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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

Devonport City Council has listed the following locations where you can recycle your computers.

  1. Drop off Facility - Spreyton Waste Transfer Station

Drop off locations for Computers & Accessories

7 drop off businesses match on Computers & Accessories within approx 60km of Devonport TAS

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
Harvey Norman /business/677 43-45 Marine Terrace Burnie, TAS, 7320 145.9076880 -41.0534050 Burnie TAS 7320 145.9076880 -41.0534050 Yes E-Cycle
Harvey Norman /business/743 2 Friend Street Devonport, TAS, 7310 146.33715 -41.19181 Devonport TAS 7310 146.33715 -41.19181 Yes E-Cycle
Burnie City Council Waste Managment and Resource Recovery Centre /business/12498 289 Mooreville Road Burnie, TAS, 7321 145.8766430 -41.0817940 Burnie TAS 7321 145.8766430 -41.0817940 Yes EPSA
Troll Shop /business/13602 Spreyton Waste Transfer Station Spreyton, TAS, 7310 146.3478211 -41.2122806 Spreyton TAS 7310 146.3478211 -41.2122806
Spreyton Waste Transfer Station /business/15991 Bay Drive (off Mersey Road) Spreyton, TAS, 7310 146.3835831 -41.2356948 Spreyton TAS 7310 146.3835831 -41.2356948
SORT Recycling /business/17781 12 Devon Street South Burnie, TAS, 7310 145.9095470 -41.0644960 South Burnie TAS 7310 145.9095470 -41.0644960
Sort Recycling /business/17909 3 Gollan Street TAS Ulverstone, TAS, 7315 146.1705800 -41.1584740 Ulverstone TAS 7315 146.1705800 -41.1584740
Harvey Norman /business/677 43-45 Marine Terrace Burnie, TAS, 7320 145.9076880 -41.0534050 Burnie TAS 7320 145.9076880 -41.0534050

Pick up locations for Computers & Accessories

25 pick up businesses match your query on Computers & Accessories

Click the link for business details

Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
PGM Refiners Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally 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
SRS Recycling Pty Ltd Pick up of bulk quantities only. Nationally Tas (Metro Area Only) May apply
Resource Community Pick Up Service Must be reusable goods. Resource Workers will evaluate ... Tas (Metro Area Only) May apply
City Mission Click Business Name for details Tas May apply
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. Tas 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
TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd Pick up of commercial quantities only. Nationally May apply
PENTAQ Technology Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
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
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally 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 Tas 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
2ndLease Goods must be in good working order, and we would need ... Nationally (Metro Area Only) 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.