Where to recycle your old technology

Macworld Australia Staff
19 August, 2013
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Today marks the beginning of Keep Australia Beautiful Week, and e-waste recycling service TechCollect wants Australians to seek out one of its 65 drop off collection points to correctly dispose of old technology.

According to TechCollect, around 16.8 million TVs, computers, printers and accessories – estimated at 106,000 tonnes – are thrown out each year in Australia. But only 20 to 30 percent of this is recycled properly.

“Collecting e-junk from around our communities has to be a big part of the national effort by individuals, corporate and community groups during Keep Australia Beautiful week this year. We each have a responsibility for the products we use. We have a free scheme for recycling e-waste where at least 90 percent of the materials within the products can be recovered as resources for new manufacture – a great outcome for the environment and the community,” says TechCollect CEO Carmel Dollisson.

“Too often we see lead- and mercury-rich TVs and computer products abandoned outside, where there is a risk of toxic substances leaching into our soils and affecting human health, our pets, our food, and our favourite places. Putting e-waste in standard rubbish disposal systems adds to the problem of inappropriate disposal to landfill,” she says.

The e-waste service breaks the old technology into individual parts and materials for use in new products, separating out potentially hazardous products.

To help keep technology out of landfill, head to one of the drop off points below or visit www.techcollect.com.au, and let TechCollect recycle your technology.

 

TechCollect locations:

VIC

Boroondara Recycling & Waste Centre (Camberwell)

648 Riversdale Road, Camberwell VIC 3124 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 1.00pm to 4.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8.00am to 4.00pm Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day & Good Friday
Tel: 03 9278 4444

Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre

Becks Road (off Murradoc Road) Drysdale VIC 3222
Open daily 8am to 4.15pm (closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
Tel: 03 5272 5272

Eaglehawk Recycling Centre

189 Upper California Gully Road, Eaglehawk, VIC 3556
Open daily 8.30am to 5.00pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday)
Tel: 03 5446 3917

Bairnsdale Regional Landfill (Forge Creek)

200 Johnstons Road (Bairnsdale), Forge Creek VIC 3875
Open: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Tel: 03 5153 9500

Lardner Transfer Station

Simpson Road, Lardner VIC 3821
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Tel: 03 5624 2411

Mildura Landfill

Ontario Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500
Open: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 4.45pm, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 8.00am to 3.45pm (Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day & Good Friday)
Tel: 03 5018 8472

Moe Transfer Station (Newborough)

Haunted Hills Road, Newborough, VIC 3825
Open: Monday to Sunday 12.00pm to 4.30pm (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day & Good Friday)

Moonee Valley Transfer Station (Moonee Ponds)

188 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds VIC 3040
Open: Monday to Saturday 8.00am to 4.00pm, Sunday – 8.00am to 1.00pm, (Closed public holidays)
Tel: 03 9243 8888

Morwell Transfer Station

Porters Road, Morwell, VIC 3840
Open: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 2.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 2.00pm, (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day & Good Friday)

Neerim South Transfer Station

Neerim East Road, Neerim South VIC 3831
Open: Friday & Sunday – 10.00am to 4.00pm
Tel: 03 5624 2411

Monash Waste Transfer & Recycling Station (Notting Hill)

380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, VIC 3168 MAP
Open: Friday & Sunday – 7.30am to 4.00pm, public holidays 7.30am to 4.00pm, Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Tel: 03 9518 3767

Geelong Resource Recovery Centre (Geelong North)

100 Douro Street, North Geelong VIC 3215 MAP
Open daily 7.30am to 4.15pm (closed Good Friday, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day)
Tel: 03 5272 5272

Swan Hill Landfill

Sea Lake – Swan Hill Road VIC 3585 MAP
Open: Sunday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday 9.00am to 2.0pm
Tel: 03 5032 9260

Trafalgar Transfer Station

Giles Road, Trafalgar VIC 3824 MAP
Open: Every day – 10.00am to 4.00pm
Tel: 03 5624 2411

Traralgon Transfer Station

Liddiard Road (end of Liddiard Road), Traralgon, VIC 3844 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 11.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 12.00am to 4.30pm (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day & Good Friday)

Knox Transfer Station (Wantirna South)

251 George Street, Wantirna South VIC 3152 MAP
Open: Daily 7.30am to 4.30pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday)
Tel: 03 9887 4222

Wyndham Refuse Disposal Facility (Werribee)

Wests Road, Werribee VIC 3030 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8.30am to 4.00pm, closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day & Good Friday
Tel: 03 9742 0777

Wodonga Transfer Station

28 Kane Road, Wodonga VIC 3609 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm. Closed Christmas & Good Friday
Tel: 02 6022 9365

NSW

Bargo Waste Management Centre

Anthony Road, Bargo NSW 2574 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 4.15pm
Tel: 02 4677 1100

Brou Waste Management Facility (Dalmeny)

Brou Lake Road, Dalmeny NSW 2545 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 4.45pm; Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 8.00am to 3.45pm
Tel: 02 4476 8310

Matthews Metal Management (Dubbo)

34 Mountbatten Drive, Dubbo NSW 2830 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Tel: 02 6882 1033

Matthews Metal Management (Inverell)

119 Ring Street, Inverell NSW 2360 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Tel: 02 6722 4410

Buttonderry Waste Management Facility (Jilliby)

850 Hue Hue Road, Jilliby NSW 2259 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Tel: 02 4353 1571

Katoomba Waste Management Facility

Woodlands Road, Katoomba NSW 2780 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 5.00pm Closed public holidays
Tel: 02 4780 5394

Matthews Metal Management (Kempsey)

7 Harry Boyes Avenue, Kempsey NSW 2440 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Tel: 02 6562 6425

Kincumber Landfill

Cullens Road Kincumber, NSW 2251 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 4.00pm, Closed Public Holidays
Tel: 02 4325 8266

Albury Waste Management Centre (Lavington)

Centaur Road, Lavington NSW 2641 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8.30am to 4.00pm Public Holidays 7:00am to 5:00pm Closed Christmas Day
Tel: 02 6023 8237

Lismore Transfer Station

313 Wyrallah Road, East Lismore NSW 2480 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 4.00pm Weekends & public holidays 9.00am to 4.00pm
Tel: 1300 87 83 87

Matthews Metal Management (Maclean/Townsend)

2 Paperbark Drive, Maclean NSW 2463 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Tel: 1300 62 60 00

Blacktown Waste Services (Marsden Park)

920 Richmond Road, Marsden Park NSW 2765 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 6.00am to 4.45pm, Saturday 7.00am to 3.45pm, Closed Sunday & Public Holidays
Tel: 02 9835 4544

Perry Street Recycling Centre (Matraville/Randwick)

72 Perry Street, Matraville NSW 2036 MAP
Open: Monday to Thursday 6.00am to 3.00pm Friday 6.00am to 2.30pm Closed Saturday and Sunday
Tel: 02 9399 0999

Hurstville Works Depot (Mortdale)

Depot Road (off Roberts Avenue), Mortdale NSW 2223 MAP
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1.00pm to 3.00pm, 2nd Saturday of the month 8.00am to 12.00pm (Please check Hurstville City Council’s website), Closed All Public Holidays
Tel: 02 9330 6155

Moruya Transfer Station

Yarragee Road, Moruya NSW 2537 MAP
Open: Monday, Thursday to Sunday 9.00am to 4.45pm, Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday
Tel: 02 4474 5924

Wingecarribee Resource Recovery Centre (Moss Vale)

177 Berrima Road, Moss Vale NSW 2577 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 7.00am to 3.45pm Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday
Tel: 02 4868 0888

Penrith Waste Services (Mulgoa)

842 Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa NSW 2745 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 3.45pm, Saturday 7.00am to 3.45pm, Sunday 9.00am to 2.45pm, Closed Public Holidays
Tel: 02 9835 4544

Matthews Metal Management (Parkes)

5 Royal Street, Parkes NSW 2870 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm Closed Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Tel: 02 6862 3006

Matthews Metal Management (Port Macquarie)

11 Merrigal Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 4.30pm Closed Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays
Tel: 02 6581 5000

Stotts Creek Recovery Centre (Tumbulgum)

Leddays Creek Road, Tumbulgum NSW 2490 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday – 7.00am to 3.45pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.00am to 3.45pm, public holidays – 8.00am to 3.45pm Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day
Tel: 02 6670 2400

Fairfield Recycling Drop Off Centre (Wetherill Park)

Cnr Davis and Widemere Road, Wetherill Park NSW 2164 MAP
Open: Saturday 9.00am to 2.00pm
Tel: 02 9725 0222

Woy Woy Landfill

Nagari Road Woy Woy, NSW 2256 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 8.00am to 4.00pm, Closed public holidays
Tel: 02 4325 8266

SA

Wirrabarra Landfill (Appila)

Section 265, Hundred of Appila, SA 5480 MAP
Open: Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am, Sunday 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tel: 08 8666 2014

Bordertown Transfer Station

Pigeon Flat Road, Bordertown SA 5268 MAP
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 9.00am to 11.30am

Cambrai Landfill

1065 Gerschwitz Road, Cambrai, SA 5353 MAP
Open: Thursday 3.00pm to 5.00pm, Sunday 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Tel: 08 8464 6020

Bennys Hill Transfer Station (Clare)

Bennys Hill Road, Clare SA 5453 MAP
Open: Monday Thursday 9.00am to 1.00pm, Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 9.0am to 4.30pm
Tel: 08 8842 6400

Gladstone Waste Transfer Station

Huddleston Road, Gladstone SA 5491 MAP
Open: Wednesday 11.00am to 1.00pm, Sunday 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Goolwa Waste & Recycling Depot (Goolwa Beach)

Port Elliot Road, Goolwa Beach SA 5214 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 10am to 4pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day New Year’s Day & Good Friday
Tel: 08 8555 7401

Kadina Recycling Depot

Port Broughton Road, Kadina, SA 5554 MAP
Open: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.00pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am to 4pm Closed All Public Holidays & Fire Ban Days

Mount Gambier Waste Transfer Station

5 Eucalypt Drive, Mount Gambier SA 5290 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 12.00pm, Saturday & Sunday 2.00pm to 5.00pm, Closed Public Holidays
Tel: 08 8723 9257

Solo Resource Recovery (North Plympton)

181 Morphett Road, North Plympton SA 5037 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 5.00pm Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 8.00am to 4.00pm Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day
Tel: 08 8295 5077

Renmark Waste Transfer Station (Renmark West)

705 Government Road, Renmark West, SA 5341 MAP
Open: Monday 2.00am to 6.00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.00am to 12.00pm, Friday 1.00am to 4.00pm, Sunday 10.00pm to 4.00pm
Tel: 08 8580 3000

Southern Region Waste Resource Authority (Seaford Heights)

112 Bakewell Drive, Seaford Heights SA 5169 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 5.00pm, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 8.00am to 4.00pm Closed Christmas & New Year’s Day
Tel: 08 8326 7044

Strathalbyn Waste & Recycling Depot

Forrest Road, Strathalbyn SA 5255 MAP
Open: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday10.00am to 4:00pm Closed – Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day Good Friday any Fire Ban Day
Tel: 08 8555 7401

Tailem Bend Waste Transfer Station

Granite Road, Tailem Bend SA 5260 MAP
Open: Wednesday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Tel: 08 8572 5518

Port Germein Landfill (Telowie)

Part Section 488, Hundred of Telowie, SA 5540 MAP
Open: Thursday and Sunday 9.30am to 11.30am
Tel: 08 8666 2014

Two Wells Transfer Station

Wells Road, Two Wells SA 5501 MAP
Open: Wednesday 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Saturday 8.00am to 10.00am & Sunday 10.30am to 12.30pm

Willowie Regional Landfill

Lot 260 DP61921, Hundred of Willowie, SA 5431 MAP
Open: Thursday 1.00pm to 4.00pm, Sunday 10.00am to 1.00pm
Tel: 08 8666 2014

Integrated Waste Services (Wingfield)

Lot 254, Cnr Hines & Wingfield Roads, Wingfield SA 5013 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm Saturdays 7.00am to 4.00pm Sundays and public holidays – 8.00am to 4.00pm
Tel: 08 8243 2644

Yankalilla Waste & Recycling Depot

Lot 2, Victor Harbor Road, Yankalilla SA 5203 MAP
Open: Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 3:30pm, Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm Closed Christmas Day, Proclamation Day, New Year’s Day & Good Friday
Tel: 08 8555 7401

QLD

J.J. Richards & Sons (Brendale)

21 Strathwyn Street, Brendale, QLD 4500 MAP
Open: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.00am to 3.00pm Closed Public Holidays
Tel: 07 3881 2776

Benaraby Landfill

48567 Bruce Highway, Benaraby, QLD 4680 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 7.00am to 5.30pm

Caboolture Waste Facility

51 McNaught Road, Caboolture QLD 4510 MAP
Open 7 Days (excluding Christmas Day if on a weekend) 7am to 6pm Oct to March and 7am to 5pm April to September
Tel: 07 3205 0555

Redcliffe Transfer Station (Clontarf)

Duffield Road, Clontarf QLD 4019 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday 7.00am to 4.00pm public holidays 7.00am to 5.00pm Closed Christmas Day
Tel: 07 3205 0555

J.J. Richards & Sons (Crestmead)

5-7 Titanium Court, Crestmead QLD 4132 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm Closed Public Holidays
Tel: 07 3803 4150

Emerald Transfer Station

Glasson Street, Emerald QLD 4720 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 7.00am to 6.00pm Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday
Tel: 07 4980 6356

Gladstone Transfer Station

Joe Joseph Drive, Gladstone QLD 4680 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 7.00am to 5.30pm

Bonnick Road Waste Management Facility (Gympie)

Bonnick Road, Gympie, QLD 4570 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 5.30pm

Helensvale Waste & Recycling Centre

70 Helensvale Road, Helensvale QLD 4212 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 7.00am to 4.45pm Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday
Tel: 07 5581 6379

Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre

Corner Goonyella Road & Thorpe Street, Moranbah, QLD 4744 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday & ANZAC Day
Tel: 07 4941 4500

Portsmith Transfer Station

37-51 Lyons Street, Portsmith, QLD 4870 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 8.30am to 5.15pm Closed Christmas Day

Agnes Water Transfer Station (Seventeen Seventy)

Lot 27, Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy, QLD 4677 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 12.00pm

J.J. Richards & Sons (Tanawha)

8 Sippy Creek Road, Tanawha, QLD 4556 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm Closed Public Holidays
Tel: 07 5439 6888

WA

Stanley Road Waste Management Facility (Bunbury/Australind)

Lot 45, Stanley Road, Australind WA 6233 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 5.00pm, Public Holidays 8.00am to 5.00pm Closed Christmas Day, New Year Day& Good Friday
Tel: 08 9797 2404

Wylie Bay Waste Facility (Bandy Creek/Esperance)

Wylie Bay Road, Bandy Creek WA 6450 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 8am to 4pm Closed Christmas Day, Boxing day & Good Friday
Tel: 08 9071 0666

Bunbury Waste Operations

21 McCombe Road, Bunbury WA 6230 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 3.30pm Closed Weekends and Public Holidays
Tel: 08 9797 2404

Shire of Dardanup Landfill

Lot 1 Banksia Road, Dardanup, WA 6236MAP
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday 9.00am to 4.00pm Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day)

Dunsborough Waste Facility

Vidler Road, Dunsborough, WA 6281 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 7.00am to 5.0pm
Tel: 08 9781 0444

Yarri Road Refuse Facility (Kalgoorlie)

Yarri Road, Kalgoorlie WA 6434 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 7.00am to 5.00pm

Knutsford Street Recycling Yard (Fremantle)

81 Knutsford Street, Fremantle WA 6160 MAP
Open: Saturday and Sunday 8.00am to 4.00pm
Tel: 08 9432 9999

Tamala Park Transfer Station (Mindarie/Tamala Park)

1700 Marmion Avenue, Tamala Park/Mindarie WA 6030 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 4.45pm
Tel: 08 9306 6316

Red Hill Waste Management Facility

1094 Toodyay Road, Red Hill WA 6056 MAP
Open: Monday to Friday 7.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday 8.00am to 4.00pm, Sunday 10.am to 4.00pm
Tel: 08 9424 2222

Busselton Transfer Station (Vasse)

500 Rendezvous Road, Vasse, WA 6280 MAP
Open: Monday to Sunday 7.00am to 5.00pm
Tel: 08 9781 0444

Walliston Transfer Station

Lawnbrook Road, Walliston WA 6076 MAP
Open: Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 9.00am to 5.00pm
Tel: 08 9291 3896

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  1. Paul0075 says:

    What about ACT locations?

  2. Deej says:

    For ACT (and other states) you can search using RecyclingNearYou http://www.recyclingnearyou.com.au/ewastescheme/

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