National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme
E-waste recycling services are provided across metropolitan, regional and remote Australia as part of the Australian Government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. This industry-funded scheme makes it easier for people to have their televisions, computers, printers, computer parts and accessories recycled for free.
Where can I recycle my TVs and computers?
The NTCRS provides around 98 per cent of Australia’s population with reasonable access to collection services for televisions and computer parts. Location and opening times for recycling and collection services are determined by the organisations who manage them, with flexibility provided to suit local circumstances. Services may include a permanent collection site at a local waste transfer station or retail outlet, or one-off recycling events. These may be operated through local council or resource management centres. Services are free for households and small businesses, while charges may apply for larger businesses. Not all drop-off points in Australia are part of the scheme, and fees may be payable at some locations. Contact the providers below or your local council for details.
Planet Ark maintains a database of television and computer drop-off points on its website: Planet Ark – RecyclingNearYou.
Four organisations are approved to provide recycling services under the scheme. For more information, including details of the collection services and drop-off points they provide, visit their websites:
- Australian & New Zealand Recycling Platform
- E-Cycle Solutions
- Sustainable Product Stewards
- The Activ Group Solutions
What TV and computer products are covered?
The following items can be recycled under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.
|Black and white televisions|
|Computers||Laptops, notebooks, palmtops and tablets|
|Central processing units for personal computers|
|Monitors and projectors, including cathode-ray tube and flat screen monitors|
|Printers||Multi-function printers with print, copy and fax transmission|
|Computer parts and peripherals||Keyboards|
|Joysticks and game pads|
|Mouses and trackballs|
|Compact disc drives, including burners|
|Digital video disc drives, including burners|
|Memory cards, including network, sound, video, IDE, SCSI and similar|
|Electrical transformers and static converters|
Check recycling drop-off point providers to confirm what’s accepted in each location. Drop-off points may also accept other e-waste such as mobile phones, batteries and electronics.
Where can I recycle mobile phones?
The following government-accredited organisation delivers mobile phone and accessory recycling. Visit their website to find out about their collection services and drop-off points.
Where can I recycle other products?
You can search the Planet Ark RecyclingNearYou website to find out where to recycle other products such as printer cartridges, batteries, light globes, paint, whitegoods and plastic.
For more information on e-waste and the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, contact email@example.com or call 1800 332 783.