National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme was established in 2011 to provide Australian householders and small business with access to industry-funded collection and recycling services for televisions and computers.

To date, more than 1,800 collection services have been made available to the public and more than 130,000 tonnes of TV and computer e-waste has been collected and recycled under the scheme. This has diverted hazardous materials away from landfill and enabled the reuse of valuable resources contained in e-waste.

The scheme has also created employment opportunities within the recycling sector, and assisted local government manage e-waste by providing alternative collection services.

The scheme supplements state, territory and local government e-waste management, but does not entirely replace these activities.

Scheme Recycling Drop Off Points

Recycling drop-off points map

Scheme recycling drop off points and recycling events are located across metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.

Roles & responsibilities

Roles and recycling infographic

Find out more about the roles and responsibilities of Scheme participants


Scheme news

10 August 2015: Cancellation of Reverse E-waste co-regulatory arrangement

The approval of the Reverse E-Waste co-regulatory arrangement, administered by Beverich Holdings International Pty Ltd, was cancelled on 7 August 2015 on application by the administrator of the arrangement under subsection 28(3) of the Product Stewardship Act 2011.

Changes to the Scheme

30 June 2015: Update Reverse E-Waste co-regulatory arrangement under review

The review of Reverse E-Waste is in its final stages, and a decision will be made by 17 July 2015.

Key Dates for Liable Parties in financial year 2015-16

Find out more about key dates for liable parties in the financial year 2015-16.

Operational Review of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

An operational review of the scheme was announced in 2014 to consider what further adjustments could keep the scheme operating efficiently.

Material Recovery Target

The Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulations 2011 require that as of 1 July 2014, approved co-regulatory arrangements operating under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme meet a material recovery target of 90 per cent of materials.

The 90 per cent figure relates to the proportion of television and computer by-products which must be sent after recycling for processing into useable products and materials. The Material Recovery Measurement and Reporting Methodology was developed following consultation with industry, and will ensure that reporting on the material recovery target is consistent and simple for co-regulatory arrangements.