Electronic Recycling

 

Resource Recovery Facts - E-Waste(PDF, 1MB)

 

Computers, Printer Cartridges and other Electronic Waste

 

Free Electronic Recycling Service: Drop-Zone at SUEZ Seven Hills

A FREE recycling service (the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme) can be accessed by residents of The Hills Shire. Electronic waste including televisions, computers and computer related products (regardless of their age or brand), can be dropped off at an e-waste Drop Zone collection point located throughout the Sydney region.  A limit of 15 items per drop off applies.

Council is not a designated Drop-Zone.  Your nearest Drop Zone collection point is:

SUEZ Resource Recovery Centre - located at 29 Powers Road, Seven Hills.

For more information about this service, as well as opening hours and acceptable items, call 1300 651 116 or visit: http://www.sita.com.au/facilities/map-of-australia/seven-hills/

Products accepted for free drop off include: 
  
Televisions:

  • All televisions, such as CRTs, Plasma, LCD and Projection televisions 

  
Computers and computer products:

  • Personal computers
  • Laptops, notebooks, palmtops and tablets 
  • Computer monitors
  • Parts for personal computers - for example internal hard drives, motherboards, cards, internal power supplies, CPUs DVD and CD drives 
  • Computer peripherals – for example, mouse, keyboards, joysticks, game pads, scanners and web cameras
  • Computer modems 
  • Printers – for example ink-jet, dot matrix, laser printers and multi-functional devices

To see a range of other computer and electronic waste recycling options in areas surrounding visit www.recyclingnearyou.com.auwww.dropzone.org.au or http://techcollect.com.au/

 

National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme - A Guide for Householders

The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme involves a combination of government regulation and industry action to take responsibility for the collection and recycling of waste televisions, computers, printers and computer products.

For further information a fact sheet is available to view National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme - A Guide for Householders or contact ewaste@environment.gov.au or visit http://www.environment.gov.au/ewaste 

 


 

Recycling Printer Cartridges

 

recycle_cartridges_logo.jpgThe ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ (C4PA) program has helped ensure millions of printer cartridges, ink jets, toner bottles and other print consumables have been diverted from landfill.

Most of the cartridges from participating manufacturers - Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Lexmark and Kyocera are delivered to Close the Loop, a Melbourne-based Australian company which provides a zero-waste-to-landfill guarantee for their processes. The rest are returned to the manufacturers for their own processing.

You can recycle cartridges at all Officeworks and JB HiFi stores and at participating Australia Post, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, The Good Guys stores and many others. To find your nearest drop-off location, visit Cartridges.PlanetArk.org (direct - http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/cartridges/BaulkhamHillsNSW) or call the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ Hotline on 1800 24 24 73.



 

Mobile Muster

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The MobileMuster program is the official national recycling program of the mobile phone industry in Australia and is funded solely by Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) members.

Mobile phones contain small amounts of potentially hazardous substances like cadmium, lead, brominated fire retardants and if not handled appropriately at the end of their lives, can harm the environment.
 
So instead of hoarding your old disused phones, delete any information from them, remove the sim card and Round 'em up, hand 'em in to a collection point close to you

MobileMuster guarantees the phones are recycled to the highest environmental standards.
 
For further information visit http://www.mobilemuster.com.au/ or call 1800 249 113.

Resource Recovery Facts - Mobiles(PDF, 606KB)

 


 

Household Battery Recycling

Did you know that around 8,000 tonnes of batteries are sent to landfill every year?

Council supports a battery recycling program with the batteries collected and sorted into their respective technologies and recycled locally where possible. This program is available for households in The Hills Shire.

Resource Recovery Facts - Batteries(PDF, 472KB)

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Please help us keep single use and rechargable batteries out of landfill and take them to one of Council's collection points listed below.

Council Collection locations

The Hills Shire Council, Administration Building 

3 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills

Baulkham Hills Library

Railway Street, Baulkham Hills

Castle Hill Library

Cnr Castle and Pennant Streets, Castle Hill

Dural Library

Pellitt Lane, Dural

Vinegar Hill Memorial Library

29 Main Street, Rouse Hill

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

EPA

Alternatively, household batteries can be taken to Battery World Castle Hill, Unit 2/7-13 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill, NSW (Ph: +61 2 9894 2100).

 


 

Old Car Batteries

These can be recycled by taking them to their place of purchase (limits may be applied), or to scrap metal recyclers. Alternatively, motor and household batteries can be taken to Battery World Castle Hill, Unit 2/7-13 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill, NSW (Ph: +61 2 9894 2100). 

 


 

CD, DVD and VHS Recycling

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Council has a CD and DVD recycling program available for households in The Hills Shire.

The CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes collected are rendered unreadable and recycled into new products.

Please help us keep CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes out of landfill and take them to one of the collection point listed below.

Council Collection locations

The Hills Shire Council, Administration Building 

3 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills

Baulkham Hills Library

Railway Street, Baulkham Hills

Castle Hill Library

Cnr Castle and Pennant Streets, Castle Hill

Dural Library

Pellitt Lane, Dural

Vinegar Hill Memorial Library

29 Main Street, Rouse Hill

EPA

This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.