E-waste drop-off

What is 'e-waste'?

E-waste is old, unwanted or broken electronic or electrical equipment.

Does Council collect e-waste?

No, but we hold an annual e-waste drop-off every year so residents can recycle their e-waste items.

All items collected will be dismantled and the components reused in new products.

The next e-waste drop-off event will occur in 2020 on Saturday 16 May at the Ocean View Car Park on Hesse Street.

What can I bring to the drop-off day?

Televisions including CRTs, Plasma, LCD and Projection TVs

Computer equipment including;

  • Desktop PCs
  • Laptop PCs
  • Server equipment
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Computer Mouse
  • Hard Drives
  • Printed Circuit boards eg motherboards, video cards, sound cards
  • Network and memory cards
  • Floppy disk and CD drives
  • Computer power supplies/cables
  • Scanners
  • Printers

Home office equipment;

  • Photocopiers
  • Fax machines

Mobile phones and telecommunications equipment;

  • Mobile phones
  • Telephones

Audio visual electronics;

  • Televisions
  • Video cameras and DVD players
  • Hi-fi equipment, stereos and speakers
  • Electronic games and toys eg joysticks, X-box & Playstation consoles
  • Cameras – digital or video cameras

Household appliances;

  • Microwaves
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Hairdryers
  • Alarm clocks
  • Electric fans
  • Toasters and sandwich makers
  • Irons and kettles
  • Electric frypans
  • Power tools eg drills, circular saws, angle grinders etc

Please remove any batteries from items prior to drop-off. These can be brought to Council’s offices for recycling. Click here to find out more about Council's 'Recycle Your Batteries' program.

Items that are NOT accepted

  • Household batteries
  • Light globes
  • Whitegoods including fridges, freezers, ovens / stoves, dryers and washing machines
  • Air conditioners
  • Smoke detectors

If your e-waste item is not listed above, please contact Council’s Sustainability Officer to discuss whether it will be accepted at the drop-off event.