What is E-waste?

E-waste or electronic waste consists of items such as TVs, stereos, computers and computer monitors, fax machines, printers, mobile phones and some electrical appliances that have reached end‐of‐life through either being broken or obsolete.

E-waste is growing three times faster than general waste with around 554,000 tonnes of electronic and electrical waste generated in Australia every year.

Redlands Coast has free recycling facilities for e-waste at our mainland Recycling and Waste Centres.

An e-waste collection drive on North Stradbroke Island, Coochiemudlo Island, Russell Island and Macleay Island Recycling and Waste Centres is planned for February 2021.

The following e-waste items are accepted for free drop off for all residents (you should not put e-waste into any wheelie bin):

Televisions: Plasma, LED, CRT, LCD and rear projection televisions.

Computer equipment:  desktop computers and laptops, cables, circuit boards, compact and digital video disk drives, computer monitors, CPUs, floppy drives, hard-drives, joysticks and gamepads, keyboards, motherboards, mouses, multi-function devices (e.g. scanner/printer/fax), printers, scanners and web cams.

Kitchen and bathroom appliances (with circuit boards).

Please remember to remove all data from electronic devices before delivering to the Recycling and Waste Centres.

E-waste collected from Redland City Council's Recycling and Waste Centres goes to Brisbane where it is stripped and processed into the following commodity groups:

  • Plastic is shredded and sent out to various markets
  • Metal is stripped and sent to commodity markets
  • Leaded glass is treated and used in smelters or as deep road base, non-leaded glass is melted down and re-used
  • Circuit boards are sent to Korea or Japan.