Electronic & electrical waste


Residents can dispose of all e-waste items free of charge* at Electronic Recycling Australia 'Unplug N' Drop' stations.

Items include all domestic electronic and electrical items that:

  • plug into a power point,

  • use a charger or

  • are powered by battery.

Other items include:

  • mobile phones (SIM card removed)

  • batteries

  • CDs and DVDs.

Whitegoods such as fridges, freezers and washing machines cannot be recycled at 'Unplug N' Drop' stations but must be delivered to Electronic Recycling Australia,149 Holbrooks Road, Underdale (enter via southern driveway).

To find out more about what you can recycle and where, visit 'Unplug N' Drop'.

*Please note:
Proof of residence is required for free disposal of household appliances at Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton but not for TVs and computer equipment.



What happens to e-waste?

Electronic Recycling Australia at Underdale dismantles the items to separate the various components for reprocessing into new products.  Components include glass, plastics, iron, steel, tin, nickel, aluminium and copper, and precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver. 

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

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

Recycling e-waste reduces our need to mine for new materials and the potential for hazardous substances to be released into the environment. 


Small Businesses

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

  • Electronic Recycling Australia, 149 Holbrooks Road, Underdale (enter via southern driveway).

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

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

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

More information

Search the A-Z guide to waste and recycling

Email the Service Centre or call 8416 6333.

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