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Electronic Waste

What is electronic waste?

Electronic Waste (or e-waste) is any electronic equipment that is no longer useful as originally intended such as computers, mobile phones, televisions, fax machines etc.
E-waste should not be placed in your red lidded garbage bin as toxic substance can leach into the environment when processed or landfilled.

Why should we recycle unwanted e-waste?

Australians are among the highest users of technology, and e-waste is one of the fastest growing types of waste. Every time e-waste is disposed of to landfill, valuable recyclable materials (such as copper and silver) are lost forever and toxic substances (such as lead and mercury) can leach into the environment.

How to recycle e-waste

E-waste cannot be recycled via the yellow lid recycling bin system. You can recycle e-waste through the following correct channels. 

Details for the next Council e-waste drop-off day are:

Date: Sunday 15 Nov 2020

Time: 9am - 3pm

Location: City of Parramatta Rydalmere Operation Centre, 316 Victoria Road, Rydalmere (behind Bunnings and McDonalds)

Accepted items

  • Computers (incl drives), Monitors and Peripherals
  • Printers & Cartridges
  • Fax Machines
  • Scanners
  • TVs, VCRs & DVD Players
  • Projectors
  • Networking equipment
  • Mobile Phones
  • Tablets
  • Batteries
  • Cables
  • Electronic Games/Toys
  • Stereos
  • Cameras
  • MP3 Players
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Small Domestic Appliances

Mobile Community Recycling Centre

Parramatta and Cumberland City Councils have launched a Mobile Community Recycling Service, which provides residents with a free and easy way to recycle e-wastes, including:

  • televisions (up to 60 inches or 153cm)
  • computers and accessories
  • monitors
  • laptops
  • gaming consoles
  • DVD & VCR players
  • printers
  • stereo systems
  • mobile phones and accessories
  • small electronic goods with a cord, including microwaves, toasters, hairdryers etc.

Residents must book a pick-up via Problem Waste or call Council's Waste Hotline on 9806 5544.

Other ways to recycle your e-waste

Please check below to discover where you can recycle different kinds of e-waste around the LGA.

  Household batteries CDs Mobile Phones Computers and Peripherals Televisions
Parramatta / Northmead






Parramatta Library  1-3 Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta

Yes Yes Yes    
Council Administration Building  126 Church Street, Parramatta Yes Yes Yes    

ALDI  37-39 George Street Parramatta NSW 2150


Westfield Optus Shops, Virgin Mobile, Allphones, Vodafone, Samsung


Officeworks   2 Windsor Rd, Northmead

Auburn / Newington






Officeworks   298-300 Parramatta Rd, Auburn

    Yes Yes  

Suez Resource Recovery Centre   Old Hill Link, Sydney Olympic Park

      Yes Yes

Newington Library   Avenue of Asia & Avenue of Europe, Newington

Rydalmere / Ermington

ALDI   359-363 Victoria Road, Rydalmere NSW 2116


Ermington Library   River Road Ermington

Epping / Carlingford / Dundas

Epping Library   Chambers Court, Epping

Yes Yes Yes    
Carlingford Library   Lloyds Avenue, Carlingford Yes Yes Yes    
Dundas Library   21 Sturt Street, Dundas Valley Yes Yes  Yes    
North Ryde

Suez Resource Recovery Centre   145 Wicks Road, North Ryde NSW

      Yes Yes
Seven Hills / Constitution Hills

Suez Resource Recovery Centre   29 Powers Road, Seven Hills, New South Wales

      Yes Yes
Constitution Hills Library   20 Hollis Street, Constitution Hill Yes Yes Yes    

More information

Ask your retailer about take-back programs when purchasing new electronic products, or find your nearest e-waste recyclers for items not listed above on the Recycling Near You website or call 1300 733 712.

Bower Repair Cafe

Do you have broken electronic appliance that you would like to see fixed?

Bring in your items to the Bower at 10 Hunter Street, Parramatta on their Repair Café Days for a qualified electrician to examine and repair!

Visit The Bower website to find out details of the next Repair Café Day. 

Bower Repair Cafe workers