Electronic Waste Recycling

Electronic or e-waste is the waste associated with the use and disposal of electronic equipment such as computers, televisions and printers.

E-waste recycling is the process of recycling this e-waste into new items. E-waste contains heavy metals such as lead, phosphorus, mercury, selenium, cadmium and so on, along with other resources like ferrous metals, aluminium, brass and plastics that can be recovered and recycled. Old computer equipment often takes up valuable space. Recycling frees up this space in an environmentally friendly manner.

Australia does not currently have a national e-waste recycling scheme, although there are collection programs for some of these wastes on the Central Coast.

Central Coast Council has implemented e-waste recycling programs where residents can drop off up to 15 major e-waste items for FREE.

Drop Off Locations North Central Coast

Buttonderry Waste Management Facility

Location: Hue Hue Rd, Jilliby 
Telephone: 4350 1320

Acceptable items include:

Computer monitors, hard drives and cables, keyboards and mouse, printers and fax machines, laptops and notebooks, TVs, VCRs, DVD and CD players, photocopiers and scanners, telephones and switchboards, microwaves, leads and cables.

Click here for more information on Councils E-waste Recycling service.

Drop Off Locations South Central Coast

Kincumber Transfer Station

Location: Cullens Rd, Kincumber
Telephone: 4368 1229

Woy Woy Landfill

Location: Nagari Rd, Woy Woy
Telephone: 4342 5255


Accepted items include:

Personal and laptop computers and all cables, tablets, notebooks and palmtops, computer monitors and parts (e.g. internal hard drives and CD drives), computer peripherals and accessories (e.g. mice, keyboards, web cameras, USBs and modems), Printers, faxes, scanners and multi-functional devices and all televisions.

Click here for more information on Councils E-waste Recycling service.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones can be recycled through MobileMuster. It's a free mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. MobileMuster works with partners like mobile phone retailers, local councils and Australia Post to collect phones from the general public. Visit the MobileMuster website to find out where you can drop your mobile phone off for recycling.


Fridge Buyback

Fridge Buyback is an energy savings program that actually pays you to help save the environment and reduce your power bills by giving up your old second fridge or upright freezer. To participate in the program, your fridge must be a working second fridge or upright freezer, which has been in regular use and is 200 litres or more in size (7.06 cubic feet). Fridge Buyback provides residents with free collections by professional removalists and a $15 rebate if the removal of the fridge or freezer involves 6 steps or less. The fridge or freezer is collected for free if there are between 7 or 20 steps but no rebate is available. A fee will apply only if the property has more than 20 steps. The appliances collected are professionally degassed and the metals recycled. Visit the Fridge Buyback website for further information.