Disposal of e-waste

Electronic waste (e-waste) includes electronic items such as desktop computers, monitors, mobile phones, printers, televisions, scanners and video game consoles. A more detailed list of e-waste items can be found below.

 

Where to dispose of e-waste

E-Waste can be dropped off for recycling at the Greater Toowoomba, Kleinton and Greenmount Waste Management Facilities. E-waste disposed of at any other waste facility is treated as general waste and sent to landfill.

Numerous retailers participate in the recycling program. These retailers can be found in the blue sliders below.

To avoid sending e-waste to landfill, please recycle at the above waste facility options or go to a retailer participating in the recycling program.

MobileMuster is an official recycling program that promotes and encourages the community to recycle mobile phones that will in turn, significantly reduce the number of phones, mobile broadband USBs, batteries and accessories ending up in our local landfills. 

Items can be disposed at:

  • A selection of our Customer Service Centres - Clifton, Crows Nest, Goombungee, Greenmount, Highfields, Oakey, Pittsworth and Toowoomba
  • Yarraman library
  • MobileMuster bins (blue bins) in the Resource Recovery Area at the Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility - view the facility map here

Residents can drop their used inkjet and toner cartridges and toner bottles at one of the following locations:

  • Officeworks
  • Australia Post
  • Harvey Norman
  • The Good Guys
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Office National and Office Products depot outlets where they are accepted

  • Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility
  • Battery World
  • Aldi

  • Greater Toowoomba Waste Management Facility
  • Battery World

 

List of e-waste items

E-waste (complying with the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme) includes, but isn’t limited to:

Televisions

  • Colour televisions (all types)
  • Black and white televisions (all types)

Entertainment

  • CD/DVD/Blu Ray players
  • Tuners/receivers
  • Amplifiers
  • Home theatre systems
  • Games consoles

Communications

  • Telephones
  • Mobile phones
  • 2-way radios, CB radios, walkie talkies
  • Associated accessories

Computers

  • Laptops, notebooks, palmtops and tablets
  • Personal computers
  • Central processing units for personal computers
  • Monitors and projectors, including cathode-ray tube and flat screen monitors

Printers

  • Multi-function printers with print, copy and fax transmission
  • Single-function printers

Computer parts and peripherals

  • Keyboards
  • Joysticks and game pads
  • Mouses and trackballs
  • Scanners
  • Compact disc drives, including burners
  • Digital video disc drives, including burners
  • Hard drives
  • Memory cards, including network, sound, video, IDE, SCSI and similar
  • Motherboards
  • Electrical transformers and static converters
  • Web cameras

We have provided a list of suggestions that may help you to recycle your e-waste.

 

Related information

Planet Ark website

Printer Cartridge recycling website

MobileMuster website

 

Last Updated: Tuesday, 06 August 2019 09:58
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