Newcastle residents can drop off electronic waste (e-waste), free of charge, at Summerhill Waste Management Centre. Proof of address is required, and there is a limit of 10 items per visit.

For additional quantities, commercial customers and for non-residents, Fees and Charges apply.

Accepted items include:

  • Cables
  • Cameras
  • CD drives
  • CD players
  • Computers - desktop PCs, notebooks, laptops and tablets
  • Computer monitors: CRT and flat screen (LED, LCD or Plasma)
  • Computer peripherals (keyboards, mice, joysticks, webcam)
  • Computer towers
  • DVD players
  • Electrical and electronic tools - sewing machines, drills, saws, welding tools, electric mowers and tools for other gardening activities.
  • Electronic games/toys
  • Fans
  • Fax machines
  • Floppy discs
  • Gaming consoles
  • Hard drives
  • Heaters
  • iPads, iPods, tablets
  • Microwaves
  • Mobile phones, chargers and accessories (no batteries)
  • Multi-function devices
  • Networking equipment
  • Phones: landline and mobile
  • Power tools
  • Printers (desktop)
  • Projectors
  • Radios
  • Routers/switches
  • Scanners
  • Small household appliances e.g. kettles, toasters, irons, vacuum cleaners, hairdryers, carpet sweepers, irons, electric knives, electric shavers, handheld electric mixers, fans.
  • Sound equipment
  • Stereos
  • Tablets/iPads/iPods
  • Televisions - CRT and flat screen (LED, LCD or Plasma)
  • UPS units
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • VCR players
  • Video cameras

The following items are not accepted as part of the Summerhill e-waste service:

  • CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes (place in your red-lid general waste bin).
  • CD, DVD and VHS cases (recycle empty cases in your yellow-lid recycling bin).
  • Commercial and industrial equipment (visit www.businessrecycling.com.au for disposal options or enquire with a commercial waste operator).