Under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTRS), you can drop off televisions and computers, including printers, computer parts and peripherals at the West Metro Recycling Centre for free.
|TVs||All types, including CRTs (cathode ray tubes – old fashioned box TVs); LCDs, flat panels|
|Computers||All types, including PCs, laptops/notebooks, tablets/palmtops|
|Monitors & projectors||CRT monitors and projectors; LCD / flat panel monitors|
|Printers and multi-functional devices (MFDs)||Including toner and ink cartridges from models where they cannot be removed, scanners, photocopiers, fax-machines|
|Computer peripherals||power supplies and adaptors, cables, parts and accessories, eg. mouse, keyboards, hard-drives, circuit boards, CD drives, floppy drives, UPS systems|
What’s not included?
Items that are not computer or TV-related, including old phones, fans, vacuum cleaners, cameras, household appliances.
What can I do with my other electronic waste?
There are other ways to get rid of unwanted electrical items not covered by the NTRS. Ask yourself:
|Does it still work?||Donate it to charity or post it on Buy Nothing. Check out our page of reuse avenues to see which charities accept electronic items.|
|Can it be repaired?||Take it to a licensed electronic repairer, or if battery-operated, try your local Repair Lab or a Repair Cafe|
|Is it mostly metal?||broken metal appliances like microwaves, kettles, dishwashers, washing machines can be dropped off for free at the West Metro Recycling Centre as scrap metal.|
|Is it a refrigerated item?||old air conditioners, fridges and freezers can be dropped off at the West Metro Recycling Centre for safe de-gassing and recycling. A de-gassing fee is charged.|
|Is it mostly plastic?||broken plastic appliances can be dropped off at the West Metro Recycling Centre as bulk waste. Or, save for a Verge Valet (host councils only) or bulk verge waste collection. Never put electronic waste in your kerbside bin. It contains environmentally toxic materials.|
Call the Recycling Hotline 9384 6711.