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Giving Electrical Goods is a great way of helping out the community. Whether it is your personal computer or from your workplace, or an unused television, your donation can assist an individual or community organisation get ac cess to a key tool for learning and communication while also helping to reduce waste.

The following organisations accept donations of computers and other electricals either for recycling or refurbishing and distribution.

Please note that many electrical goods are just too old to be useful and different recycling organisations have different rules about what they can and can't accept. It's important to get in touch with each organisation to check their requirements before you make your donation - otherwise they may end up having to dispose of the goods at considerable expense.

 

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NATIONAL:

Computers:

Cartridges 4 Planet Ark

Cartridges 4 Planet Ark is an innovative recycling program that provides Australians with a free, easy and environmentally-accredited way to recycle their used printer cartridges. This program collects and returns cartridges for remanufacturing and recycling - therefore keeping them out of landfill.

Eligibility: If your workplace, business, community group, university or school uses more than three inkjet toner cartridges or toner bottles from Planet Ark's supporting brands in a month, you may be eligible for a free 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection box. If not, you can use the drop off boxes - find your closest drop-off box at http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/cartridges

Phone: 1800 242 473
Website: http://cartridges.planetark.org/
Location: Australia Post, Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Tandy, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys.

 

Work Ventures

There are 2.4 million Australian households that have no PC or internet access. Help these disadvantaged Australians get online and share in the benefits of modern technology by donating your organisation's superseded PCs. Work Ventures will refurbish these computers and laptops and resell them at low cost to low income households.
Phone: 1800 112 205 (extension 2)
Email: connect.support@workventures.com.au
Website: http://www.workventures.com.au/connectit/pc-disposal-service

 


 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Other Electrical Goods:

Mitchell Resource Management Centre and Mugga Lane Landfill and Resource Management Centre

Both centres provide recycling services for computers. Televisions are sent to Melbourne for recycling at a facility run by Sims Metal. At that facility plastics and other easily recycled materials are extracted, while monitor glass and circuit boards are sent to established recycling facilities overseas.

Eligibility: Public, business

Location: Flemington Rd, Mitchell ACT and Mugga Lane, Symonston ACT
Phone: 13 22 81 / (02) 6232 7111
Email: no.waste@act.gov.au
Website: http://www.tccs.act.gov.au/

 

Renewable Processes Pty Ltd

Recycles all types of E Waste including computers and televisions. Recycles minimum of 95% of components. Charges apply/ Please contact for details.

Phone: (02) 6254 2379
Website: www.renewableprocesses.com.au

Veolia

Veolia Environmental Services E-waste collection and recycling services takes time to assess individual client needs, helping to provide the most suitable and efficient solution for the collection, removal and processing or recycling of electronic waste. Please note, pick up may cost.

Donation requirements:Veolia accepts monitors, desktop PCs, printers, laptops, scanners, servers, faxes, mobile phones, PABX systems, stereo components and video/DVD players.

Phone: (03) 6244 0000
Website: http://www.veoliaes.com.au/commercial-services/waste-collection-and-recycling/electronic-waste-recycling

 


 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Computers:

Computer Bank Hunter

Computer Bank Hunter reuses donated computer equipment and through the Community Helping Association, makes such computers available to community organisations or deserving people. Donated equipment which is of no use is disposed of in a responsible way. Computer Bank Hunter does not sell computer equipment, other than as e-waste. NB - We are not able to recycle any computer equipment.

Donation requirements: Computer Bank Hunter will accept donations of computers which are of a minimum specification, P4 at 1.6ghz. They will also accept valid software licenses for operating systems, utilities and applications. The following items are not accepted unless a disposal fee is agreed and paid by the donor:
  • Below specification computers
  • CRT Monitors
  • Peripherals such as printers and scanners
  • Any other equipment which will involve a cost for disposal
Eligibility: Computer Bank Hunter will supply refurbished computers to community groups and deserving people at their discretion.

Phone: (02) 4951 3597
Address: Rear. 25 Tyrrell St. Wallsend, NSW 2287 (Deliveries Monday 9:00am to 2.30pm only)
Website: http://www.computerbank.com.au

 

Computer Bank New England

Computer Bank New England is a fully incorporated volunteer based not for profit, organisation with its aim to assist students, unemployed people, pensioners, community groups and schools and disadvantaged groups and individuals with access to computers at low or even no cost.

Eligibility: Requests for assistance can be made at any time. Prospective recipients are required to complete and lodge and application form. Applications are assessed by a reference panel and when approved, contact is made to discuss client needs in more details assess abilities and establish appropriate supply arrangements.

Address: 19 Hill St, Uralla NSW, 2358 (services Armidale, Urualla and associated areas.)
Phone: (02) 6778 4918
Email: cbne.uralla@gmail.com
Website: http://www.cbne.org.au

 

Computers for Young and Old

We use your redundant e-waste so we can offer free computers etc to students, elderly, disabled and disadvantaged from all walks of life and we are doing our best to help keep our landfill free of e-waste. For a free IT and E-Waste pick up, call Computers For Young and Old and allow others to benefit from your kindness.

Address: Unit 3/9-11 Abel Street, Jamisontown NSW 2750
Phone: (02) 9623 6473
Email: computersforyoungandold@hotmail.com
Website: http://computersforyoungandold.vpweb.com.au/default.html

 

SORT Recycling

SORT Recycling is a not-for-profit social enterprise that has two aims - to enhance recycling and create new jobs for the community.
Yes, we want your stuff – especially if it is (or once was) a computer, printer, DVD player or similar item.
We set ourselves a challenge - to collect, sort, repair and refurbish over 1000 computers for the children and young people across Australia who continue to miss out on the wonders of the web and the opportunities of the digital economy.
Now we'll set you one - if you donate your old computer, we'll refurbish it and pass it on to one of these kids!

Address: 13 Chestnut Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Phone: 1300 790 317
Website: http://sort-recycling.myshopify.com

Other Electrical Goods:

The Bower

At our discretion, we accept donations at our retail store, arrange collections from donating premises and 'mine' the local council household clean-ups. We take most household goods in good, reusable condition. Electrical appliances (when we have room and only in going order) and some whitegoods. Call for a current list of those items we may not, at the time, be able to collect. We do however have a list of other options that might be useful. Refer to our website for collection areas and times.

Address: Building 34, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville, NSW, 2204
Phone: 02 9568 6280
Email:reuse@bower.org.au
Website: http://www.bower.org.au/

 

Veolia

Veolia Environmental Services E-waste collection and recycling services takes time to assess individual client needs, helping to provide the most suitable and efficient solution for the collection, removal and processing or recycling of electronic waste. Please note, pick up may cost.

Donation requirements:Veolia accepts monitors, desktop PCs, printers, laptops, scanners, servers, faxes, mobile phones, PABX systems, stereo components and video/DVD players.

Phone: 132 955
Website: http://www.veoliaes.com.au/commercial-services/waste-collection-and-recycling/electronic-waste-recycling
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QUEENSLAND

Computers:

Computers for Learning

Rotary Club of Nundah Computers 4 Learning is a non profit organisation. The project refurbishes ex Government, Corporate and private PCs for distribution to disadvantaged students of any age. C4K has been a Microsoft Approved Refurbisher since 2004.

We are only too happy to accept all superseded PCs and flat screen monitors and laptops, providing they meet our minimum specification (Dual Core or better) and are in good working order. The basic requirement is that the donated PC be capable of running Windows 7 or better and preferably be complete with moue and keyboard and cables. And we are always on the lookout for laptop bags.

Address: PO Box 23, Nundah QLD 4012
Phone: (07) 3620 9640
Website: http://www.computers4learning.net.au

 

SORT Recycling Boonah

SORT Recycling Boonah is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to enhance recycling, reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and, along the way, create jobs.

We are seeking donations of surplus computers and related equipment, such as printers, gaming consoles, DVD and VHS players, laptops, cables, keyboards, monitors, remote controls, mice etc.

We set ourselves a challenge - to collect, sort, repair and refurbish computers for young people, seniors and community groups who continue to miss out on the wonders of the web and the opportunities of the digital economy.

We invite you to contribute to the success of our venture.

Address: 9 Church Street Boonah QLD 4310
Phone: 1300 790 317
Website: http://sort-recycling.myshopify.com

 

Other Electrical Goods:

GIVIT

GIVIT will find a worthy recipient for your good quality items including clothing and furniture and match it with a recipient in need.

Before you donate, please check to see if your items are requested on the GIVIT list http://www.givit.org.au/the-givit-list.aspx

What happens with your donation: Through your generous donations of quality items, GIVIT has enabled hundreds of charities to directly support over 65,000 people.

Address: 5 Edmund Street, Newstead QLD, 4006
Email: info@givit.org.au
Website: http://www.givit.org.au

Veolia

Veolia Environmental Services E-waste collection and recycling services takes time to assess individual client needs, helping to provide the most suitable and efficient solution for the collection, removal and processing or recycling of electronic waste. Please note, pick up may cost.

Donation requirements:Veolia accepts monitors, desktop PCs, printers, laptops, scanners, servers, faxes, mobile phones, PABX systems, stereo components and video/DVD players.

Phone: (07) 3275 0111
Website: http://www.veoliaes.com.au/commercial-services/waste-collection-and-recycling/electronic-waste-recycling
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Computers:

ITShare South Australia Inc

ITShare refurbishes discarded or donated computer parts and peripherals. Their team of volunteers accept donations of computers from businesses, institutions and individuals. Technology is donated to people and organisations that may not otherwise have access to technology, both within Australia, and to overseas communities in need.

Donation requirements:An Pentium 4 (equivalent) with 1GB of RAM is the minimum specification for a computer that is usable for their recipients, although an Intel dual core (equivalent) with 2GB of RAM is becoming the minimum. Currently, ITShare's most wanted type of hardware is laptops.

Address:Bridgewater Hall (Downstairs), Mill Road, Bridgewater, South Australia 5155
Phone: (08) 8339 3116
Email: itshare@itshare.org.au
Website: www.itshare.org.au

 

ACS PC-Recyclers

ACS PC-Recyclers extends the life of older computers making them available to people who otherwise would not be engaged with any form of computing.

Donation requirements:The scheme will take selected working machines of Core Duo or above (desktops) and Pentium IV (laptops).

Address: 54 King William St, Kent Town, SA 5067
Phone: 08 7127 1581
Email:kreslsj@gmail.com
Website:https://www.acs.org.au/communities/sigs/pc-recycling-group

Other Electrical Goods:

LifeLine

The following Country to Coast Lifeline stores are able to receive white goods and their contact details are as follows;

Warehouse - Unit 4/79 Esmond Road , Port Pirie 9.00am - 3.00pm, Mon - Fri.
Contact: Helen Dietman 08 8633 1790

Unit 1, 70 Esmond Road, Port Pirie. 9.30am - 4.00pm, Mon - Fri.
Contact: Pam Sock/ Jannise Hunt 08 8633 2399

Shop 1-2, 25 George Avenue, Whyalla 10.00am - 4.00pm, Mon - Fri.
Contact: Sue Neill 08 8644 2414

 

Veolia

Veolia Environmental Services E-waste collection and recycling services takes time to assess individual client needs, helping to provide the most suitable and efficient solution for the collection, removal and processing or recycling of electronic waste. Please note, pick up may cost.

Donation requirements:Veolia accepts monitors, desktop PCs, printers, laptops, scanners, servers, faxes, mobile phones, PABX systems, stereo components and video/DVD players.

Phone: (08) 8260 2122
Website: http://www.veoliaes.com.au/commercial-services/waste-collection-and-recycling/electronic-waste-recycling
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TASMANIA

Computers:

Veolia

Veolia Environmental Services E-waste collection and recycling services takes time to assess individual client needs, helping to provide the most suitable and efficient solution for the collection, removal and processing or recycling of electronic waste. Please note, pick up may cost.

Donation requirements:Veolia accepts monitors, desktop PCs, printers, laptops, scanners, servers, faxes, mobile phones, PABX systems, stereo components and video/DVD players.

Phone: (03) 6244 0000
Website:http://www.veoliaes.com.au/commercial-services/waste-collection-and-recycling/electronic-waste-recycling

 


 

VICTORIA

Computers

1800RECYCLE

1800RECYCLE is a Melbourne based, convenient mobile service collecting and recycling computers, eWaste and IT junk with frequent collections in the CBD and inner Melbourne. We accept computers of any age, condition and frequently work with not for profits creating cost offsetting or cost neutral outcomes for eWaste collections. Donations are most welcome and are used to complete and refurbish other non working computers for communities that need cost effective, fully tested and tagged computer equipment.

Address: Factory 1, 150 Northern Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC, 3081.
Phone: 1800RECYCLE (1800 732 925)
Email: info@1800recycle.com.au
Website: www.1800recycle.com.au

 

Enable IT Recycling

RECYCLE.INSPIRE.CHANGE

Our IT equipment recycling services deliver both Environmental and Social Impact.

We accept both working and non-working order Computer equipment across Melbourne Metro.

Working order equipment is re-deployed overseas to support world-wide access to technology through our registered and accredited recycling partners.

Non-working order equipment is channelled through our social enterprise to directly support work skills activities for local disadvantaged jobseekers. Our programs exist to improve job prospects for participants in the open labour market whilst saving computer waste from landfill.

Donation requirements:
IT Equipment Recycling

WE ACCEPT;
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • LCD Monitors
  • Printers
  • Keyboards & Mice
  • Servers
  • Phones
Asset reporting and E-Waste Certificate available to assist your organisation to capture and promote how your organisation is contributing to Australia's Social and Environmental impact.

Data Destruction Services (from June 2016)

You are safe in our hands. We use data destruction software that is compliant with US Government standards and comes with a data destruction certificate.

Type of Data Wipes:
  • Single Pass Wipe; Suitable for the general user, Hard drives receive a standard Single Pass Wipe.
  • 3 Pass Wipe; Suitable for standard businesses, the 3 Pass Wipe is recommended for those wanting to erase confidential information.
  • 7 Pass Wipe: Suitable for government and private businesses that handle sensitive information, the 7 Pass Wipe is recommended for those wanting to erase highly confidential information.
  • Physical Destruction; The ultimate in hard drive destruction. Your hard drive will be shredded.
Eligibility:
Contact us for a quote today.

Address: 14 Williamson Road, Maribyrnong, Victoria, 3032
Phone: 03 9486 5563
Email: julie.mckay@enableaustralia.org.au
Website: www.enableaustralia.org.au

 

Werx Foundation - B2C Recyclers Program

The B2C Recyclers Project accepts all forms of IT equipment and IT peripherals regardless of age, specification or working condition and work to prevent these items from entering landfill. B2C Recyclers re-use as much of the materials donated as possible, integrating PC components into refurbished computers. Any donated equipment that cannot be re-used is dismantled into its constituent parts and sent for processing by one of B2C Recyclers' responsible waste partners.

Address: 1/31 Dalgety St, Oakleigh, Vic 3166
Phone: (03) 9005 0101
Email: info@b2crecyclers.com.au
Website: www.b2crecyclers.com.au

 

ComputerBank Australia

Computerbank recycles donated computers and distributes them to disadvantaged individuals and community groups. Donated computers are tested, hard drives wiped, virus free open source is installed on the computers and obsolete parts are recycled. The recycled working computers come complete with a keyboard, monitor/screen and mouse and a training booklet, and are distributed to people who cannot otherwise afford the costs associated with computing.

Donation requirements:
  • Desktops: Working, complete Core 2 Duo, Dual Core or Celeron/AMD equivalents.
  • Laptops: Working dual core or better. Core 2 Duo preferred
  • Apple Macs: G5 or better with original software.
  • LCD monitors: Working 17" or larger accepted only with a computer.
  • Memory - all types
  • Optical drives - all types
  • Mice - Working optical USB mice urgently needed
  • Cords and cables - We are happy to take your excess cables
Address: 483 Victoria St, West Melbourne, VIC 3003
Phone: (03) 9600 9161
Email: info@computerbank.com.au
Website www.computerbank.org.au

 

Equipment Recycling Network

ERNInc is a project based in Maroondah and recycles equipment, including computers, and distributes them to people with disabilities, particularly children, at a nominal cost.

Donation requirements: ERNInc is grateful for, and rely on donations of computers and related equipment in working order or not. HOWEVER, at present, they cannot accept any CRT monitors.

Eligibility: To qualify for a computer the applicant must provide a letter from a doctor, physiotherapist etc. stating the nature of the disability and the benefits which would be attained from access to computing equipment.

Address: 17 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood, VIC 3134
Phone: (03) 9879 5211
Email: erni@erni.asn.au
Website: www.erni.asn.au

 

Green Collect

E-waste is the fastest growing source of waste, growing three times faster than regular waste. There are an estimated 9.2 million computers in use around Australia. It is expected that over this year a further 2.1 million computers will enter the market, while 3 million which reach the end of their life. Presently only 3% of e-waste is recycled.

Landfilling e-waste is hazardous to the environment and human health because substances such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel can leach out into the ground and water. These substances have been associated with diseases such as cancer and neurological disorders.

Our local e-waste isn't just accumulating in our landfills, but is often shipped overseas to countries such as China, Nigeria and Indonesia, where it threatens the health of these communities. See more at http://www.ban.org.

Donation requirements: Green Collect accepts televisions, computers, monitors, laptops, printers, computer peripherals, mobiles phones, telephones, DVDs/VCRs/Stereos, inkjet, lazier and toner cartridges, fax machines, copiers, CDs and videos. Collections charged at $2 per kilogram, minimum pick up of 25kgs.

Address: 174 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9663 8843
Email: info@greencollect.org
Website: http://www.greencollect.org

 

Beyond Disability (formerly Rural Peninsula disability Support)

Beyond Disability is a public benevolent institution in Australia. With the support of local volunteers, they are using recycled Pentium computers and internet capable usb2 laptops, 15 inch and 17 inch LCD screens to assist low income household and mobility disabled aged 6 to 89 years to get online with dignity in their own homes using recycled computers and our subsidised internet service.

Beyond Disability wish to help participants to have an affordable means with which they can be better informed about services and just to have some fun.

"Internet empowerment" will be a bridge for participants to gain a better perspective of the community. The Beyond Disability program facilitates community participation and incorporates our programs "Elderly Citizens Online" and "Wheelie Kids IT".

Address: "Girrahween House" PO Box 1451, Pearcedale, VIC 3912
Phone: 0417 786 087
Email: secretary@bdi.org.au
Website: http://www.bdi.org.au

 

Green PC Australia

GreenPC is a non-profit social enterprise that is part of Infoxchange Australia's vision to help bridge the digital divide and ensure all people have equal access to information technology.  GreenPC sells refurbished computers donated by corporate and government organisations. Each computer is thoroughly cleaned, tested and updated before being offered for sale to community groups, low income individuals and the general public. GreenPC computers are internet ready and come with software installed. GreenPC works in partnership with WorkVentures.

Donation requirements: Unfortunately, there is no need within the community for systems falling below the Pentium IV 2.8GHz standard, and as such, Green PC cannot use this equipment for redistribution to those in need.

Eligibility: The only qualification for an individual, family or community group to have access to a Green PC computer is that they be holders of current Health Care Card, Non for profit organisation or are able to verify their low income status in some other way.

Address: 33 Elizabeth St, Richmond, VIC 3121
Phone: (03) 9418 7400
Website: http://www.greenpc.com.au

 

Other Electrical Goods:

Brotherhood of St Laurence

The Brotherhood of St Laurance is always grateful to receive unwanted items in good condition to sell in our stores in Victoria or to give to families in need. They are able to accept most whitegoods and small electrical appliances however they are unable to accept electric organs. The Brotherhood of St Laurance stores are happy to receive direct donations during trading hours. So after clearing out your cupboards and wardrobe, why not take your unwanted items to your local Brotherhood op shop? Find your local store here.

The Brotherhood can collect white goods in Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula. Please phone 1300 DONATE (1300 366 283) to arrange an inspection and home pick-up.

Phone: 1300 DONATE (1300 366 283)
Email:customerservice@bsl.org.au
Website:https://www.bsl.org.au

 

Eastern Emergency Relief Network

The core objective of Eastern Emergency Relief Network (EERN) is to make available household goods and appliances for those in need. The people assisted are those who have been identified by member agencies to have an urgent need that may have arisen as a result of experiencing trauma or loss.

Donation requirements: All goods collected must be in good conditions. This includes:
  • Whitegoods
  • Electrical appliances - microwaves, TVs, toasters, kettles, lamps, heaters, fans etc.
  • All electrical appliances have to be tested and tagged in accordance with Australian standards. Those with cords that are frayed, torn or damaged are not acceptable as EERN will have to dispose of them.
Please note, computers, typewriters, photocopiers, printers and scanners are NOT accepted.

Address: Factory 1/10-12 Thornton Crescent, Mitcham VIC 3132
Phone: (03) 9874 8433
Email: info@easternemergency.org.au
Website: http://www.easternemergency.org.au

 

Veolia

Veolia Environmental Services E-waste collection and recycling services takes time to assess individual client needs, helping to provide the most suitable and efficient solution for the collection, removal and processing or recycling of electronic waste. Please note, pick up may cost.

Donation requirements:Veolia accepts monitors, desktop PCs, printers, laptops, scanners, servers, faxes, mobile phones, PABX systems, stereo components and video/DVD players.

Phone: 132 955
Website: http://www.veoliaes.com.au/commercial-services/waste-collection-and-recycling/electronic-waste-recycling

 


 

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Computers:

Secure Computer Recycling & Disposal

Secure Computer Recycling and Disposal provides worry free secure IT asset recycling services, whilst creating a work opportunity a work for the community. Just give them a call and they will be happy to work with you in arranging an appropriate time to remove excess equipment including computer boxes, printers, monitors, laptops, scanners, faxes, photocopiers, televisions, white goods and power tools.

Address: 8 Blackly Row, Cockburn Central, WA, 6164
Phone: 1300 368 533
Website: http://www.computer-recycling.com.au/

Other Electrical Goods:

Total Green Recycling

Total Green Recycling assists companies in managing their obsolete and damaged electronic equipment by offering a complete end to end environmentally friendly service which is compliant with the strictest Australian regulations.

Address: 40 Felspar Street, Welshpool, WA 6106
Phone: (08) 9258 6009
Email: info@totalgreenrecycling.com.au
Website: http://www.totalgreenrecycling.com.au/

 

Veolia

Veolia Environmental Services E-waste collection and recycling services takes time to assess individual client needs, helping to provide the most suitable and efficient solution for the collection, removal and processing or recycling of electronic waste. Please note, pick up may cost.

Donation requirements:Veolia accepts monitors, desktop PCs, printers, laptops, scanners, servers, faxes, mobile phones, PABX systems, stereo components and video/DVD players.

Phone: (08) 9418 9300
Website:http://www.veoliaes.com.au/commercial-services/waste-collection-and-recycling/electronic-waste-recycling
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