October 13 – 2018

Help us create awareness about the need for responsible e-waste recycling in Australia and around the world this International E-Waste Day.

 Did you know?

  • 50 million tonnes of e-waste will be generated globally in 2018.
  •  Electronic waste is the largest growing waste stream in Australia.
  •  Aussies trash 22 million printers, keyboards, mice and peripherals a year.
  • Australians have recycled enough e-waste through the TechCollect program to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the steel alone!

 What can we do?

Everyone has a role to play in changing consumer habits and moving towards a circular economy.

Once your electronic device reaches its end-of-life, recycling is the next step in the product’s lifecycle. Reusing these valuable resources in the manufacture of new products closes the loop.

TechCollect provides a free, simple, environmentally-responsible solution. There are over 100 TechCollect drop-off sites around Australia where you can take your old/unused electronics and ensure they are responsibly recycled.

 Be part of the solution:

  1. Take a look around your house/office for old, unused electronics.
  2. Wipe data, say goodbye, perform any farewell ceremonies.
  3. Find out what we take here.
  4. Find your nearest TechCollect site here.
  5. Drop off your unwanted e-waste for free.

Spread the word about the importance of e-waste recycling this International E-Waste Recycling Day – October 13.

About International E-Waste Recycling Day

International E-Waste Day has been developed by the WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Forum, an international association of e-waste collection schemes comprised of 26 members, including Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP). 40 organisations in 20 different countries are involved in the Forum worldwide. International E-Waste Day will aim to raise the public profile of responsible e-waste recycling and encourage consumers to recycle their e-waste with the resulting increase in recycling rates on the day itself and into the future.