Electronic waste (e-waste) includes batteries, computers, mobiles, TVs and light globes. New laws mean e-waste is banned from landfill, which means more of the resources inside e-waste items will be recovered for better uses. Recovering e-waste is safer for people and better for the planet. 

When it comes to e-waste, GREAT Sorts always do better than the bin. Electronics are banned from kerbside waste, recycling and organics bins. Western Australians are sorting their e-waste at home before taking them to special drop-offs in their local community.

Unwanted e-waste that still works but is no longer needed is better gifted or sold. Many people even look at repairing their items before replacing.  

What items can I sort and drop-off? 

  1. Batteries. 
    Easy to remove, loose batteries can be taken to many supermarkets and some retail stores in local shopping centres. It’s easy to drop when you shop. 
  2. Computers, laptops, tablets, printers and accessories. 
    Many people plan to drop-off computers, tablets, printers and accessories when they’re out and about Many electronics and office supply stores accept old computers and accessories. If you have larger items to drop off, it helps to check ahead with the store first.  
  3. Mobile phones. 
    Mobiles can be taken to mobile phone stores in your local shopping centre, and any Woolworths store in WA while you’re running errands.  
  4. TVs. 
    TVs may be good enough to gift or can be returned to participating home retail stores. TVs can also be dropped-off through your local council. Some councils offer on-demand verge pick up, or anytime drop-off at the recycling centre. Make sure to check out the options available in your local area.  
  5. Light globes
    GREAT Sorts take old light-globes (including fluorescent tubes and lamps) on their next trip to a participating home or hardware store. Many local libraries also have drop-off stations that accept fluorescent tubes and LED globes.  
  6. ‘Gift’ your old e-waste. If you have an old TV, or laptop, or mobile phone in good working order, a friend or family member, or the Buy Nothing Facebook page in your local community could help find a new home for your old item.
  7. Many broken electronics can be repaired, giving a new lease of life and saving the cost of buying new. 

Take your waste to the right place.

Find your local drop-off points.