E-waste Clean Up

E-waste is not allowed in your usual weekly garbage collection. But you can take e-waste and other problem household waste to the Community Recycling Centre (in Artarmon).


Annual Clean Up

We have two annual e-waste pickups in March & September.

Next e-waste Clean Up: 25-29 September


Please keep your e-waste separate when you put it out on the same day you place your garbage and recycling out for collection.

We target equipment that is included in the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

  • televisions - plasma, Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and rear projection TVs
  • computer equipment, peripherals and printers.

What about other Electronic and Electrical Appliances? Other small electrical appliances will be accepted for recycling but are not part of the scheme. Remember to delete personal documents and files from any e-waste.


E-waste Drop Zones

If you are unable to store your e-waste until Council collection, then e-waste can be disposed at one of these e-waste drop zones for free, in the North Sydney LGA, or nearby. Below is a guide only as services may change without Council knowledge.

Belrose Resource Recovery (SITA)
Crozier Road, Belrose - 1300 651 116


31-35 Epping Road, North Ryde - 9888 8888


Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre
Mona Vale Rd, Ingleside / Terrey Hills
9486 3512

SITA Resource Recovery Centre
145 Wicks Road, North Ryde - 1300 651 116


Storage King
8 Frederick St, St Leonards - 9436 1233
5 Lanceley Place, Artarmon - 9906 5005

Details www.ecoactiv.com.au/ewastebox


37 Epping Road, North Ryde - 9878 9400
5 items per person, computers IT accessories only.

For more locations elsewhere, refer to the Drop Zones website.


Other E-waste Clean Ups

With more than 150,000 tonnes of electronic waste going to landfill in Australia each year, here are some tips on how to manage technology in a sustainable way.

  • Organise a workplace collection with other businesses to collect unwanted mobile phones for recycling.
  • Donate computer equipment to charities with technology recycling services.
  • Choose certified long-life technology, or models which can be upgraded and repaired.
  • Buy laptops ahead of desk-based computers. Laptops need less energy to run.
  • Similarly, purchase ink-jet printers ahead of laser printers; they use less ink.
  • Power your website with renewable energy.
  • Avoid purchasing computers with lead-based screens as these are very difficult to recycle. If in doubt, ask the supplier.
  • Buy from technology companies such as Sims Group which offers an e-waste recycling service.
  • Recycle - toner and ink cartridges from fax machines, printers and photocopiers.


Salvation Army
Service: Re-use (sold in Salvos stores)
13 16 40

Useful links

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) certifies and lists sustainable items to purchase.

Close the Loop recycle toner and inkjet cartridges, toner bottles as well as other print consumables.

Mobile Muster mobile phone recycling.

Reverse E-waste for govt or private partnership solution.


Independent E-waste Recyclers

Service: recycle, refurbish and re-use
1300 201010
Drop off/pick up: 11/175 Briens Rd, Northmead, 2152
Fee: fees apply

Sims Recycling Solutions
1800 E RECYCLE (1800 373 2925)
1300 CLEAR IT (1300 253 2748)
Drop off at 82 Marple Ave, Villawood 2163.
Fee: charges apply. Call to discuss.
Mon - Fri: 8am - 4pm

1800 392 783

1300 4 EWASTE (1300 4 39278)
Drop off at Wetherill Park (8am-4pm Mon-Fri)
printers, photocopiers and fax cartridges may be dropped
off at most Australia Post outlets, however it is best to make enquiries first for participating outlets. See Recycling Near You for more information.


Computer and TV Manufacturers

Contact the manufacturer and request they take the item back or ask for advice on how to responsibly dispose of it.

DELL Computer Recycling
Service: recycling and refurbishing
1800 465 890
Drop off /pick up: Will pick up DELL branded products from the north shore region free of charge.
Details: free recycling pickups for any Dell branded IT equipment via the website online form. For collection of all other brands please phone for information.

IBM Australia Ltd
Service: recycle, refurbish and re-use
1800 637 713
Fee: Fees apply for some items
Details: takes all brands of IT equipment.

Apple Computers - Recycling
1300 321 456
Details from website: with a qualifying purchase, Apple will collect your old equipment and recycle for free.

13 30 70

Phone: 1300 13 SONY (7669) Mon-Fri, 8am to 6pm