City of Karratha

Free E-waste drop off service

28 Sep 2017

An E-waste recycling program will be implemented in the City of Karratha next month as part of an agreement between TechCollect and Council.

From September 5, residential E-waste will be accepted at the 7 Mile Waste Facility and Wickham Waste Transfer Station TechCollect collection points through a free, industry-backed, national recycling service.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said TechCollect provided a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of e-waste products, ensuring parts were recycled properly.

“This agreement with TechCollect is a great way to build on the work we have already undertaken with the provision of our kerbside recycling service and mulching initiative,” Cr Long said.

“If E-waste goes into landfill, over time, the toxic substances and materials that make up the unit can leak out into the soil and impact on the local environment. TechCollect ensure that 90% of the E-waste they collect and breakdown are used as raw materials in the manufacture of new products,” he said.

This free E-waste drop off service is for residents only. A fee for commercial and industrial disposal will apply.

Items that can be dropped off for recycling at TechCollect collection locations:

  • Personal computers and laptops and all cables
  • Tablets, notebooks and palmtops
  • Computer monitors and parts (e.g. internal hard drives and CD drives)
  • Computer peripheral and accessories (e.g. mice, keyboards, web cameras, USBs and modems)
  • Printers, faxes, scanners and multi-functional devices
  • All televisions