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
SITA Resource Recovery Centre
145 Wicks Road, North Ryde - 1300 651 116
8 Frederick St, St Leonards - 9436 1233
5 Lanceley Place, Artarmon - 9906 5005
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.
Independent E-waste Recyclers
Service: recycle, refurbish and re-use
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.