E-waste recycling available nationally

The  National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme where Australians are able to recycle their unwanted e-waste for free is now available nationally.

Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, the Hon Amanda Rishworth and Federal Member for Bass, Geoff Lyons, launched the national availability of scheme services in Tasmania. The launch also coincided with the one year anniversary of the first services under the scheme.

Rishworth said the television and computer recycling scheme services are now available across the country for householders and small businesses to drop off their unwanted TVs and computer products to be recycled, free of charge.

“With services now operating in Launceston, Devonport and Hobart, and the recent rollout of scheme services in the Northern Territory, there are now free recycling drop-off points in every state and territory, and in every capital city,” she said.

Rishworth said a key feature of the scheme is that it provides a long-term solution to the disposal of e-waste, and it showcases the successful collaboration of the Australian Government with industry to deliver for the community.

Australia’s first recycling sites in Canberra began collecting waste in May last year. Since then the ACT has collected and recycled over 3,000 tonnes of waste televisions and computers.

The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme is industry funded and run, but regulated by the Australian Government under the landmark Product Stewardship Act 2011.

Further information regarding e-waste recycling drop-off points.


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