
Mornington Peninsula Shire Resource Recovery Centre /business/15195 134 Watt Road Mornington, VIC, 3939 145.0652683 -38.2344168 Mornington VIC 3939 145.0652683 -38.2344168 Yes
Rye Resource Recovery Centre /business/15196 280 Truemans Road Rye, VIC, 3941 144.8586830 -38.3770515 Rye VIC 3941 144.8586830 -38.3770515 Yes
Port Phillip Resource Recovery Centre /business/15197 Boundary Street South Melbourne, VIC, 3205 144.94374030818176 -37.82864493147781 South Melbourne VIC 3205 144.94374030818176 -37.82864493147781
Reboundit Pty Ltd /business/15512 2/18 Merri Concourse Campbellfield, VIC, 3061 144.9707660 -37.6672110 Campbellfield VIC 3061 144.9707660 -37.6672110
Banyule Resource Recovery Centre /business/15517 Corner Waterdale Road and Banksia Street Bellfield, VIC, 3081 145.0449438 -37.7568881 Bellfield VIC 3081 145.0449438 -37.7568881 Yes Drop Zone
Melton Recycling Facility /business/15518 33 Ferris Rd Melton South, VIC, 3338 144.6028847 -37.7014647 Melton South VIC 3338 144.6028847 -37.7014647 Yes
Riddell Road Waste and Recycling Transfer Station and Landfill /business/15520 Riddell Rd Sunbury, VIC, 3429 144.6884736 -37.5355291 Sunbury VIC 3429 144.6884736 -37.5355291 Yes Drop Zone
Clifton Hill Depot /business/15521 Roseneath Street Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068 144.9982607 -37.7928657 Clifton Hill VIC 3068 144.9982607 -37.7928657
Coldstream Recovery and Waste Transfer Centre /business/15669 Ingram Road Coldstream, VIC, 3770 145.4041907 -37.7381590 Coldstream VIC 3770 145.4041907 -37.7381590 Yes Drop Zone
Bolinda Road Resource Recovery Centre /business/15670 Bolinda Road Campbellfield, VIC, 3061 144.9638520 -37.6841830 Campbellfield VIC 3061 144.9638520 -37.6841830
Nillumbik Recycling and Recovery centre /business/15688 290 Yan Yean Road Plenty, VIC, 3090 145.1244474 -37.6558118 Plenty VIC 3090 145.1244474 -37.6558118 Yes Drop Zone
greenPC /business/15703 33 Elizabeth Street Richmond, VIC, 3121 144.9925864 -37.8108822 Richmond VIC 3121 144.9925864 -37.8108822
Ecycle Bins /business/15717 10/50 Market Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 144.9609367 -37.8180726 Melbourne VIC 3000 144.9609367 -37.8180726
Going Greener e-Waste /business/15736 2/40 Tarletons Road Plumpton, VIC, 3335 144.6930970 -37.7000960 Plumpton VIC 3335 144.6930970 -37.7000960
Platinum Recycling /business/15786 35 Hawker St Airport West, VIC, 3042 144.8879999 -37.7225584 Airport West VIC 3042 144.8879999 -37.7225584 Yes TechCollect
Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station /business/15936 380 Ferntree Gully Road Notting Hill, VIC, 3168 145.1411230 -37.9021070 Notting Hill VIC 3168 145.1411230 -37.9021070 Yes TechCollect
Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre /business/15944 144 Talinga Road Cheltenham, VIC, 3192 145.0357140 -37.9621420 Cheltenham VIC 3192 145.0357140 -37.9621420 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/15947 790 High Street Kew East, VIC, 3102 145.0569380 -37.7968890 Kew East VIC 3102 145.0569380 -37.7968890 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/15948 2/460 Melton Highway Taylors Lakes, VIC, 3038 144.7757610 -37.6951470 Taylors Lakes VIC 3038 144.7757610 -37.6951470 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/15949 825 Princess Highway Pakenham, VIC, 3810 145.4532390 -38.0598320 Pakenham VIC 3810 145.4532390 -38.0598320 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/15950 263 Middleborough Road Box Hill South, VIC, 3128 145.1350300 -37.8357970 Box Hill South VIC 3128 145.1350300 -37.8357970 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/15952 612 Burwood Road Hawthorn East, VIC, 3123 145.0456460 -37.8241790 Hawthorn East VIC 3123 145.0456460 -37.8241790 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/15953 606 Burwood Highway Vermont South, VIC, 3133 145.1956470 -37.8589660 Vermont South VIC 3133 145.1956470 -37.8589660 Yes Drop Zone
1800RECYCLE /business/16075 Factory 1 Heidelberg Heights, VIC, 3081 145.0578360 -37.7306410 Heidelberg Heights VIC 3081 145.0578360 -37.7306410
NDL Group Electrical Retailers (via E-Cycle Solutions) /business/16155 18–20 Dandenong Street Dandenong, VIC, 3175 145.1993990 -37.9924780 Dandenong VIC 3175 145.1993990 -37.9924780 Yes E-Cycle
SITA Geelong Resource Recovery Facility /business/16277 35 Heales Rd Corio, VIC, 3214 144.3874756 -38.0517424 Corio VIC 3214 144.3874756 -38.0517424 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/16283 Lot 4, 189 Canterbury Road Bayswater, VIC, 3153 145.2417630 -37.8319700 Bayswater VIC 3153 145.2417630 -37.8319700 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/16285 Lot 4, 23-45 Eucumbene Drive Caroline Springs, VIC, 3023 144.7463405 -37.7628456 Caroline Springs VIC 3023 144.7463405 -37.7628456 Yes Drop Zone
Kartaway /business/16437 32 Kirkdale St East Brunswick, VIC, 3057 144.9828270 -37.7706100 East Brunswick VIC 3057 144.9828270 -37.7706100
Sims E-Recycling /business/16507 195 Forster Road Mt Waverley, VIC, 3149 145.1293043 -37.8985238 Mt Waverley VIC 3149 145.1293043 -37.8985238
Ecycle Solutions /business/16545 63 - 65 Pound Road West Dandenong South, VIC, 3175 145.194107 -38.034132 Dandenong South VIC 3175 145.194107 -38.034132 Yes E-Cycle
Stonnington Waste Transfer Station /business/16818 32 Weir Street Malvern, VIC, 3144 145.0416820 -37.8482510 Malvern VIC 3144 145.0416820 -37.8482510 Yes TechCollect
Equipment Recycling Network Incorporated /business/16830 17 Greenwood Avenue Ringwood, VIC, 3134 145.2310517 -37.8210208 Ringwood VIC 3134 145.2310517 -37.8210208
Solve Disability Solutions /business/16844 1 Yarra Boulevard Kew, VIC, 3101 145.0213873 -37.7882849 Kew VIC 3101 145.0213873 -37.7882849
DATS Environmental Services Pty Ltd. /business/16929 372-375 Dynon Road Melbourne, VIC, 3051 144.9176610 -37.8019019 Melbourne VIC 3051 144.9176610 -37.8019019
Mulgrave Office National /business/17063 Unit 12/ 12-14 Miles Street Mulgrave, VIC, 3170 145.14993016798394 -37.92350696682703 Mulgrave VIC 3170 145.14993016798394 -37.92350696682703 Yes Reverse e-waste
Clayton South Regional Landfill /business/17197 Cnr Clayton Rd and Ryans Rd Clayton, VIC, 3169 145.1148495 -37.9502675 Clayton VIC 3169 145.1148495 -37.9502675
Officeworks /business/556 1101-1181 Plenty Rd Bundoora, VIC, 3083 145.0555696 -37.7038908 Bundoora VIC 3083 145.0555696 -37.7038908

Pick up locations for Computers & Accessories

40 pick up businesses match your query on Computers & Accessories

Click the link for business details

Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Ecycle Bins Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
Bulls-Eye PC's & Electronics Please contact us via the website, email, Facebook or p... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Red Rabbit Rubbish Removal & Recycling Service We come to you with a truck team and do all the loading... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Control Bin Hire (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. Pick up from South East Melbourne and surrounding subur... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd Pick up of commercial quantities only. Nationally May apply
Inner City Metal Recycling We welcome all unwanted metal materials (domestic and c... Vic May apply
Secure Document Destruction Greater Melbourne and surrounds pick up service. A... Vic May apply
Alfatek Enterprises (Aust) Pty. Ltd. Pickup service available for commercial (bulk) quantiti... Vic (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
B2C Community IT Recyclers Pick ups available on short notice Monday - Thursday. ... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
EP Contracting & Recycling Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
Reverse E-Waste Commercial - Sydney/Melb/Bris local metro - min 1 palle... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Computer Source Australia Pty.Ltd. We offer a national pick up service. The cost is depend... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction & Australian Paper Recycling Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Egans Asset Management Pty Ltd Egans provides pickup services at an hourly rate charge... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Pacific Metal Group Pick up services are determined on application. Please ... Vic Free
Computers for Young and Old Collections are free, Sydney and surrounding areas are ... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Reboundit Pty Ltd Pickup from office and or warehouse. Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Dennis Maddock Recycling I charge a fee of $10 to cover my costs. Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Trailers and Scrap Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
eCycleCorp Pty Ltd Bulk quantities Nationally May apply
greenPC If you would like to donate 20 or less working comput... Vic Free
ANZ Asset Managment Bookings are essential for Commercial and Office pick-u... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
Platinum Recycling Pick up of large quantities preferred but can arrange f... Vic May apply
GIANNETTICS visit www.giannettics.com for more information. Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800RECYCLE We work seamlessly with your company to decommission an... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
E&O Property Services & Rubbish Removal Whatever the quantity or type of waste, we'll collect i... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
The Disposal Crew Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
EcoSwish Will travel a further distance for useful quantity mate... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims E-Recycling Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Armadale Caulfield No... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
DATS Environmental Services Pty Ltd. Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
HIRE-A-GARBO Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) 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.