Television and computer recycling
Available: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
For: Home owner, Landlord, Renter, Business
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The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme provides households and small businesses with access to free recycling services for televisions and computers. Recycling services are rolling out across Australia, and there are now services available in all states and territories.
Electronic items such as televisions and computers, printers, keyboards, mice and hard drives can be disposed of for free. The scheme does not cover other electronic items such as mobile phones, stereos and video recorders.
To make use of the scheme, your electronic items must come from a household or a small business.
Under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme householders and small businesses can access free recycling service for their unwanted televisions and computer products. All brands and items of any age are accepted for free.
The Scheme has been gradually rolling out across Australia, and recycling services are now available in all states and territories.
Accepted items include:
- all televisions
- computer monitors
- hard drives
- DVD and CD drives
- laptops / notebooks
- printers / scanners
- keyboards and mice.
Non-accepted items include:
- mobile phones
- DVD players
- video recorders
- radios and stereos.
Check Planet Ark's Recycling Near You website for Scheme locations near you. It's important to note that some locations may only accept either televisions or computers.
If services are not currently available in your area there are a range of alternative options for recycling your unwanted televisions and computers. Contact your local council or search for additional electronic waste disposal options on the RecyclingNearYou website (top left-hand side of the homepage) or call Planet Ark on 1300 733 712. You could also offer items in good working order to your friends, local school or charity.
Make sure that you understand the full program information on the Department of the Environment and Energy website.
For more information you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Product Stewardship Line on 1800 322 783.
National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme
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