Disposal of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste)

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

 

Where to dispose of electrical waste and e-waste

Electrical and electronic waste can be dropped off for recycling at at all our Waste Management Facilities.

Numerous retailers also participate in various recycling programs. These retailers can be found in the blue sliders below.

To avoid sending electrical and electronic waste to landfill, please recycle at our waste facilities or go to a retailer participating in a 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 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) including, but not 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
  • Games console accessories
  • Clock radios
  • Radios

Communications

  • Telephones
  • Mobile phones
  • Mobile broadband modems
  • 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

List of electrical waste items

Household appliances (any kitchen/household appliance with an electric plug, but not bigger than a microwave oven) and other items including, but not limited to:

Household appliances

  • Food processors, juicers, blenders, hand/stick mixers
  • Stand mixers
  • Microwave ovens
  • Benchtop compact electric/convection ovens/grills
  • Coffee machines - drip filter, pod or espresso (domestic)
  • Electric kettles
  • Toasters, sandwich toasters, jaffle irons, waffle irons, pie makers
  • Electric frypans, grills and woks
  • Deep fryers
  • Air fryers
  • Dehydrators
  • Electric rice cookers, steamers
  • Slow cookers
  • Electric pressure cookers
  • Bread makers
  • Hair dryers
  • Hair straighteners/curlers
  • Electric shavers
  • Hair clippers/trimmers
  • Power boards
  • Pedestal fans
  • Ceiling fans
  • Electric radiant heaters
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Irons - standard/steam
  • Irons - steam generator/reservoir
  • Irons - hand steamer
  • Irons - press steamer
  • Massage appliances

Other items

  • Smoke detectors (both photoelectric and ionisation types)
  • Battery chargers (for rechargeable appliances)
  • Portable charger/battery units (phone/tablet type)
  • Power tools (240v) – handheld
  • Power tools (240v) – benchtop
  • Power tools (with or without batteries)
  • Industrial benchtop tools/equipment (240v)
  • Industrial benchtop tools/equipment (450v)
  • Vehicle battery charger
  • Distress beacons/EPIRB’s (Prior to disposal they must be deregistered with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and have its battery disconnected according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For more information visit the AMSA website)

Items not accepted as electrical waste

  • Large household appliances (larger than a microwave oven)
  • Whitegoods (e.g. cooktops, ovens, stoves, rangehoods, dishwashers, clothes dryers, washing machines, clothes dryers, etc.)
  • Items with refrigerant gases (e.g. fridges, freezers, air conditioners)
  • items containing oils or other liquids (e.g. oil heaters)
  • Individual lithium batteries (lithium-ion, Li-ion, LIB, Li-primary, etc.). Please place these in the battery recycling bins
  • Vehicle jump starters

 

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, 04 February 2020 15:06
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