E-waste, batteries and phones

Like other recyclables, e-waste, batteries and mobile phones contain valuable resources like gold and copper that can be reused. The recovered resources are then used as raw materials in the manufacture of new products like asphalt, building products, batteries and metal alloy.

These items can be hazardous if disposed of incorrectly in your general waste bin and can cause significant harm to the environment.

Council offers residents a number of free e-waste, battery and mobile phone recycling options.

Electronics

Electronic Recycling Australia provide convenient Unplug n’ Drop recycling hubs, making it free and easy for people to recycle all electronic and electrical goods that plug into a power point, uses a charger or are battery powered. Check the Electronic Recycling Australia website for locations and details

What's accepted

  • TV’s – all types
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Toasters
  • Phones
  • Printer and Toner cartridges
  • MP3 players
  • Microwave ovens
  • Hairdryers
  • Food processors
  • Drills
  • Watches
  • Kids toys
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Cabling
  • Gaming devices
  • Monitors
  • Computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, modems, network devices)
  • Fax machines
  • Cameras (digital and video)
  • Scanners
  • Stereo equipment
  • DVD and video players

 

 

Batteries

Our free battery recycling facility is located at the City of Tea Tree Gully Civic Centre foyer, 571 Montague Road, Modbury. It is available Monday to Friday between 8.45am and 5.00pm.

You can use this facility to recycle domestic single use or rechargeable batteries in the following sizes:

  • Cell-type batteries (AA, AAA, C and D)
  • Button batteries from calculators, watches and many toys
  • 9-volt batteries
  • Mobile phone batteries (which can also go into our Mobile Muster collection)
  • Small rechargeable batteries from cameras, cordless phones, shavers and some power tools

We do not accept industrial or commercial grade batteries, such as car and machinery batteries.

Household batteries can also be recycled at:

OfficeWorks - Drop Zone
Most Office Works stores now accept computer equipment, mobile phones, batteries and printer cartridges.

Car batteries

Car batteries can be recycled at selected auto part retailers, metal recyclers, scrap yards and can and bottle recycling depots. Visit the Which Bin website to find your local car battery recycler.

 

 

Mobile phones

Our free mobile phone recycling facility is located at the City of Tea Tree Gully Civic Centre foyer, 571 Montague Road, Modbury. It is available Monday to Friday between 8.45am and 5.00pm.

Mobile phones can also be recycled at Recycle at your local Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and Officeworks store.

Please ensure that all data has been removed from the mobile phone before recycling.

 

 

Printer and toner cartridges

Our free printer and toner cartridge recycling facility is located at the City of Tea Tree Gully Civic Centre foyer, 571 Montague Road, Modbury. It is available Monday to Friday between 8.45am and 5.00pm.

Printer and toner cartridges can also be recycled at:

OfficeWorks - Drop Zone
Most Office Works stores now accept computer equipment, mobile phones, batteries and printer cartridges.