Residents of Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah council areas are able to drop certain types of e-waste for free at Kimbriki, Terrey Hills.

For more information on what you can do, including centralised e-waste ‘drop-off days’ or collections being held by councils, please visit:

There are also many other ways to recycle and re-use e-waste safely and responsibly.

These include:

  • Charities
  • Re-sale, swap, ‘Freecycle’ etc
  • Refurbish
  • Computer and TV manufacturers
  • Computer and TV retailers
  • Independent recyclers

1.Charities

Organisation: Salvation Army
Service: Reuse (sold in Salvos stores)
Phone: 13 16 40
Drop Off / Pick Up: Can pick up working computers from SHOROC
residents for free!
Fee: No fees apply
Details: Accepts working computers “not the very old chunky ones” and preferably complete computers that are not more than 4 years old. Call for further details.
Organisation: Young
Christian Workers
Service: Recycle and refurbish
Phone: 02 9682 6719
Email: alexmijalkovic46@gmail.com
Drop Off /Pick Up: Pick up from SHOROC area (may charge $5-$10 for less than 5 items) or drop off at 25 Union St, Granville
Details: Pentium 4 1.6 MHz or higher and 17 inch monitors

2. Re-sale, swap, ‘Freecycle’ etc

Organisation: Freecycle Pittwater Group
Details: It’s free and only takes a minute to register. Make sure you describe your item exactly (working or not working – some people are still keen to take the non-working items and fix them), and give your location/suburb.
Freecycle: The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,766 groups with 6,879,629
members across the globe. It’s a grassroots and entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and thus keeping good stuff out of landfills.
Membership: Free, and everything posted must be FREE, legal and appropriate for all ages. To view the local group posts, visit the Pittwater Group, Sydney
North Group
or visit groups.yahoo.com/group/FreecycleSydneyNW
Organisation: ReUse It
Details: Our goal is to find new uses for unwanted items that would otherwise be thrown into the trash. The primary benefit is that it reduces the amount of reusable items that end up in the trash with a secondary benefit of reducing the overall amount of items thrown into landfills.
Organisation: Northside Chat Cafe
Details: This Chat Cafe is intended to be a Sister Group to all Northern Sydney Recycling (Freecycle, ReUseIt) Groups. Our coverage area includes the North Shore, Northern Beaches, North-west and surrounding Sydney regions.

3.Refurbish

Organisation: Reverse Garbage
Service: Refurbish and reuse
Phone: 02 9569 3132
Drop Off Address: 8/142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Fee: No fees apply
Details: Takes working and non-working computers. Only takes working monitors and working printers and scanners. All cables and associated peripherals are accepted. Call first.

4.Computer and TV Manufacturers

Organisation: DELL Computer Recycling
Service: Recycling and refurbishing
Phone: 1800 465 890
Email: recycling_dell_au@dell.com
Drop Off / Pick Up: Will pick up DELL branded products from SHOROC region free of charge.
Details: Free recycling pickups for any Dell branded IT equipment via the website online form. For collection of all other brands, phone for further information. For non-Dell items it’s $13 per item and a $10 administrative fee. They take, PCs, faxes, scanners, laptops, photocopiers and printers. Minimum $40 for a non-Dell pick up. TVs can also be processed.
Organisation: Hewlett – Packard
Service: Recycling
Phone: 1300 325 961
Email: assetrecoveryasiapacific@hp.com
Fee: Fees may apply
Details: Asset Recovery Services Programme accepts any manufacturers’
printers, scanners, fax machines, personal computers, servers and computer peripherals. They collect from households too.
Drop Off / Pick Up: 26 Sliegh Place Wetherill Park for HP items only (free).
Collection Service: Minimum charge $77. 1-3 computers for example costs $77.
They take any electronic items from any brand products.
Organisation: IBM Australia Ltd
Service: Recycling, refurbishing and reuse
Phone: 1800 808 066
Email: disposal@au1.ibm.com
Drop Off Address: Sydney, ACT,
Melbourne (phone for details)
Fee: Fees apply for some items
Details: Take all brands and IT equipment. Aimed at businesses with a minimum of 25 items per client. Will also accept drop offs from individuals. Email is the most effective communication.
Organisation: Toshiba
Phone: 13 30 70 or Toshiba Service Centre (processing facility):
9739 5844
Details: You can bring unwanted Toshiba Notebooks (including batteries) to a Toshiba MobileCare or ProCare Service Centre in Australia. Just fill in an Equipment Disposal Agreement and then drop off your equipment in the recycling bin in the lobby and we will take care of it at no charge. For your nearest drop-off point, check online or call 13 30 70. If you are in an area that does not have a collection point, you can even post your equipment to us (along with a completed Equipment Disposal Agreement) and we will take care of it. Please note: a handling fee will
apply if you drop off or post a non-Toshiba Notebook. This covers the cost of shipping and recycling.
Pick Up Service: Want us to pick up your old equipment? If you prefer, we can arrange a courier to collect your equipment. To cover pickup, shipping and recycling, we will need to charge a flat fee of $10 plus $13 per item in metropolitan areas or $16 if you are more than 40 km away from your capital city (credit card payments only).
Organisation: Apple Computers
Phone: 1-300-321-456
Details: With a qualifying purchase, Apple will collect your old equipment and recycle for free.
Organisation: Sony
Phone: 1300 13 SONY
(7669) Monday to Friday – 8am to 6pm

5.Computer and TV Retailers

Organisation: Dicksmith Electronics (Warringah Mall Electronics Powerhouse)
Phone: 9905 2088
Address: Shop 162/163, Warringah Mall, Cnr Old Pittwater Road and Condamine Street, Brookvale NSW 2100
Details: Warringah store has an e-waste recycling bin and will take printer cartridges, power supply, motherboard and other parts. Enquire with store.

6.Independent Recyclers

Organisation: Delete Tech
Service: Recycle, refurbish and reuse
Phone: 0406 976 301
Email: deletetech@yahoo.com.au
Drop Off / Pick Up: Pickups only
Fee: $10/per pick up. In addition – $2.50 CPU, $7 monitor, 0.25 peripherals eg $10 per PC.
Details: Computer maintenance service available, software installation,
internet and network setup, virus and spyware removal and protection.
Do not except TVs or other appliances. 90% recycling rate.
Organisation: Computer Source Australia
Phone: 9648 4098
Drop off address: Unit 6 no. 1 Hill Rd. Homebush. Computers and printers are
accepted for recycling at no charge.
Organisation: GreenEarthIT/ eGarbo
Service: Recycle, refurbish and reuse
Phone: 9977 5700
Email: info@egarbo.com.au
Fee: $60/per residential pick up (boot load). Contact for prices and quotes.
Approx. $15/PC.
Details: Local company located at 5/4 Redall Street, Manly.
Organisation: SIMS GROUP e- Recycling
Service: Recycle
Phone: 02 9728 2658
Email: e-recycling@au.sims-group.com
Drop Off / Pick Up: Drop-off at SIMS
E-Recycling Pty Ltd. 82 Marple Rd., Villawood. Pick up – call
to organise pick up. Includes cost of a local courier.
Fee: Fees may apply (smaller quantities may be free).
Details: Will pick up commercial quantities. Accept IT and electronic
equipment. 98% recycling rate.
Organisation: MRI(Aus) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300 4 EWASTE
(1300 4 39278)
Service: Recycle
Fees: See recycling fees. eg personal computer – $5.50 and TV $19.
Drop Off / Pick Up: Pick up service available with fee, or drop off at Wetherill Park (8am – 4pm, Mon-Fri). Book a collection online for a courier (has to be boxed)
Organisation: 1800EWASTE Pty Ltd
Service: Recycle
Phone: 1800 392 783
Email: mail@ewaste.com.au
Drop Off / Pick Up: Pick ups only
Fee: May apply. $66 incl GST is the minimum call out fee.
Details: End-of life recycling, they don’t refurbish or re-sell. Personal
data destroyed. Tues or Thursday pick up and the resident does
not have to be at home, can pay by credit card.
Organisation: Wesley E-Recycling
Note: (This service is no longer functional and has been replaced
by a PRA scheme run by the same operators)
Phone: 9690 8976 / 9690 8970
Email: westryde@pra.org.au
Fee: 49c/kg for recycling. Working computers and printers accepted for free.
Drop Off / Pick Up: Unit 6, 7-9 Rhodes St. West Ryde 8am–3 pm Mon-Fri.
They have only just started and only offer a drop off facility
at present but may consider pick up options at a later stage.
Details: Donation of computers are refurbished and sold to pensioners,
disabled and people in need who get Wesley packages. They wipe
the hardrive and have a reporting system. In recycling the e-waste
they take the components out and sell to recyclers. From the website: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Australia (PRA), a non government social enterprise, is currently establishing a new e-recycling program employing people with a psychiatric disability to refurbish, resell and recycle computers and associated equipment, as well as low cost computers for the community.
Organisation: TES-AMMAustralia
Service: Recycle, refurbish and reuse
Phone: 1300 730 621
Email: enquiries@tes-amm.com.au
Drop Off / Pick Up: Pick ups only
Fee: Commercial quantities may not incur charge. Otherwise approx.
Min $77 charge for pick up. That charge could cover the costs
of a few computers ($16.50 per PC, $22 per CRT monitor).
Details: ISO certified global company providing reuse and recycling of all IT equipment. Do NOT accept TVs and whitegoods
Organisation: PC Recyclers
Service: E waste collection, recycle and reuse
Phone: 1300 307 325
Email: info@pcrecyclers.com.au
Drop Off / Pick Up: Pick up in commercial quantities. Email or call to organise pickup
Fee: Free
Details: We service numerous schools, businesses and organisations throughout Australia.Our data sanitation standards are in accordance to the Department of Defence 5220.22M standards at no additional cost. We know how crucial it is that your information remains personal and inaccessible to anyone else but you. We will even give you official data sanitisation certificates and computer disposal reports so that you have the peace of mind knowing that your information is safe and that you have made a positive contribution in the community.Whether you are a business, school or government organisation, we will collect your electronic waste, remove all data and recycle the equipment for free.
Organisation: Greenbox
Service: Recycle, refurbish and reuse
Phone: 1300 201010
Email: info@greenbox.com.au
Drop Off / Pick Up: 11/175 Briens Rd, Northmead, NSW 2152
Fee: Fees apply
Details: PCs, laptops, monitors, servers, network communications
equipment accepted. Takes commercial quantities (eg 50 computers)
for free pick up.

Cartridges

From recyclingnearyou.com.au

Printer Cartridges: The voluntary extended producer responsibility program called
‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ is supported and funded by seven of Australia’s leading print manufacturers.
All types and brands of printer cartridges are accepted for recycling.
For more information visit the printer cartridge recycling section on this site. Call the
‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark hotline’ on 1800 24 24 73 for more information.

You can now drop off your used or empty laser and inkjet cartridges at participating Australia Post,
Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Tandy, Dick Smith Electronics and Powerhouse outlets.
This is a free service.

E-waste fact sheets