Monday, 16 September 2013 11:40

Free Electronic Waste Disposal

Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in Australia, particularly with the changeover to digital television. Televisions and computers contain hazardous and valuable resources including lead, glass, copper and aluminium. Therefore, it is important that electronic waste is disposed of correctly.

In recognition of this, South Australia now has 14 free drop-off sites to dispose of unwanted televisions and computers in metropolitan and regional areas of the state. These free drop-off services are funded under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme and are here to stay.The closest centre for local residents is the Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre located at 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton. A list of the other drop-off locations is available at www.zerowaste.sa.gov.au

In addition to analogue, flat screen and LCD televisions, the drop-off sites will also accept all computer and computer products, including monitors, printers and computer peripherals such as mice, keyboards and scanners.
In the coming months, additional free drop-off sites will become available across the state and drop-off options will also be available at retail outlets including Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and Radio Rentals.

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