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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

Newcastle City Council has listed the following locations where you can recycle your computers.

  1. Drop off Facility - Summerhill Waste Management Centre

Drop off locations for Computers & Accessories

21 drop off businesses match on Computers & Accessories within approx 60km of Newcastle NSW

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/565 35 Northcott Dr Kotara, NSW, 2289 151.7128440 -32.9386220 Kotara NSW 2289 151.7128440 -32.9386220 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/603 28 Pacific Hwy Gosford West, NSW, 2250 151.3209261 -33.4277474 Gosford West NSW 2250 151.3209261 -33.4277474 Yes Drop Zone
Harvey Norman /business/663 7 Abdon Close Newcastle, NSW, 2300 151.6893470 -32.9936800 Newcastle NSW 2300 151.6893470 -32.9936800 Yes TechCollect
Officeworks /business/10185 240 - 260 Hillsborough Rd Warners Bay, NSW, 2282 151.6606650 -32.9646090 Warners Bay NSW 2282 151.6606650 -32.9646090 Yes Drop Zone
Buttonderry Waste Management Facility /business/12543 850 Hue Hue Rd Jilliby, NSW, 2259 151.42541885375976 -33.21370162797841 Jilliby NSW 2259 151.42541885375976 -33.21370162797841 Yes
Hunter Resource Recovery /business/12549 45 Fieldsend Street East Maitland, NSW, 2323 151.60121732006075 -32.757080023493714 East Maitland NSW 2323 151.60121732006075 -32.757080023493714
Awaba Waste Management Facility /business/12865 60 Wilton Road Awaba, NSW, 2283 151.55253410339355 -33.02600814996078 Awaba NSW 2283 151.55253410339355 -33.02600814996078 Yes Drop Zone & E-Cycle
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community /business/13106 P.O. Box 134 Tanilba Bay, NSW, 2319 151.9984596 -32.7293181 Tanilba Bay NSW 2319 151.9984596 -32.7293181
Fairhaven Services /business/13454 26 Margaret Street Point Clare, NSW, 2250 151.3198471069336 -33.4377803261738 Point Clare NSW 2250 151.3198471069336 -33.4377803261738
Summerhill Waste Management Centre /business/13581 141 Minmi Road Wallsend, NSW, 2287 151.6515827178955 -32.88931767594954 Wallsend NSW 2287 151.6515827178955 -32.88931767594954
Sims Metal Management /business/15120 Manns Rd Gosford, NSW, 2250 151.3330451 -33.4137779 Gosford NSW 2250 151.3330451 -33.4137779
E Cycle Central Coast /business/15128 6 Amsterdam Circuit North Wyong, NSW, 2259 151.4526260 -33.2631770 North Wyong NSW 2259 151.4526260 -33.2631770
Kincumber Transfer Station /business/15522 Cullens Rd Kincumber, NSW, 2251 151.4175166 -33.4815651 Kincumber NSW 2251 151.4175166 -33.4815651 Yes TechCollect
Woy Woy Transfer Station /business/15523 Nagari Road Woy Woy, NSW, 2256 151.2937686 -33.5030909 Woy Woy NSW 2256 151.2937686 -33.5030909 Yes TechCollect
Cessnock Waste and Reuse Centre /business/15917 1967 Old Maitland Road Cessnock, NSW, 2325 151.3882424 -32.8156494 Cessnock NSW 2325 151.3882424 -32.8156494
Mt Vincent Waste Disposal centre /business/15918 109 Mount Vincent Road East Maitland , NSW, 2320 151.5567040 -32.7820930 East Maitland  NSW 2320 151.5567040 -32.7820930 Yes
Singleton Council Waste Depot /business/15922 Dyrring Road Singleton, NSW, 2330 151.2263551 -32.5090575 Singleton NSW 2330 151.2263551 -32.5090575 Yes
Dungog Waste Disposal Depot /business/16028 Short Street Dungog, NSW, 2420 151.7451240 -32.4098015 Dungog NSW 2420 151.7451240 -32.4098015 Yes
Officeworks /business/16284 13 Racecourse Road Rutherford, NSW, 2320 151.5161314 -32.7116992 Rutherford NSW 2320 151.5161314 -32.7116992 Yes Drop Zone
Salamander Bay Waste Transfer Station /business/16369 4 Tarrant Road Salamander Bay, NSW, 2317 151.8662452697754 -32.74815698060257 Salamander Bay NSW 2317 151.8662452697754 -32.74815698060257 Yes
Matthews Metal Management /business/17389 45 Fieldsend Street East Maitland, NSW, 2323 151.6012810 -32.7576210 East Maitland NSW 2323 151.6012810 -32.7576210 Yes TechCollect
Officeworks /business/565 35 Northcott Dr Kotara, NSW, 2289 151.7128440 -32.9386220 Kotara NSW 2289 151.7128440 -32.9386220

Pick up locations for Computers & Accessories

46 pick up businesses match your query on Computers & Accessories

Click the link for business details

Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
SRS Recycling Pty Ltd Pick up of bulk quantities only. Nationally NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Renewable Recyclers Visit website for detail or call 1300 594 636 NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Reverse Garbage - Marrickville We use a small fleet to collect industrial discards, ov... NSW (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... NSW (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
Cooke's Metal Recyclers P/L Minimum amounts apply for pick up, please call. Smaller... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Save Parts - Nature's Mix Pickups must be in a clean state, wet items will not be... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Reverse E-Waste Commercial - Sydney/Melb/Bris local metro - min 1 palle... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Redback Scrapmetal Free collection in the Penrith area of the following ap... NSW (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
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction & Australian Paper Recycling Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
M.A.G Recycling Services Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Computers for Young and Old Collections are free, Sydney and surrounding areas are ... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sims Metal Management Please call 1800 727 276 or 9774 8700 for more informat... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Dennis Maddock Recycling I charge a fee of $10 to cover my costs. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Loumbos Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
The Scrap Metal Man All past present and future customers are welcome to bo... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
eCycleCorp Pty Ltd Bulk quantities Nationally May apply
Sydneyhelpdesk Click Business Name for details NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
ANZ Asset Managment Bookings are essential for Commercial and Office pick-u... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
Phillips Skip Bins Pty Ltd We offer SAME DAY Delivery / Changeover, 6 days a week ... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Wagga Scrap Metals Bulk Quantities only Please ring for further informati... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Eco Metal Recyclers Details available on request - please contact us for de... NSW May apply
Young Adults Disabled Association Inc (YADA) We collect cardboard, plastic and metal amounts of any ... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Sims E-Recycling Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Mid Coast Rubbish Removal We operate from Port Macquarie and service the whole mi... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Mission Australia We collect from Stanwell Tops to Kiama and only for fur... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Artarmon Balmain Cha... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Sydneyhelpdesk Small to bulk quantities, home, office or corporation. NSW (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.