E-waste drop-off days
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Recycle old electronics
Australians generate more than 140,000 tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) each year and most of it ends up in landfill. As well as putting more pressure on limited landfill capacity, e-waste can be hazardous as it contains toxic materials.
To keep recyclable e-waste out of landfill, the City of Sydney offers free quarterly drop-off days for its residents.
Why not try to find a new home for your unwanted electronic goods first? Many of the e-waste items we receive still work and some charity shops are happy to take them. You could also try giving items away through organisations like OzRecycle.
- 2 June 2013
- 8 September 2013
- 1 December 2013
Time: 9am to 3pm
Place: Bay Street Depot, Corner of Bay and Macarthur Streets, Ultimo
Drop-off days are for City residents only.
Proof of address will be required.
What can be recycled
Items we'll accept
Over 95% of e-waste collected on drop-off days is recycled. Below is a list of the items you can drop off.
- computers – desktops, monitors, laptops and printers
- home and home office equipment – photocopiers, fax machines, scanners, servers, projectors, DVD players and video recorders
- computer peripherals such as joysticks
- electronic games, CDs, DVDs, tapes and cameras
- electronic components
- phones – mobiles and landlines
- small kitchen appliances.
Items we can't accept
- white goods
- hazardous waste – chemicals, paints and pesticides
- car batteries
- household batteries
- smoke alarms and fire extinguishers
- fluorescent tubes and energy saving light globes (CFLs).
White goods can be recycled through the City's free, pre-booked clean-up service. Call 02 9265 9333 to arrange a collection.
Save all other items on the list above for the next Household Chemical CleanOut collection.
To check locations of other e-waste recycling services visit:National Waste Policy OzRecycle Recycling Near YouTotal Environment Centre
Last updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2013