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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

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

  1. Drop off Facility - Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station

Drop off locations for Computers & Accessories

6 drop off businesses match on Computers & Accessories within approx 60km of Sorell 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
Officeworks /business/605 99-103 Campbell Street Hobart, TAS, 7000 147.3275110 -42.8771980 Hobart TAS 7000 147.3275110 -42.8771980 Yes Drop Zone
Harvey Norman /business/755 171 Murray Street Hobart, TAS, 7000 147.3210450 -42.8802841 Hobart TAS 7000 147.3210450 -42.8802841 Yes E-Cycle
Resource Collectables /business/15730 South Hobart Tip Shop Hobart, TAS, 7004 147.29104351719968 -42.89105768519367 Hobart TAS 7004 147.29104351719968 -42.89105768519367
Southbridge Waste Transfer Station /business/15994 2899 Huon Highway Huonville, TAS, 7109 147.0373125 -43.0517859 Huonville TAS 7109 147.0373125 -43.0517859
Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station /business/16184 126 Mornington Rd Mornington, TAS, 7018 147.4073650 -42.8623520 Mornington TAS 7018 147.4073650 -42.8623520
Shred-X Document Destruction /business/17519 Unit 11, 4-8 Sunmont Street Derwent Park, TAS, 7009 147.3059430 -42.8301550 Derwent Park TAS 7009 147.3059430 -42.8301550
Officeworks /business/605 99-103 Campbell Street Hobart, TAS, 7000 147.3275110 -42.8771980 Hobart TAS 7000 147.3275110 -42.8771980

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.