Electronic & electrical waste

TV and computer equipment

Residents and small businesses can dispose of TV and computer equipment free of charge under the National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme at the:

  • Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton.

  • Aspitech, 149 Holbrooks Road, Underdale, enter via southern driveway.

  • Beverley Waste and Recycling Centre, 2-6 Toogood Avenue, Beverley.

  • Harvey Norman, City Cross Warehouse, Unit 6, rear of 9 William Street, Mile End.  Televisions only.

No proof of residence is required.


Find out about other free drop off sites for TVs and computer equipment.

Find out more about the National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme.


television_flat_screen.jpgWhat items are accepted?

  • Televisions
  • Laptops
  • Computer towers/hard drives, monitors, keyboards, mouses
  • Other computer peripherals: cord, toner & ink cartridges
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Fax machines

Any brand of TV, computer or computer equipment will be recycled under the Scheme, no matter how old it is.


What happens to them?

Material will be sent to an approved recycler (Aspitech, Underdale) under the National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme.

Around 90% of what's used to make televisions and computers can be recycled. 

All items are dismantled to recover components such as glass, plastics, iron, steel, tin, nickel, aluminium and copper, and precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver. 

Hazardous materials, such as lead, cadmium, phosphorous and mercury, can be captured safely. 

The recyclable components are sent for reprocessing into new products, reducing our need to mine for new materials and the potential for hazardous substances to be released into the environment.


Other household appliances

Council funds the recycling of items not covered under the National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme. These items include:

  • vacuum cleanerCameras
  • Electronic game systems
  • Microwaves
  • Photocopiers
  • Projectors
  • Small appliances: fans, hair dryers, heaters, toasters
  • Stereo and sound systems
  • Telephones: mobile and landline
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • VCR/DVD/CD players including discs and cassettes
  • White goods.

Residents can dispose of these items for free at:

Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton.

Proof of residence is required. Schools and businesses are excluded.


Items not accepted


More information

Email the Service Centre or call 8416 6333.

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