E-Waste

At the Albury Recycling Centre, you, your neighbours and local businesses can dispose of e-waste for free.

Electronic waste (e-waste) can contain toxic materials that are hazardous, difficult to dispose of and environmentally damaging. The average person will dispose of 3.3 tonnes of electronic waste in their life-time.

E-waste is made from a huge range of component materials that are useless for further manufacturers until the product is dismantled and component materials are separated - often a very difficult and costly process.

Many of the materials that make up e-waste are valuable, such as gold, copper and platinum. If these materials are extracted they can be reused in the manufacturing process again as a secondary raw material.

Products that are accepted include:

  • Televisions
  • Computers including:
    • Laptops/notebooks
    • PDAs/tablets
    • All other computers
  • Monitors and projectors including:
    • CRT monitors and projectors
    • LCD/Flat panel monitors
  • Printers and Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs)
  • Computer Peripherals including:
    • Power supplies, adapters and UPS
    • Cables
    • Parts and accessories

Products that are NOT accepted are:

  • DVD players, VCRs, set top boxes
  • Products contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with chemicals, biological agents, or other substances not part of the original equipment
  • Hazardous waste, including CRTs that have been removed from their cases or CRT’s that are cracked and broken
  • White goods (e.g. refrigerators, washing machines, etc.)
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Microwaves
  • Other kitchen and household appliances
  • Packaging and other materials

Items not accepted under this program will be considered as part of other on site recycling programs (such as steel recycling) and further initiatives are underway to manage the electrical waste that is not suitable as part of this program.

Applicable Fees & Charges

AlburyCity residents, businesses or commercial enterprises are not charged a fee at the Albury Recycling Centre for disposing of e-waste.

It is a condition of free acceptance that recyclable materials be separated and placed in the supplied recycling areas. Sorting your load to separate general rubbish and recyclables is recommended.