Northern Beaches Council has banned e-waste like TVs, computers and computer components from kerbside collections. Recycling is a better option all round. When you recycle e-waste, you’re preventing pollution and helping us recover natural resources for re-use.

What is E-waste?

Televisions, desktop and portable computers, monitors, mice, keyboards, cables, drives, printers, scanners and computer-related peripherals are all classified as e-waste. They contain a lot of hazardous materials like arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. We don’t want these in the environment.

Where to recycle TVs and computer equipment

It’s free to take up to 15 e-waste items a day to:

What to do with other electronic items

You can put out certain electronic items for metal recycling at our bulky goods clean-up collections.

This includes game consoles, video recorders, DVD and Blu-ray players, toner cartridges, radios or stereos, power tools, universal power supplies and other electrical appliances as long as they are more than 80% metal. Your metals must be in a separate pile from the other goods you put out. 

Alternatively you can attend one of our Small Electrical Appliances workshops to see if it can be repaired or attend one of our Buy Sell Online workshops to see how you can re-home the appliance. Find out more