Is there a charge for using a Drop Zone?
No. Drop Zones are a free service for householders and small business.
A limit of 15 items per drop off applies.
What products are accepted?
- All televisions, such as CRTs, Plasma, LCD and Projection televisions
- Personal computers
- Laptops, notebooks, palmtops and tablets
- Computer monitors
- Parts for personal computers- for example internal hard drives, motherboards, cards, internal power supplies, CPUs, DVD and CD drives
- Computer peripherals- for example mice, keyboards, joysticks, game pads, scanners & web cameras
- Printers- for example ink-jet, dot matrix, laser printers and multi-functional devices
Products will be accepted regardless of their age or brand.
The Scheme does not accept other types of electronic waste such as DVD players and VCR players. Please contact your local council for advice on recycling and disposal of these products.
NB: printer cartridges can be disposed off free of charge via the “Cartridges for Planet Ark” program. Drop off locations can be found at: http://cartridges.planetark.org/involvement/
My TV is really heavy. Will there be someone at the Drop Zone to help me lift it?
At most locations there will be someone nearby that can assist with unloading your product from your vehicle.
Where is my nearest Drop Zone location?
Click here to view current Drop Zone location.
What if there isn’t a site near me?
If you cannot locate a Drop Zone near you, contact your local council to see what e-waste recycling options are available in your area.
Drop Zone will be rolling out to approximately 140 locations before 31 December 2013. These services will be a mix of permanent collection locations and weekend events.
Sites will be rolled out to meet the reasonable access requirements of the Federal Government’s Product Stewardship (Television and Computer) Regulations 2011.
How long will these services run for?
The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme is here to stay and Drop Zone locations under this Scheme will be offered on an on-going basis.
What is the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme?
The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme involves a combination of government regulation and industry action to help reduce the amount of television and computer waste going to landfill and to increase the recovery of resources. The Scheme aims to boost the recycling rate of these products from 17 per cent in 2010 to 80 per cent by 2021-22.
- More information about the Government Legislation and Regulations can be found at: www.environment.gov.au/ewaste
What happens to the TVs and computers that are taken to a Drop Zone?
Click here to learn more about what happens to your e-waste.
How do I know if all my private files have been erased?
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have saved and deleted any personal data and documents before taking your product to a Drop Zone.
Please note that under no circumstances will product be returned once disposed of at a Drop Zone.
What should I do with items that are still in good working order?
If your equipment is still in good working order you can endeavor to sell or donate it in order to extend its useful life. However please note most used items have little or no market value. Some options include Freecycle, Ziilch , Reuse Moose or Yoink, or sell it on eBay, Trading Post or Gumtree.
Whilst some charities and social enterprises may accept used electrical and electronic products you should always contact them beforehand to see if they are interested. The majority of used products are often no longer saleable and instead become a burden for not-for-profit organisations to manage.
Where can I get more information about the Scheme?
To find out more about DHL’s involvement in the Scheme please click here
To find out more about the Government Legislation, Regulations or development of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme click here