Recycle e-waste

Book an e-waste pick-up or drop it off at one of our quarterly recycling drop-off days.

Free

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What you need to do

Before you start

Consider re-use

If your items are still in working condition, try to find a new home for your unwanted electronic goods first. You could give them away to someone who needs it. Try advertising online through Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, Trading Post, Ebay, OzRecycle or Freecyle.

Find out more about other reuse, repair and rehoming options.

Visit Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You to find other options for recycling unwanted electronics.

After you finish

All the e-waste collected by us is processed locally where around 95% of it is recycled. Components are stripped, then broken down into commodities and circulated back into the market for new products.

Follow the journey of e-waste from drop-off to reuse in the video below.

The journey of e-waste from drop-off to reuse

All the e-waste collected by us is processed locally where around 95% of it is recycled. Components are stripped, then broken down into commodities and circulated back into the market for new products.

Why e-waste recycling is important to us

Australians are among the highest users of electronics in the world, and e-waste is one of the fastest growing types of waste.

This isn’t only a huge waste of precious resources, but also a potential danger as the toxic metal elements found in e-waste can be damaging to the environment and to our health.

Recycling your unwanted electronics helps reduce the need to mine raw materials for new technology. The e-waste we collect is diverted from landfill and around 95% of raw materials recovered are recycled.