Northern Beaches Council has banned e-waste like TVs, computers and computer components from kerbside collections. Recycling is a better option all round. When you recycle e-waste, you’re preventing pollution and helping us recover natural resources for re-use.
What is E-waste?
Televisions, desktop and portable computers, monitors, mice, keyboards, cables, drives, printers, scanners and computer-related peripherals are all classified as e-waste. They contain a lot of hazardous materials like arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. We don’t want these in the environment.
Where to Recycle TVs and Computer Equipment
It’s free to take up to 15 e-waste items a day to:
- Suez Belrose Resource Recovery Centre
- Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre
- Retailers Harvey Norman and Officeworks also recycle E-Waste. You should call ahead to confirm whether they can accept your items:
Harvey Norman Balgowlah Superstore
Roseberry Street warehouse entrance
Phone: 9949 0100
- Dee Why Officeworks - Up to five pieces of computer equipment (not TVs)
- Storage King - Pick up an E-waste Recycling Box for $3.50 from participating Storage King stores, fill it with old computers, printers and mobiles, and return it to Storage King for recycling.
What to Do with Other Electronic Items
You can put out certain electronic items for metal recycling at our bulky goods clean-up collections.
This includes game consoles, video recorders, DVD and Blu-ray players, toner cartridges, radios or stereos, power tools, universal power supplies and other electrical appliances as long as they are more than 80% metal. Your metals must be in a separate pile from the other goods you put out.
Alternatively you can attend one of our Small Electrical Appliances workshops to see if it can be repaired or attend one of our Buy Sell Online workshops to see how you can re-home the appliance. Find out more