Electronic and electrical waste (e-waste)

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What is e-waste?

E-waste is any item that plugs into a power point, uses a charger or is powered by battery.

E-waste items are banned from landfill.

Free e-waste disposal

You can dispose of e-waste items free of charge at Electronic Recycling Australia 'Unplug N' Drop' stations. See the chart below for drop-off sites in the West Torrens area.

To find out more about what you can and cannot recycle and where, visit 'Unplug N' Drop'.

Drop-off sites in the West Torrens area:

Name Location Items accepted
Bunnings, Adelaide Airport James Schofield Drive, Adelaide Airport. Cage located in foyer. Small to medium sized e-waste items only. No after hours access
Bunnings, Mile End 108 Railway Terrace, Mile End. Cage located in foyer. Small to medium sized e-waste items only. No after hours access
Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton - follow staff directions for drop off locations All e-waste items accepted during business hours. No after hours access
Plympton Community Centre 34 Long Street, Plympton. Cage located in public car park at rear. Small to medium sized e-waste items only. Mobile phones accepted. After hours access
Lions Club of Richmond 57 Penong Avenue, Camden Park. Cage located on the rear wall of building. Small to medium sized e-waste items only. Mobile phones accepted. Drop off hours - Wednesday 9am - 12pm; first and third Saturday of each month 9am - 12pm. No after hours access
Harvey Norman - warehouse Unit 6/9 William Street, Mile End. Cage located inside warehouse. See staff on arrival. Accepts TVs and computers only. No after hours access

Note: Drop-off sites at the following locations have closed until further notice:

  • Hamra Centre Library
  • Airport Over 50s Club Inc.

What e-waste items cannot be disposed of at 'Unplug N' Drop' stations?

Whitegoods such as fridges, freezers and washing machines cannot be recycled at 'Unplug N' Drop' stations. For recycling of these items search the A-Z guide to waste and recycling.

Note: for battery recycling search the A-Z guide to waste and recycling.

Business e-waste

For commercial quantities contact Electronic Recycling Australia on  8374 2276.

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