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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 four organisations that recycle computers and accessories under the scheme: TechCollect, Drop Zone, E-Cycle Solutions and Sims Recycling Solutions.

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

Carpentaria Shire Council has not listed any locations where you can recycle your computers.

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Pick up locations for Computers & Accessories

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PGM Refiners Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Lifeline Gatton Saleable Items only please. Qld May apply
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Toga Recycling Services Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community Our service is Internet based. All Pick-ups are arrange... Nationally Free
Computersource Logistics PTY Ltd We offer a national pick up service. The cost is depend... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
SRS Recycling Pty Ltd Pick up of bulk quantities only. Nationally Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Specialist Computer Team We pick-up from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast - pick-u... Qld (Metro Area Only) Free
Brizzy Rubbish Removal Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Computerbank Queensland Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
United Scrap Metal Traders P/L Pick up subject to qantity Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Reverse E-Waste Collect in commercial quantities in pallet sizes or in ... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
A2Z All Waste Recycling No quantity too small but more cost effective to you if... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Steve's Rubbish Removals Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
ACE Recycling Group Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. Qld May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
ITHouze Australia We can arrange pickup nationally and the goods can be b... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
Lifeline Ipswich and West Moreton Saleable items only please. Qld May apply
Lifeline Raceview Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
Lifeline Goodna Saleable Items only please. Qld May apply
TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd Pick up of commercial quantities only. Nationally May apply
Richlands Resource Recovery Centre Materials can be brought to the recycling centre or any... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Scott Metals Pty Ltd For commercial and larger private clients Scott Metals ... Qld (Metro Area Only) Free
Scrap metal recycling Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
PENTAQ Technology Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
The Computer Market - Rockhampton Pickup commercial quantities only - from Rockhampton on... Qld May apply
The Recycling Centre Small or large quantities of scrap metal can be collect... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Specialist Computer Team We pick-up from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold C... Qld (Metro Area Only) Free
Reverse E-Waste Commercial - Sydney/Melb/Bris local metro - min 1 palle... Qld (Metro Area Only) Free
PC Tech Recycling Please call us to arrange when pick up may be available... Qld (Metro Area Only) 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
Visio Recycling Pick-up services for bulk quantities only. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
Just Recycling Services Free pick up of broken and unwanted electrical items an... Qld (Metro Area Only) Free
ABR HIRE Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
Sims E-Recycling Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ascot Ashgrove Auche... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ashmore Banora Point ... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
G1 Asset Management Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally Qld May apply
Aussie Bulk Discounting Pickup will be grouped by area location so there may be... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
TOONs PCs Click Business Name for details Qld Free
EX GOVERNMENT COMPUTER OUTLET We pick up from Residential and Commercial/Governemnt B... Qld (Metro Area Only) Free
SORT Recycling Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) Free
ACE RECYCLING GROUP Pickup can always be arrange from any where, please cal... Qld May apply
2ndLease Goods must be in good working order, and we would need ... Nationally Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
SORT Recycling Limited We accept all computers and computer accessories except... Qld (Metro Area Only) Free

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.