Electronic Waste (E-waste)

What is E-waste?

Electronic waste (e-waste) are products with a power cord or battery that have reached the end of their useful life.

Examples of e-waste include:

  • Televisions
  • Computers (e.g. monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards and mice)
  • Telecommunications equipment (e.g. faxes, mobile phones and cordless phones)
  • Small household appliances (e.g. toasters, vacuums and microwaves)
  • Electrical and electronic tools (e.g. sewing machines, drills, electric mowers and electric toys)
  • Entertainment equipment (e.g. cameras, game consoles, DVD players and stereos)

Since 2013 all e-waste has been banned from landfill. Unwanted e-waste needs to be taken to a suitable e-waste recycling facility for dismantling and re-manufacturing.

Why recycle E-waste?

Almost all components of e-waste can be recycled. In fact about 90% of what is used to make televisions and computers can be recycled! E-waste contains non-renewable materials such as copper, nickel, tin, zinc and aluminium, but also hazardous materials including lead, mercury, cadmium and lithium. By recycling e-waste these materials are recovered and used to make new products.

E-waste recycling locations

There are a variety of facilities that accept e-waste throughout Adelaide with some sites accepting e-waste for free and others charging a small fee. Please note some sites also only accept TVs and computers through the National TV and Computer Scheme.

Nearby sites include:

  • Lions Bargain Centre

Colebrook Drive, Eden Hills

Ph. 8370 2144

Unplug N’ Drop site

Only open Saturday 8.30 am to 12.30 pm


  • Bunnings Marion

461 Morphett Road, Oaklands Park

Ph. 8372 7600

Unplug N’ Drop site

Only small to medium size e-waste. No large TVs, fridges or freezers


  • Harvey Norman Marion

822-826 Marion Road, Marion

Ph. 8375 7777

Unplug N’ Drop site


  • Salvation Army Unley

95 Maud Street, Unley

Unplug N’ Drop site


  • Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre

181 Morphett Road, North Plympton

Ph. 8295 5077

TVs and computers are free. Fees apply for other e-waste


  • Advanced Recycling Technologies (ART)

3/13 Chrysler Road, Lonsdale

Ph. 8186 5883

Please contact ART prior to dropping off items to ensure still accepting e-waste due to quota limits.


  • Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre

Scott Creek Road, Heathfield

Ph. 8339 4323

Unplug N’ Drop site


  • Electronic Recycling Australia

149 Holbrooks Road, Underdale

Ph. 8374 2276

Unplug N’ Drop site

Additional Unplug N' Drop sites can be found here: https://www.electronicrecyclingaustralia.com.au/ 


Do not dump your unwanted items in the street, at a reserve or park, or along roadsides or other community areas. Littering is an offence and fines up to $1,000 can apply.

Further Information

For further information please contact the Waste Management Officer at the City of Mitcham on 8372 8888.

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