TV and Computer Recycling
NAWMA will receive TVs and computers for free at the Pooraka Resource Recovery Centre 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, 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 Pooraka Resource Recovery Centre 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
- 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. Contact NAWMA's Resource Recovery Centre on (08) 8259 2100 or visit their website for more information.