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Australians are among the highest users of new technology in the world and purchase over 2.4 million computers every year. This makes electronic waste or e-waste, including computers and accessories, a growing problem. Computers are ideal for recycling due to their large volumes, inclusion of hazardous materials, and good resource recovery potential for non-renewable resources like tin, nickel, zinc and copper.

Under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, companies that make and/or import more than a threshold amount of televisions and computers into Australia are required to pay for the end of life recycling of these products. There are five organisations that recycle computers and accessories under the scheme: TechCollect, Drop Zone, E-Cycle Solutions, Sims Recycling Solutions and Reverse E-Waste.

TechCollect is a not-for-profit e-waste recycling service, representing over 60 of Australia's leading technology importers and manufacturers. TechCollect is committed to setting the standard for responsible e-waste recycling. We are proud to have TechCollect as a supporter of this page.

Find recycling options for other electrical items including TVs, printer cartridges, mobile phones, small electrical appliances, batteries, car batteries, and whitegoods.

Council services for Computers

Adelaide City Council has not listed any locations where you can recycle your computers.

Drop off locations for Computers & Accessories

29 drop off businesses match on Computers & Accessories within approx 60km of Adelaide SA

Click the link for business details and map. Approved businesses are participants in the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Officeworks /business/602 621 North East Rd Gilles Plains, SA, 5086 138.6610290 -34.8541600 Gilles Plains SA 5086 138.6610290 -34.8541600 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/623 212-216 Beach Rd Noarlunga Centre, SA, 5168 138.5032454 -35.1378183 Noarlunga Centre SA 5168 138.5032454 -35.1378183 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/631 87-93 Main North Rd Prospect, SA, 5082 138.6035160 -34.8891380 Prospect SA 5082 138.6035160 -34.8891380 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/644 210-212 Port Rush Rd Trinity Gardens, SA, 5068 138.6411080 -34.9137660 Trinity Gardens SA 5068 138.6411080 -34.9137660 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/9742 1 Phillip Highway Elizabeth, SA, 5112 138.6700612 -34.7207068 Elizabeth SA 5112 138.6700612 -34.7207068 Yes Drop Zone
Barossa Office National /business/10071 9 Railway Terrace Nurioopa, SA, 5355 138.9955920 -34.4784580 Nurioopa SA 5355 138.9955920 -34.4784580 Yes Reverse e-waste
E-Cycle Recovery /business/11748 12-14 Baulderstone Road Gepps Cross, SA, 5094 138.5895390 -34.8468580 Gepps Cross SA 5094 138.5895390 -34.8468580
Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot /business/12502 Port Elliot Rd Goolwa, SA, 5214 138.75432014465332 -35.50711192443632 Goolwa SA 5214 138.75432014465332 -35.50711192443632 Yes TechCollect
Aspitech /business/12798 149 Holbrooks Road Underdale, SA, 5032 138.54894876480103 -34.9175724580539 Underdale SA 5032 138.54894876480103 -34.9175724580539
Advanced Recycling Technologies /business/12837 Shed 3 Number, 13 Chrysler Road Lonsdale, SA, 5160 138.4883240 -35.0972687 Lonsdale SA 5160 138.4883240 -35.0972687
City of Charles Sturt Waste Management Centre /business/15053 2-6 Toogood Avenue Beverley, SA, 5009 138.5442972 -34.8988705 Beverley SA 5009 138.5442972 -34.8988705
Southern Region Waste & Recycling Centre /business/15130 12 Christie Road Lonsdale, SA, 5160 138.492486 -35.1022198 Lonsdale SA 5160 138.492486 -35.1022198
City of Salisbury Waste Transfer Station /business/15182 61 Research Road Pooraka, SA, 5095 138.6345520 -34.8166560 Pooraka SA 5095 138.6345520 -34.8166560
Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre /business/15183 Scott Creek Rd Heathfield, SA, 5153 138.7123781 -35.0340894 Heathfield SA 5153 138.7123781 -35.0340894 Yes Drop Zone
Beverley Waste Management Centre /business/15676 2-6 Toogood Street Beverley, SA, 5009 138.5442820 -34.8978590 Beverley SA 5009 138.5442820 -34.8978590 Yes TechCollect
Pooraka Transfer Station /business/15677 61 Research Road Pooraka, SA, 5095 138.6345520 -34.8166560 Pooraka SA 5095 138.6345520 -34.8166560 Yes Drop Zone
Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority /business/15684 Port Elliot Road Goolwa Beach, SA, 5214 138.7666036 -35.5055666 Goolwa Beach SA 5214 138.7666036 -35.5055666
Southern Region Waste Resource Centre /business/15685 112 Bakewell Drive Seaford Heights, SA, 5169 138.4994619 -35.2006909 Seaford Heights SA 5169 138.4994619 -35.2006909 Yes TechCollect
Durable Resource PTY LTD trading as Hackham Recyclers /business/15866 16 Cottage Lane HACKHAM, SA, 5163 138.5277272 -35.1503588 HACKHAM SA 5163 138.5277272 -35.1503588
Solo Resource Recovery /business/15929 181 Morphett Road North Plympton, SA, 5037 138.5363221 -34.9569548 North Plympton SA 5037 138.5363221 -34.9569548 Yes TechCollect
Strathalbyn Waste and Recycling Depot /business/15931 Forrest Road Strathalbyn, SA, 5255 138.9064606 -35.2672544 Strathalbyn SA 5255 138.9064606 -35.2672544 Yes TechCollect
Yankalilla Waste and Recycling Depot /business/15932 Lot 2, Victor Harbour Road Yankalilla, SA, 5203 138.3564860 -35.4659910 Yankalilla SA 5203 138.3564860 -35.4659910 Yes TechCollect
Integrated Waste Services /business/16319 Lot 254 Cnr Hines and Wingfield Roads Wingfield, SA, 5013 138.5502994 -34.8365330 Wingfield SA 5013 138.5502994 -34.8365330 Yes TechCollect
Technical Aid to the Disabled SA /business/16845 Blacks Road Gilles Plains, SA, 5086 138.6536447 -34.8510015 Gilles Plains SA 5086 138.6536447 -34.8510015
Signal Waste & Recycling /business/16978 11 Newfield Rd Para Hills West, SA, 5096 138.6361950 -34.8069600 Para Hills West SA 5096 138.6361950 -34.8069600
Windmill Hill Transfer Station /business/17201 Nixon Road Handorf, SA, 5245 138.833946 -35.0487061 Handorf SA 5245 138.833946 -35.0487061 Yes TechCollect
Two Wells Transfer Station /business/17203 Wells Road Two Wells, SA, 5501  138.5158342 -34.5947949 Two Wells SA 5501  138.5158342 -34.5947949 Yes TechCollect
TPI Wingfield /business/17214 Hanson Road Wingfield, SA, 5013 138.5462215 -34.8422835 Wingfield SA 5013 138.5462215 -34.8422835 Yes Drop Zone
TPI Nuriootpa /business/17215 Belvedere Road Nuriootpa, SA, 5355 138.9932606 -34.4477506 Nuriootpa SA 5355 138.9932606 -34.4477506 Yes Drop Zone
Officeworks /business/602 621 North East Rd Gilles Plains, SA, 5086 138.6610290 -34.8541600 Gilles Plains SA 5086 138.6610290 -34.8541600

Pick up locations for Computers & Accessories

21 pick up businesses match your query on Computers & Accessories

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
E-Cycle Recovery If required, please telephone or email for indicative p... SA May apply
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community Our service is Internet based. All Pick-ups are arrange... Nationally Free
SRS Recycling Pty Ltd Pick up of bulk quantities only. Nationally SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Aspitech A truck and staff will be sent to collect e-waste. Comp... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd Pick up of commercial quantities only. Nationally May apply
Advanced Recycling Technologies Click Business Name for details SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
PENTAQ Technology Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
Computer Source Australia Pty.Ltd. We offer a national pick up service. The cost is depend... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction & Australian Paper Recycling Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Egans Asset Management Pty Ltd Egans provides pickup services at an hourly rate charge... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Southern Region Waste & Recycling Centre Front lift bins for paper and cardboard recycling are o... SA May apply
eCycleCorp Pty Ltd Bulk quantities Nationally May apply
ANZ Asset Managment Bookings are essential for Commercial and Office pick-u... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
Durable Resource PTY LTD trading as Hackham Recyclers Hackham Recyclers offers a free bin delivery and pickup... SA (Metro Area Only) Free
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Adelaide area Edwards... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Signal Waste & Recycling Signal can mannage collections of commercial quantities... SA May apply
G1 Asset Management Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply

How to recycle Computers at work

There are some recycling companies that offer national collection services for commercial quantities of computers. To find a commercial computer recycling service for your workplace or business, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au.

About Computers in Australia

Every year Australians purchase millions of computers and related components to replace equipment superseded by faster and more powerful technologies. In 2007/08 an estimated 16.8 million computers and televisions reached the end of their useful life in Australia. In 2027/28, this figure is predicted to reach 44 million units.

Why recycle Computers?

  • Older style monitors contain cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors which contain lead, and computers also contain other hazardous materials that need to be disposed of responsibly.
  • When disposed to landfill, the materials and chemical components used to make computer equipment such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic can leach into the soil and groundwater, causing harm to our environment and human populations.

What happens when Computers are recycled?

Computers and accessories that are in working order can often be refurbished with new software and some replacement parts. These repackaged computers are generally made available to low-income communities, individuals and community organisations. Electronic waste that is collected for recycling generally undergoes a manual dismantling process. The individual materials such as printed circuit boards, cabling, glass and plastics are recovered and then processed so that they can be used as raw materials to produce new products.

More information

In 2011 the Australian Government introduced a national, industry funded, recycling scheme for televisions and computers. Find out more here.

For further information, including the scheme’s recent outcomes, visit the Department of the Environment’s website.