Donate, sell or give away your unwanted e-waste

If you've got electronic items (e-waste) that still work give them a second chance at life! We encourage you to reduce, reuse and repair before recycling.

Donate

Donate good quality electronic items to local charities.

  • Kids Off the Kerb: a free home collection service for all whitegoods like fridges and washing machines. Contact 9982 5600 or info@kidsoffthekerb.org to book a collection.
  • West Welcome Wagon collects large household whitegoods, televisions, microwaves and rice cookers. Email donate@westwelcomewagon.or.au to donate.
  • Sharing Shed Melbourne Inc. are looking for:
    • Goods that are “as new” or in lightly used condition;
    • Goods that are well-loved but still in good condition; 
    • Things you found useful but rarely use; orstuff for hobbies you’ve outgrown.

They don’t accept:

  • things that are broken or have missing parts, or
  • which are everyday used household items (e.g. whitegoods, toasters, tvs, printers).

Send them an email at sharingshedmelbourne@gmail.com or complete their donation form.

Join a local Repair Café

Learn how to fix it your broken stuff! Genius! Find your nearest repair café.

Give away, swap, sell or buy online

Recycling as much as we can is great, but it comes at a cost. Recycling uses a huge amount of energy. The best way to reduce waste is to think twice before buying something new.

Retail Store Recycling

These stores in Brimbank accept electronic waste for free disposal:

  • Aldi: Batteries
  • Australia Post: Printer cartridges
  • Office Choice: Printer cartridges
  • Officeworks (up to 5 items): Computer equipment, mobile phones, printer cartridges, CDs
  • Optus: Mobile phones
  • Telstra: Mobile phones
  • Salvation Army: Mobile phones
  • Vodafone: Mobile phones

Other options for recycling your electronic waste

Mobile phones: Mobile Muster accepts old mobile phones, tablets, chargers and accessories - even smart watches - for recycling. There are various drop-off points across Victoria. They also offer free postage. Businesses can also use the Mobile Muster service by utilising free collection units and its pick-up service.

PhoneCycle is working with Zoos Victoria to help protect the environment and save gorillas in the wild. To find out more or book a free collection, go to Calling on you.

Printer cartridges: can be recycled at a range of retail stores under the Cartridges for Planet Ark recycling program. Visit Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You website or call 1800 242 473.

Bulk Quantities

A Tech collect free of charge any bulky quantity of laptops, desktop computers, tablets, printers, faxes and electronic items.

Drop Zone can provide an e-waste bin or battery bucket at your place of business. They will also collect all types of e-waste from large corporations, councils, schools, universities and small and medium enterprise.

TechCollect is fully funded by many computer and TV manufacturers and importers. They provide a free service to businesses for computers and IT equipment and all televisions.

Green Collect is a social enterprise that transforms office waste into value and provides a range of collection services to businesses.

Find other options to recycle computers and electronic equipment on Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You website or call 1300 733 712.

You can also search for other recycling options at Business Recycling.

 

Next review date: 
1 July 2019