Recycle your old technology this christmas with Dropzone

Category : Dropzone, Media Release, MRI PSO

Recycle your old tvs and computers for free at your nearest Drop Zone collection point. Drop Zone by MRI is an industry funded, government approved collection program for the Federal Government National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.


Drop Zone has your e-waste recycling wrapped-up

‘Tis the season to recycle your old TVs and computers and with e-waste collection and recycling partner Drop Zone by MRI, residents can dispose of their old electronics for FREE at their nearest Drop Zone site..

With the festive season a popular time to upgrade computers and TVs, Council is reminding residents of the free e-waste recycling services that are available when the time comes to dispose of old items.

“Whether you receive a new computer or tablet under the tree this Christmas or you upgrade your TV in the Boxing Day sales, it’s important that old electronic items are correctly disposed,”.

“They has partnered with Drop Zone by MRI to make it easy for all residents and businesses to recycle old or unwanted TVs and computers. The free Drop Zone locations are available year-round so if you’re not ready to dispose of your electronic items and accessories right away you can use the Drop Zone sites any time throughout the year.

“All types of TVs and computers are accepted, as are tablet devices and computer accessories including printers, mice, keyboards and all those cables. For a full list of acceptable items and drop off locations residents should visit the website”.


Drop Zone by MRI is  an industry funded and Federal Government approved service under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, that ensures all products collected are recycled to the Australia Standard AS/NZ 5377 and that over 90% of materials are recovered in an environmentally sound, safe and secure manner.


Computer and television equipment have the potential to harm the environment if not correctly disposed. For example, older style CRT TVs contain more than two kilograms of lead and other toxic substances which if sent to landfill can breakdown and leach into groundwater.


Drop Zone by MRI ensures that over 90% of the of the e-waste collected is reclaimed. With electronic items containing finite raw materials such as copper, iron, silicon, nickel and gold, the recycling of TVs and computers helps to conserve scarce resources.


“E-waste is growing three times faster than any other type of waste so it’s important our community get behind this industry funded collection and recycling service Drop Zone” said <insert council spokesperson last name>.


Australians bought 2.4 million new computers last year, sending 1.6 million old computers to landfill. Drop Zone by MRI makes it easier for Australians to correctly dispose of their e-waste thereby reducing their environmental footprint.