All items accepted for collection will be manually dismantled in Australia and their components (including plastic, metals and glass) sent for recycling.
Keeping e-waste out of landfill helps prevent hazardous substances such as lead, mercury and chromium leaching into soil and water. In addition, the recycling process saves valuable energy and the need to extract natural resources required to make new products.
Items that will be accepted for recycling on the collection days include:
Any brand of desktop or laptop computer, monitors, computer mice, keyboards, computer cables, hard drives, floppy disc and CD/DVD drives, ipods, walkmans and computer-related peripherals.
Home office equipment:
Printers, scanners, toner and ink cartridges.
Mobile handsets and chargers.
Computer game consoles.
Televisions, video recorders, DVD players, hi-fi and stereo equipment, digital cameras and video cameras.
(Note that a 20 item limit per person per day applies. Staff reserve the right to deem any item unacceptable.)
The following items will not be accepted:
Whitegoods, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, other kitchen and household appliances, UPS units, overhead projectors, TVs/monitors that have been removed from their cases or are cracked, batteries that are not an integral part of the computer system, fluorescent tubes, contaminated equipment or other hazardous waste.
The free drop-off service will be operating on 14 and 15 May (only) between 9 am – 4 pm at the following locations:
Clifton Hill: Collingwood Works Depot, Cnr Rosenearth & Gray St (Melway ref: 2D B4)
Croydon: Maroondah City Council Operations Depot, 24-28 Lincoln Road (Melway ref 37 A12)
Epping: Epping Works Depot, 68-96 Houston Street (Melway ref: 182 A10)
Lilydale: Council Operation Centre, Nelson Road (Melway ref: 38 G2)
Oakleigh South: Sims Melbourne, 1094-1124 Centre Road (Melway ref: 78 H3)
Hoppers Crossing: Wyndham City Depot, 241-253 Old Geelong Road (Melway ref: 207 B1)
Springvale: Old Springvale Depot Site, View Road (Melway ref. 80, A11)
Mornington: Mornington Waste Disposal Centre, Watt Road (Melway ref: 145 K3)
Note: If your are arriving by car you will be required to remain in your vehicle to ensure a safe and smooth flow through the collection site. Please ensure you have your items ready and easily accessible for collection.
This free service is being coordinated by participating councils, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Waste Management Group and Apple Pty Ltd.
CFA has worked with Metropolitan Waste Management Group for the past 4 years to reduce our environmental impact through using less resources and creating less waste.