E-waste

Did you know that almost all types of electronic and electrical equipment can be recycled!?

With our technological world ever expanding, it is a timely reminder that e-Waste contains a multitude of valuable materials that do not belong in landfill.

WHAT IS E-WASTE?

e-Waste (electronic waste) is unwanted or broken items with a plug, battery or power cord. 

Examples:

  •  Large appliances (fridges, washing machines, microwaves, air conditioners…)
  •  Small appliance (toasters, coffee machines, watches, hair dryers…)
  •  IT (computers, printers, televisions/screens, mobile phones, remote controls...)
  •  Lighting (spotlights, bulbs, lamps, LEDs…)
  • Electrical Tools (drills, saws, sewing machines, batteries…)
  • Leisure equipment (gaming consoles, amplifiers, instruments, radios…)
  • Medical equipment (automatic dispensers, thermostats, medical devises…)

WHERE CAN I RECYCLE MY E-WASTE?

e-Waste bins for small appliances (mobiles, batteries, keyboards, cords, ink cartridges and external hard-drive devices) have been placed at strategic Singleton Council facilities:

  • Administration Building
  • Waste Management Facility 
  • Library
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Youth Centre

All other e-Waste items can be taking to Singleton Waste Management Facility and recycled FREE of charge*! 

* Degassing fees apply for an appliance if a certificate of degassing by a licensed professional is not produced at the time of disposal. Refer to Council's Fees and Charges for further information. It is important to note that it is an offence to unlawfully discharge such gases under the 1989 Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act.