Help us create awareness about the need for responsible e-waste recycling in Australia and around the world on International E-Waste Day, every October.
Did you know?
- More than 50 million tonnes of e-waste is generated globally each year.
- Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world.
- 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 250 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:
- Take a look around your house/office for old, unused electronics.
- Wipe data, say goodbye, perform any farewell ceremonies.
- Find out what we take here.
- Find your nearest TechCollect site here.
- Drop off your unwanted e-waste for free.
About International E-Waste Day
International E-Waste Day was developed by the WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Forum, an international association of e-waste collection schemes comprised of 36 members from 29 countries, including Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP). International E-Waste Day aims to raise the public profile of responsible e-waste recycling and encourage consumers to get old electronics out of their drawers and into reputable drop-off locations.