FREE E-Waste Drop Off Events
The next FREE Electronic Waste Drop Off Event is scheduled for Saturday 15 February, 2020.
If you would like to receive a reminder about this event, please join our mailing list here. (this event is only available to residents of The Hills Shire - proof of residence required).
Household electrical items for collection include:
CD, DVD and VHS Recycling
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.
Please note: Large household quantities are requested to be dropped to The Hills Shire Council Administration Building at 3 Columbia Court, Norwest.
Council Collection locations
This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.
Recycling Near You
The Planet Ark ‘ Recycling Near You’ website provides numerous recycling opportunities for common household items. To view the directory, see https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/. Please note: fees may apply for some of the services.
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 the SUEZ website.
Products accepted for free drop off include:
- 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.au, www.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.environment.gov.au/ewaste
Recycling Printer Cartridges
The ‘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.
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)