Electronic waste or e-waste, which includes televisions, is a growing problem in Australia. Recycling televisions recovers valuable metals, plastics and glass, and prevents potentially dangerous materials entering the environment.
Under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, every company that makes and/or imports televisions and computers into Australia is required to pay for the end of life recycling of these products. There are four organisations that recycle televisions, computers and accessories under the scheme: TechCollect, Drop Zone, E-Cycle Solutions and Electronic Product Stewardship Australasia.
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.
Council services for Televisions
Moreton Bay Regional Council has listed the following locations where you can recycle your televisions.
- Drop off Facility - Redcliffe transfer station
- Drop off Facility - Caboolture waste management facility
- Drop off Facility - Dakabin waste management facility
- Drop off Facility - Bunya waste management facility
- Drop off Facility - Brendale (JJ Richards)
Drop off locations for Televisions
48 drop off businesses match on Televisions within approx 60km of Caboolture QLD
Click the link for business details and map. Approved businesses are participants in the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.
Pick up locations for Televisions
31 pick up businesses match your query on Televisions
Click the link for business details
|Business Name||Details||Picks up||Fees||Approved||Provider|
|PGM Refiners Pty Ltd||Click Business Name for details||Nationally||May apply|
|MRI (Aust) 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|
|Computersource Logistics 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.||Qld (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|SRS Recycling Pty Ltd||Pick up of bulk quantities only.||Nationally Qld (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Brizzy Rubbish Removal Pty Ltd||Click Business Name for details||Qld (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|United Scrap Metal Traders P/L||Pick up subject to qantity||Qld (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Reverse E-Waste||Collect in commercial quantities in pallet sizes or in ...||Qld (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|A2Z All Waste Recycling||No quantity too small but more cost effective to you if...||Qld (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Steve's Rubbish Removals||Click Business Name for details||Qld||May apply|
|Lounge Recyclers||Click Business Name for details||Nationally (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|CMA Ecocycle||We provide pick up services for commercial quantities.||Qld (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Lifeline Ipswich and West Moreton||Saleable items only please.||Qld||May apply|
|TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd||Pick up of commercial quantities only.||Nationally||May apply|
|Richlands Resource Recovery Centre||Materials can be brought to the recycling centre or any...||Qld (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Buyequip Pty Ltd||Click Business Name for details||Nationally||May apply|
|ReuseMoose.com||Click Business Name for details||Nationally||Free|
|The Recycling Centre||Small or large quantities of scrap metal can be collect...||Qld (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|Reverse E-Waste||Commercial - Sydney/Melb/Bris local metro - min 1 palle...||Qld (Metro Area Only)||Free|
|Substation 33||Fees apply for travel for pick up service.||Qld (Metro Area Only)||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|
|Visio Recycling||Pick-up services for bulk quantities only.||Qld (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd||REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r...||Nationally||May apply|
|ABR HIRE||Click Business Name for details||Qld||May apply|
|Sims E-Recycling||Click Business Name for details||Qld||May apply|
|Aussie Bulk Discounting||Pickup will be grouped by area location so there may be...||Qld (Metro Area Only)||Free|
|TOONs PCs||Click Business Name for details||Qld||Free|
|ACE Recycling Group Pty Ltd||Click Business Name for details||Qld (Metro Area Only)||Free|
|Waste Metal Industries||Bulk Quantity collection service of amounts over 1 tonn...||Qld (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
How to recycle Televisions at work
There are some recycling companies that offer national collection services for commercial quantities of televisions. To find a commercial television recycling service for your workplace or business, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au.
About Televisions in Australia
Every year Australians purchase millions of televisions and related components to replace equipment superseded by faster and more powerful technologies. In 2007/08 an estimated 16.8 million televisions and computers reached the end of their useful life in Australia. In 2027/28, this figure is predicted to reach 44 million units.
Why recycle Televisions?
Televisions containing cathode ray tubes (CRTs) are one of the leading causes of lead contamination in municipal waste streams. CRTs can contain up to 4 kg of lead and other toxic materials such as mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Lead is a cumulative poison that can contaminate groundwater and have harmful effects on human and animal health. By recycling televisions, waste is diverted from landfill and resources such as metals, precious metals, plastics and glass are recovered.
What happens when Televisions are recycled?
Some television components may still be useable, enabling certain parts to be directed into a reuse stream. To be recycled, televisions must be broken down into their many different components.
- Cathode ray tube (CRT) glass contains a high concentration of lead. This means it can't go back into the normal glass recovery process like glass bottles. CRT glass is typically crushed and cleaned. Some CRT glass is used in manufacturing new television and computer monitors, but the move to LCD and plasma televisions means that new technologies and processes are being found to reuse this material.
- Circuit boards are shredded down to a fine powder and separated into plastics and precious metals. This material can be reformed into a range of products.
- Plastic casings are shredded and tested for their composition. Once identified, the plastics can be melted and extruded for use in new products.
- Scrap metals are typically melted down to form new metal-based components.