E- Waste Collection – 18 March

Do you have old, broken or unwanted TVs and computers that need to be thrown out?

Maroondah residents and small business owners can bring unwanted televisions and computer related equipment along on Saturday 18 March from 8.30am to 3.30pm to the Depot, 24-28 Lincoln Road, Croydon.

Please note: this collection is for Maroondah households and small businesses only.

Accepted items

  • computer equipment including desktop or laptop computers
  • notebooks
  • PDAs
  • tablets
  • monitors
  • mice
  • keyboards
  • cables hard drives
  • printers
  • scanners
  • televisions.

Not accepted

  • whitegoods
  • vacuum cleaners
  • microwaves
  • household appliances
  • video and DVD players
  • hi-fi and stereo equipment
  • cameras
  • computer game consoles.

What happens to the waste collected?

The waste is transported to ToxFree recovery facility which utilises a fully automated recovery system and a manual recovery process to dismantle and separate the various materials found in the waste.

Old style televisions, known as Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs), large televisions and large printers are required to be manually dismantled. These items are shredded and sent along a conveyor belt where the plastics, metals and mother boards are pulled out by hand sorters. The led containing glass is then separated from the regular glass.

Flat screen displays can be put through an automated system called a BLUBOX. The BLUBOX is a fully contained system which removes the risks associated with mercury being released during the dismantling of screens and is the first automated e-waste recycling system in Australia. The BLUBOX crushes and shreds the display and the flakes are then sorted and screened based on their size and composition. This process results in the non-ferrous metals, precious metals, plastics and glass all getting recovered. The power cords and cables are also collected for recycling.

Further information

For further information on the collection or how to dispose of other household waste contact Council’s Waste team on 1300 88 22 33