Australians generate more than 140,000 tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) each year and most of it ends up in landfill. As well as putting more pressure on limited landfill capacity, e-waste can be hazardous as it contains toxic materials.
To keep recyclable e-waste out of landfill, the City of Sydney offers free quarterly drop-off days.
What to expect
- Our team will greet you when you pull up – we can even remove your items while you wait in your vehicle.
- The Sydney Park area can be busy over the weekend. Arrive early to avoid traffic and follow the signs.
What can you bring?
Below is a list of the items you can drop off:
- Computers – desktops, monitors, laptops and printers.
- Home and home office equipment – photocopiers, fax machines, scanners, servers, projectors, DVD players and video recorders.
- Computer peripherals such as joysticks.
- Electronic games, CDs, DVDs, tapes and cameras.
- Electronic components.
- Phones – mobiles and landlines.
- Small kitchen appliances.
- Power tools – drills, circular saws and power boards, electric lawnmowers, electric trimmers, electric leaf blowers (and no gas-powered items, please).
Items we can’t accept:
- White goods.
- Hazardous waste – chemicals, paints and pesticides.
- Car batteries.
- Household batteries.
- Smoke alarms and fire extinguishers
- Fluorescent tubes and energy saving light globes (CFLs).
Not sure how to get rid of these items? Ask Garbage Guru: http://garbageguru.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/
Learn more about e-waste recycling: http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/live/waste-and-recycling/e-waste-and-chemicals/e-waste