What do I do with my outdated computers and electrical equipment (e-waste)?

Firstly, it depends on what you mean by 'outdated' - some equipment which still works OK or is below the latest specs can still be used by charity organisations. One charitable organisation in particular that will take your unwanted electronic goods is West Works at 95 Womma Road, Elizabeth West or contact telephone 8209 5707.

You could also offer your computer on the give away site like Freally at or Freecycle.

Make sure you describe your item exactly (working or not working - some people are still keen to take the non-working items and fix them), and give your location/suburb.

You can recycle computers, TVs and related peripherals like printers at eight locations across South Australia for free:

Beverley Waste and Recycling Centre
2-6 Toogood Avenue, Beverly
Opening hours (Monday –Saturday  8am-4pm, Sunday  8am-1pm, closed on public holidays). 
Phone: Charles Sturt Wasteline 8295 5077

Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
181 Morphett Road, North Plympton
Opening hours (Monday to Friday - 7am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday - 8am to 4pm, Public Holidays - 8.00am to 4.00pm. Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day) Phone: 8295 5077

Integrated Waste Services
Lot 254 Hines and Wingfield, Roads Wingfield
Opening hours Monday - Friday 5am - 5pm, Saturday and Public Holidays 6am - 4 pm, Sunday 8am - 4pm. Phone 8243 2644

Pooraka Waste Transfer Station
61 Research Road, Pooraka
Opening hours (Monday to Sunday 8am - 4pm, Closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day. Phone 8162 5348

Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
Scott Creek Road, Heathfield
Opening Hours (Monday to Sunday 7:30am – 4pm)
Phone 83394323

OfficeWorks  Trinity Gardens - COMPUTERS ONLY
(located within the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters)
210 – 212 Portrush Road, Trinity Gardens
Opening Hours (Monday to Friday 7am – 9pm, Saturday 8:30am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm)
Phone  8131 2200

Advanced Recycling Technologies
13 Chrysler Drive, Lonsdale
Opening hours Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm (Other days by appointment) Closed on public holidays
Phone 8186 5883

Goolwa Waste and Recycling Depot
Goolwa to Victor Harbor Road
Opening hours Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Phone 8555 7260

Any resident of Adelaide can attend these drop off points and householders and small businesses don’t need to be located within the council area. 

Items that will be accepted for free include:

  • Televisions (analogue, LCD, flat screens)
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer towers
  • Printers, scanners, keyboards, mice