Electronic Recycling - E-Waste Drop Off Events

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About this Event

Drop off your old, unwanted electronic items for recycling. General household electronic items are accepted.

White goods are not accepted as part of this event (this event is only available to residents of The Hills Shire - proof of residence required).

The next FREE Electronic Waste Drop Off Event is to be announced.

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Accepted Household electrical items for collection include:

  • All televisions (CRT, Rear projection, plasma, LCD, LED and OLED)
  • Computers and accessories (laptops, desktops, monitors, iPad, mice, hard drives, disc drives, keyboards, joysticks, web cams, gamepads, and any other items which plug into computers
  • All printers, copiers, scanners and plotters
  • Mobile phones
  • Small household appliances (vacuum cleaners, microwaves, kettles, coffee machines, irons, toasters and mixers)
  • Other items (VCR/DVD/CD players/recorders, HI-Fi sets, radios, cameras, electrical tools, toys and power cords)


    The following items will not be accepted:

  • No items containing liquids (e.g. oil heaters, paints and solvents, chemicals)
  • No items containing light globes/fluorescent tubes
  • No large white goods (refrigerators, freezers, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers)
  • No smoke detectors
  • No general waste
  • No other recycling


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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

The Hills Shire Council,Administration Building

3 Columbia Court, Norwest

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.


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.


Computers, Printer Cartridges and other Electronic Waste

Free Electronic Recycling Service: Drop-Zone at REMONDIS 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:

REMONDIS 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 13 73 73 or visit the REMONDIS 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.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


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.