Electronic waste (e-waste) recycling

Free Television and Computer Recycling

You can dispose of computer and television items FREE of charge for RECYCLING at:

Red Hill Waste Management Facility
1094 Toodyay Road, Red Hill
Monday to Friday 7.00 am to 4.00 pm,
Saturday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm,
Sunday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Bayswater Transfer Station - Bayswater residents only
271 Collier Road, Bayswater
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Accepted items include:

  • Televisions
  • Desktop PC
  • Laptop PC
  • Tablets
  • Computer peripherals including:
  • Hard drives
  • Keyboards
  • Computer mice
  • Computer power supplies
  • Network and memory cards
  • Floppy disc and CD / DVD drives
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Faxes

Items NOT accepted through this program:

  • Video and DVD players
  • Hi-fi and radio/stereo equipment
  • Digital and video cameras
  • Computer game consoles and accessories
  • Hazardous waste
  • Batteries that are not an integral part of the system
  • Refrigerators, washing machines and dryers
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Microwaves
  • Other kitchen and household appliances

For information about other drop-off sites in Perth visit the Techcollect website

For information on where items exempt from this program can recycled visit  www.recyclingnearyou.com.au

 

Why should e-waste stay out of landfill?

The difficulty with electronic waste is that they are made from a huge range of component materials that are useless for further manufacture until the product is dismantled and the component materials are separated - often a very difficult and expensive process.

Computers and other electronic equipment are made from hundreds of different materials. Many of these materials are inherently valuable, such as gold and platinum, and many are non-renewable. If they can be extracted they can be reused in manufacture again as a 'secondary' raw material.

Electronic waste can also contain heavy metals including lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic. When disposed of they can leach from landfills into the water table. Brominated-flame retardants used in computer equipment are both an occupational and environmental health threat. Printer inks and toners often contain toxic materials such as carbon black and cadmium.