Free E-waste drop off service

An E-waste recycling program will be implemented in the City of Karratha this 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 materials that make up the unit can leak into the ground and impact on the 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