Dumped computer hardware is a growing problem in Australia and around the world. Electronic and electrical waste (e-waste), including televisions and computers, is growing three times faster than any other type of waste. Televisions and computers make a significant contribution to the waste stream. They also contain hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium and mercury, which need to be managed in a safe manner. Warringah, Manly, Mosman and Pittwater Councils took the lead in banning TVs and computers from kerbside collections and encourage recycling. Find out more with our fact sheets.

TV and Computer Recycling

The new National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme is providing Australian householders and small businesses with access to free recycling services for TVs, computers and computer equipment. Belrose  Waste Recovery Centre on Crozier Road and Kimbriki accept up to 15  of these items for free. Dee Why Office Works will accept up to five computers or computer equipment for free but no TVS. To find all drop off points see the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.

The Scheme doesn't accept other electronic items such as mobile phones, game consoles, video recorders, DVD and blue-ray players, toner cartridges, radios/stereos, power tools, universal power supplies and other electrical appliances. These items can be put out for metal recycling at clean up collections. Alternatively, visit our A-Z of Waste Disposal or the Planet Ark website for recycling options.