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 into new items. Resources found in e-waste such as lead, phosphorus, mercury, aluminium, brass and plastics 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 several e-waste collection programs 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
Accepted items include:
Computer monitors, hard drives and cables, keyboards, mouse, printers, fax machines, laptops, notebooks, TVs, VCRs, DVD and CD players, photocopiers, scanners, telephones and switchboards, microwaves, leads and cables.

Click here to learn more about the Councils e-waste recycling services.

Drop Off Locations South Central Coast

Kincumber Waste Management Facility

Location: Cullens Rd, Kincumber
Telephone: 4368 1229

Woy Woy Waste Management Facility

Location: Nagari Rd, Woy Woy
Telephone: 4342 5255
Accepted items include:
Personal and laptop computers with all related 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, multi-functional devices and all televisions.

Click here for more information on the 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 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 recycle your mobile phone.