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Did you know that e-waste is banned from landfill? All electronic waste (such as televisions, computers and computer equipment, phones, kettles and hair dryers) are banned from landfill. This means you cannot put these items in your garbage or recycling bin.
There are a number of options for disposal of e-waste:
- E-waste can be dropped off for free at any of the Unplug N Drop locations around Adelaide. See the Unplug N Drop website for your nearest drop off point.
- Take your e-waste to the car park on Elizabeth Street, Glenelg where there is an Unplug N Drop cage.
- Bunnings accept small to medium e-waste (except batteries) for free.
- Electronic waste can be recycled through the hard waste program. To book a collection, call our Waste hotline on (08) 8295 5077 or you can book online.
Dispose of mobile phones via the Mobile Muster Program. Take your phone into any mobile phone shop or Post Office and ask for it to be recycled.
We also have Mobile Muster tubes in the foyer of the Brighton Civic Centre, 24 Jetty Road, Brighton.
Visit the Mobile Muster website for more details.
Fluorescent light globes are banned from landfill, this means they can’t go into your red lid rubbish bin.
Light globes can be dropped off at the checkout counter of any Banner Hardware, Mitre 10 or True Value hardware store. The light globes will then be recycled instead of going to landfill and it will prevent mercury contained in some globes from harming the environment. They will take:
- Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
- Fluorescent tubes
- Incandescent globes
- Halogen lamps, tubes and bulbs.