What is E-Waste

The term ‘e-waste’ encompasses all old electrical appliances either in a state of disrepair or simply obsolete. This includes everything from fridges and microwaves to mobile phones and computers. The correct disposal of e-waste is of vital importance to being able to achieve a sustainable future.

Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing contributors to our waste stream. As more and more outdated electronic equipment ends up in landfill, the negative impacts of e-waste on the environment and humans will increase.

Council’s E-Waste Service Process

  • Deliver E-waste to the shipping container at the Lithgow Solid Waste Facility
  • Full shipping container taken to Sydney for deconstruction
  • All useful materials are reclaimed and waste to landfill reduced.
  • Also includes secure disabling of hard drives and sensitive information
  • Overall, Reverse E-waste achieves recycling rates closer to 95% due to the manual nature of our processing.
  • These items are packed into separate crates for shipping overseas for final disposition

Items that will be accepted as e-waste

  • Desktop PCs/Servers
  • Laptops
  • ipods and ipad etc
  • Monitors (all types)
  • Hard Drives
  • Keyboards
  • Computer mice
  • Computer power supplies
  • Network devices
  • Computer CD/DVD drives
  • Computer peripherals
  • Laptop batteries
  • Analogue and Digital Photographic Equipment
  • Medical equipment incl x-ray (no nuclear isotopes)
  • Photocopiers
  • Broadcast equipment
  • Hard Drives
  • All rechargeable batteries (excluding alkaline)
  • Avionic Equipment
  • Misc Electronic Equipment
  • Projectors
  • Mobile Phones
  • Circuit boards/cards
  • UPS
  • Computer multi-media speakers
  • Printed Circuit Boards
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Copiers and multifunction Devices
  • Cables, CDs & DVD Media
  • Televisions Plasma and LCD & CRT
  • Computer Accessories and Cables
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Desk top phones incl digital & analogue & PABX
  • Laptop batteries
  • Photocopiers
  • VCR/DVD/CD/Amplifiers
  • All cables
  • Data & Comms racks
  • Household electronics/electricals incl tools, vacuum cleaners, hairdryers, toasters, microwaves etc