Emerald! Recycle your obsolete TVs and computers!
21 May 2018
Free recycling for your old computers and televisions
It is always a good time to clean-up and declutter. That includes safely recycling unloved laptops, printers, scanners, keyboards and IT accessories, including all those cables and power supplies.
Drop Zone by MRI is making it easy for householders and small businesses to keep their electronic waste (or ewaste) out of landfill.
Obsolete laptops, desktop computers, monitors, printers, scanners, copiers, mobile phones and their accessories contain materials that we need to recover and recycle to manufacture new products. Sending them to landfill is not only a waste of scarce resources, it can potentially harm the environment and human health where hazardous substances like lead or cadmium may leach into waterways if not disposed of safely and correctly.
Over 95% of e-waste collected is recycled, and none of the collected items are resold or remarketed.
Drop-off location on Friday 1st June:
If you live in the Emerald area, you can drop-off your old and unwanted televisions, computers and IT accessories for free at the JJ Richards Emerald site:
JJ Richards Emerald site
Lot 8 Richards Court, Emerald QLD
Opening hours: Check with site – Telephone 07 4982 0895
Telephone inquiries: 1300 439 278 (Drop Zone)
Date: Friday 1st June only
Drop Zone by MRI is part of the government-regulated National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme and is focused on making sure residents can easily recycle their obsolete electronics for free. It is funded by companies like Lenovo, Acer, Officeworks and Panasonic who import televisions and computers into Australia.
For more information about Drop Zone and ewaste recycling: