Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt and TechCollect talk e-waste with primary students at St Michael’s Primary School in Blacktown in NSW on 7 Nov 2013

Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt and TechCollect talk e-waste with primary students at St Michael’s Primary School in Blacktown in NSW on 7 Nov 2013

TechCollect is a free national recycling service for computers, computer accessories and TVs (e-waste). TechCollect was established in response to the Federal Government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) and is the only not-for-profit industry backed e-waste recycling service approved under the NTCRS.

What is the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme?

On 22 June 2011, the Australian Federal Parliament passed the Product Stewardship Act, which legislated that both government and industry have a shared responsibility to reduce electronic waste, increase recycling and manage the environmental, health and safety impacts of the products that we use. From this legislation the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) was established, making it law for companies that manufacture or import computers or TVs to take responsibility for the safe and environmentally friendly recycling of end-of-life products. Click here to find out more about our Partners.

How does the TechCollect Program Work?

Under the NTCRS, computer and TV manufactures and importers (known as Liable Parties) are required to join and support a government approved service, such as TechCollect. Set up by the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP), TechCollect is funded and supported by many of Australia’s leading computer and TV manufacturers and importers, many of whom are already leaders in corporate social responsibility and global product stewardship. TechCollect partners with local councils and waste management organisations across Australia to provide its service to households and businesses. Households and businesses are able to drop off their end-of-life and unwanted computers, computer accessories and TVs at sites throughout Australia and because TechCollect is fully supported by industry, this is completely FREE! You can find your nearest TechCollect drop-off site here . You can find out what households and businesses can drop-off at a TechCollect drop-off site here. If you are a Liable Party under the NTCRS find out more about ANZRP here.

Safety & Environment

TechCollect is committed to responsible recycling and only partners with recyclers who: – meet stringent health, safety and environmental standards – and ensure at least 90% of the commodities recovered from the e-waste we collect and dismantle, are used as raw materials in the manufacture of new products. You can find out more about our safety and environment standards here.

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