The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) is a joint initiative of Federal Government and importers and manufacturers of televisions and computers to provide Australian households and small business free collection and recycling services Australia wide.
Electronic waste products covered under the NTCRS include televisions, computers, printers, computer parts and peripherals.
The aim of the NTCRS is to reduce the impact of unwanted and used televisions and computers on the environment and to reduce the impact that substances contained in these products have on peoples’ health and safety.
The NTCRS has three main objectives, which together mean better management of e-waste:
- Reduce waste to landfill, especially hazardous materials found in e-waste
- Increase recovery of reusable materials in a safe, scientific and environmentally sound manner
- Provide access for households and small businesses across Australia to an industry-funded recycling service.
The NTCRS creates employment opportunities within the recycling sector, and assists local government manage e-waste by providing alternative collection services.