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E-Waste Recycling (TVs & Computers)

Free electronic waste recycling

tvs and computers_02The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme provides householders and small business with access to free drop-off services for televisions and computers. This scheme is funded by TechCollect as part of the television and computer industry, and builds on existing recycling efforts by council.

The City of Charles Sturt was proud to establish South Australia’s first Drop-Zone at Beverley to recycle your old TVs and computers for free.

This service is for households and small businesses only. You do not need to live or work in the City of Charles Sturt to use this service.

Where can I take my old TV or computer?

There are a several sites accepting old TVs and computers for FREE across the western suburbs including:

  • Beverley Waste and Recycling Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue, Beverley (phone 8408 1350).
  • Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton (phone 8295 5077)

There are also numerous other site across metropolitan and regional South Australia that will accept old TVs and computers free of charge.

To locate a site nearest you please visit www.zerowaste.sa.gov.au

These services are available 7 days a week, with the exception of public holidays. When you get there, you will be directed to an area where you can leave your old TV or computer for recycling, at no charge.

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What happens to it then?
Once received at one of the registered drop off locations, all material will be sent for recycling as part of the National Recycling Scheme for Televisions and Computers.

All items are carefully pulled apart to recover the items of value (small amounts of gold, copper and recyclable glass and plastic) and safely capture the hazardous components (including lead, mercury, arsenic).

The recyclable components are then sent to be made into new products.

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What items are accepted?

We will accept the following items from households and small businesses only (maximum limit of 15 component items applies):

  • Television
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Computer towers
  • Computer monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Mouse
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Other computer peripherals (cords, battery, etc.)
  • Other e-waste (any item with a cord or a battery)

Please note: staff are unable to assist you to unload items.

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Can I still put my old TV or computer out for our annual hard waste collection?

Yes, it will then be sent for recycling.

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Can businesses bring in their items too?

This service is offered to households and small businesses only. It is not designed to receive commercial quantities of electronic waste.

A maximum of 15 items will be accepted. Schools and larger businesses will need to make their own private arrangements.

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For more information

Call our Waste Hotline: 8295 5077.

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