TV and Computer Recycling

E-waste recycling

The City of Salisbury and DHL Supply Chain have established a Drop Zone to receive TV's and computers for a small free at Council's Waste Transfer Station at 61 Research Road, Pooraka. This service is not designed to receive commercial quantities of waste and is offered to households and small businesses only. A maximum of 15 items will be accepted. Schools and larger businesses will need to make their own private arrangements.

What happens to the e-waste?

Once received by Council, this material will be sent to DHL Supply Chain for recycling as part of the National Recycling Scheme for Televisions and Computers. All items are carefully pulled apart to recover the items of value (small amounts of gold, copper and recyclable glass and plastic) and safely capture the hazardous components (including lead, mercury, arsenic). The recyclable components are then sent to be made into new products.

How to use the service

Customers do not need to live in the City of Salisbury to use this service. Items must be complete units with no parts removed or they will be charged as general waste.

The following items are accepted at the waste transfer station at no charge:

All types of televisions (older Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) types, Plasma TVs, LCD and Projection TV’s);

The following computer equipment:

  • Portable processing machines (less than 10kg) – i.e laptops, notebooks & palmtops
  • Desktops
  • Computer monitors
  • Printers, scanners, multi-function devices that print, copy, scan and/or fax
  • Cards, motherboards
  • Web cameras
  • Compact disk drives, digital video disk drives
  • Hard drives, floppy drives
  • Keyboards, mice and trackballs, joysticks and gamepads
  • Electrical transformers designed to be housed in same cabinet as the CPU

Residents are still able to leave the above-mentioned items out as part of the home hard waste collection service offered by NAWMA.  A $10 home collection fee applies for the home hard waste collection service.  Contact NAWMA for further information.  Click here to be directed to NAWMA's website. 

Enquiries should be referred directly to the waste transfer station on 8162 5348.

Further information regarding the recycling of television and computer waste can be found on the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities website.