Electronic waste disposal (e-waste)

Electronic waste (e-waste) requires thoughtful disposal so that valuable resources and components (such as copper wire, glass, plastics and metals) can be recovered. Many e-waste items can be recycled, with benefits including diverting waste from landfill, reclaiming valuable resources, and reducing water and energy usage.

E-waste is a diverse and growing type of waste that includes:

  • Computers, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice
  • Televisions, DVD/CD players and radios
  • Photocopiers and fax machines
  • Printer cartridges
  • Mobile phones and digital cameras
  • Batteries (also a form of household hazardous waste)
  • Whitegoods
  • Game consoles
  • Power tools

E-waste items can be recycled at the regular Recyclable Goods Drop-off days. Alternatively, you can take your e-waste items to a disposal site within the City of Swan without charge.

Disposal sites in the City of Swan
Item Red Hill Waste Management Facility Recycling Centre Bullsbrook The Green Room, Ellenbrook Recyclable Goods Drop Off Days City of Swan Libraries Disposal cost
Mobile phones Yes Yes  Yes Yes Yes Free
Printer cartridges Yes  Yes Yes No Yes Free
Computers and televisions
(no peripherals)
Yes  Yes No Yes No Free
Electrical waste
(all items electrical)
No  Yes No Yes No Free