E-waste

As of 1 September 2013 all e-waste was banned from all South Australian landfills under the Environmental Protection Authority SA’s Environment Protection (Waste to Resources) Policy 2010.

FREE National TV & Computer Recycling scheme

There is now a national scheme to help us all recycle our TVs and computers when we don’t use them anymore. This is an annual quota system starting in July each year, so free drop off sites may commence charging a fee throughout the year as they meet quotas.

What is accepted?

  • Computer mice
  • Computer power supplies
  • Disk and CD drivers
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops & notebooks
  • Monitors
  • Motherboards
  • Network and memory cards
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • UPS units

Limits of number of items per drop off apply.

What is NOT accepted?

  • DVD players, VCRs, Set-top boxes
  • Hazardous waste, including CRT TVs that have been broken or damaged or removed from the case of the TV
  • White goods: fridges, washing machines, dryers, microwaves
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Other kitchen & household electronic appliances
  • Packaging and other materials

See "other e-waste" below for recycling options for these items.

Recycling locations in Onkaparinga and surrounds

View these locations on a map.

Lonsdale

Trak Furniture Lonsdale

16 Aldershot Road
Lonsdale SA 5160
Ph: (08) 8382 9599

An Unplug N’ Drop hub is the drop-off point at this site.

Advanced Recycling Technologies - (ART)

www.advancedrecyclingtechnologies.com.au

Shed 3/13 Chrysler Rd
Lonsdale SA 5160
Ph: (08) 8186 5883
Mobile: 0411 882 138

Monday - Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 9am-12pm

Please note: once quote is reached, a charge may apply. Please contact ART prior to dropping off items to check.

An Unplug N’ Drop hub is the drop-off point at this site.
 

Marion

Bunnings Marion

Westfield Marion
461 Morphett Road, Oaklands Park
Ph:  08 8375 7600

An Unplug N’ Drop hub is the drop-off point at this site for small to medium sized E-waste.

Harvey Norman Marion

822-826 Marion Road
Ph: 08 8375 7777

Please always contact the store in advance in order to organise a drop off and to confirm their opening hours.
 

Morphett Vale

Compute Your World

2/2 Malone Street, Morphett Vale
Ph: 08 8461 9552

An Unplug N’ Drop hub is the drop-off point at this site.

 

Noarlunga

Bunnings Noarlunga

Cnr Goldsmith Drive and Beach Road
Noarlunga SA 5168
Ph:  08 8329 1000

An Unplug N’ Drop hub is the drop-off point at this site for small to medium sized E-waste.

Harvey Norman Noarlunga

3/2 Seaman Drive
Noarlunga Centre SA 5168 (access off Goldsmith Drive)
Ph: (08) 8329 5400

TVs and computers only.

Officeworks Noarlunga

212 - 216 Beach Road
Noarlunga Centre SA 5168
Ph: (08) 8186 9500

Computers only max 5 items
please always contact the store in advance in order to organise a drop off and to confirm their opening hours.

The Good Guys Noarlunga

Noarlunga, 160 Beach Road
Noarlunga Centre SA 5168
Ph: (08) 8329 0000

TVs and computers only.

Seaford Heights

SRWRA Landfill

Southern Region Waste Resource - Seaford Heights (McLaren Vale)
(formerly known as Pedlar Creek Dump)
112 Bakewell Drive (formerly Wheaton Road) Seaford Heights
Ph: 8386 0273
Fax: 8386 0273
Mb: 0418 844 820

Open 7 days per week
Monday – Friday 6.30am – 5pm
Saturday 6.30am – 4pm
Sunday 8am – 4pm
Public holidays 6.30am - 5pm
 

Yankalilla

Yankalilla Waste and Recycling Depot

Lot 2 Victor Harbour Road
Yankalilla  SA  5203
Ph: (08) 8555 7401

Opening times:
Monday-Thursday 9am-3.30pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm
Closed Christmas Day, Proclamation Day & Good Friday
 


Other e-waste

Drop-off points in Onkaparinga

View these locations on a map.

Hackham

Hackham Recyclers

16 Cottage Lane
Hackham SA 5163
Ph: (08) 8384 8667

Fees Apply. E-waste scrapped for metal content only.
 

Lonsdale

Advanced Recycling Technologies - (ART)

www.advancedrecyclingtechnologies.com.au
Shed 3/13 Chrysler Rd
Lonsdale SA 5160
ph: (08) 8186 5883
mb: 0411 882 138

Fees apply for degassing fridges and air-conditioners, as required under legislation.

An Unplug N’ Drop hub is the drop-off point at this site.

Lonsdale Waste & Recycling Depot

10 Donegal Road
Lonsdale SA 5160
Ph: (08) 8326 5033

Free drop-off. A charge applies for TVs or computer monitors

Southern Region Waste Transfer & Recycling

12 Christie Road
Lonsdale SA 5160
ph: (08) 8186 0177

Fee applies.

Trak Furniture Lonsdale

16 Aldershot Road
Lonsdale SA 5160
Ph: (08) 8382 9599

An Unplug N’ Drop hub is the drop-off point at this site.

Marion

Bunnings Marion

Westfield Marion
461 Morphett Road, Oaklands Park
Ph:  08 8375 7600

An Unplug N’ Drop hub is the drop-off point at this site for small to medium sized E-waste.
 

Morphett Vale

Compute Your World

2/2 Malone Street, Morphett Vale
Ph: 08 8461 9552

An Unplug N’ Drop hub is the drop-off point at this site.

 

Noarlunga

Bunnings Noarlunga

Cnr Goldsmith Drive and Beach Road
Noarlunga SA 5168
Ph:  08 8329 1000

An Unplug N’ Drop hub is the drop-off point at this site for small to medium sized E-waste.
 

Seaford

P&T Recyclers

46 Seaford Road
Seaford SA 5169
Ph: (08) 8386 0988

Free drop-off.
 

 

More information

Australian homes each contain an average of 22 electrical items, including household appliances, game consoles, telephones and computers.

Consider your own home - add up the amount of TV’s, VCR’s, DVD players, microwaves, phones, game consoles and computers you have in use, and those you may just have sitting around unused. Plus there’s the kettles irons, lamps, clocks, hairdryers, curling irons and more… and we haven’t even reached the shed yet!

When you decide to get rid of these things as they break or are replaced, how will you dispose of them?

We need to change the way we think about disposing of our old things when we don’t want them anymore. The Environmental Protection Authority SA’s ban of ALL e-waste from landfill as of 1 September 2013 means that we can’t just dump them in the waste bin anymore, however there are other options for disposal of these items:

  • Drop them off at one of the locations above for recycling. Items will be disassembled to recover maximum materials. Fees may apply.
  • Place them out for hard rubbish where they will be diverted for recycling for metal content.

What is e-waste?

E-waste is any unwanted electrical items that have a plug or batteries.

These items include:

  • small household appliances (eg toasters and pedestal fans)
  • IT and telecommunications equipment (eg mobile phones and computer equipment)
  • electrical and electronic tools (eg power tools)
  • electrical toys (eg game stations, computer games)

Why is it a problem?

E-waste contains non-renewable resources such as tin, zinc, aluminium, steel and copper. They also contain hazardous heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, nickel and mercury, which if not disposed of properly can be toxic to the environment. By sending e-waste to landfill, there is a risk of releasing hazardous substances into the environment and the resources they contain will be lost rather than recycled.

Give it away instead of throwing it away

Why not try to find a new home for your unwanted electronic goods first? Many of the e-waste items thrown away still work and some charity shops are happy to take them. You could also try giving items away through organisations like GivitOzRecycle or FreeCycle.

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