Electrical and Electronic Waste
The Albury Recycling Centre will accept any electrical or electronic item that you no longer use or is no longer working, free of charge. All items are collected, sorted and sent off for recycling so any precious materials can be reused and all those other nasty bits can be removed before they can do any harm to our environment.
So, what is Electrical and Electronic Waste and what I can bring to the Albury Recycling Centre?
Electronic Waste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord. We accept all electronic waste listed below:
- Refrigerators – 1st one is free
- Washing machines
- Electric fans
- Air conditioners
- Coffee machines
- Hair dryers
IT, telecommunications and TV equipment:
- Computers and computer peripherals
- Mobile phones
- Remote controls
Electrical and electronic tools:
- Sewing machines
- Lawn mowers
Toys, leisure and sports equipment:
- Electric trains and racing cars
- Hand-held video games
- Musical instruments
Why recycle your Electrical and Electronic Waste?
Electrical and Electronic Waste contains hazardous materials and chemicals that harm our environment. These substances can leach into the soil and groundwater, release into the air, cause fires in landfills and they do not break down easily meaning they stay in the environment for a long time.
So even in small amounts, these dangerous chemicals cause serious environmental contamination - so when those small amounts start to add up in our landfills, the situation quickly becomes much more serious.
The good news is that when recycled correctly, many of the materials that make up our electronics are valuable, such as gold, copper and platinum. If these materials are separated and extracted correctly, they can be reused in the manufacturing process again as a secondary raw material.
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 waste and recyclables is recommended.