National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme involves a combination of government regulation and industry action to take responsibility for the collection and recycling of waste televisions, computers, printers and computer products. Under the Scheme, householders and small business can drop-off these items for free at designated access points, which may include permanent collection sites, take-back events or through a mail-back option.

Scheme Recycling Drop Off Points

National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

Scheme recycling drop off points and recycling events will gradually roll out over the next 18 months in areas in metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.

 

Scheme news

Improvement notice given to E-Cycle Solutions

An improvement notice has been given to E-Cycle Solutions Pty Ltd, under section 29 of the Product Stewardship Act 2011, in relation to contravention of section 23 of the Act. Section 23 requires that the administrator of an approved co-regulatory arrangement take all reasonable steps to ensure the arrangement achieves its required outcomes. An assessment by the Department found that E-Cycle Solutions did not take all reasonable steps to ensure the arrangement provided reasonable access to collection services by 31 December 2013 and in the period to 30 June 2014.

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.

DHL achieves reasonable access outcome

An assessment by the Department has found that DHL Supply Chain has met its requirement to provide reasonable access to collection services to communities in metropolitan, regional and remote Australia by 31 December 2013.

Improvement notice given to ANZRP

An improvement notice has been given to Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (ANZRP), under section 29 of the Product Stewardship Act 2011, in relation to contravention of section 23 of the Act. Section 23 requires that the administrator of an approved co-regulatory arrangement take all reasonable steps to ensure the arrangement achieves its required outcomes. An assessment by the Department found that ANZRP did not take all reasonable steps to ensure the arrangement met its computer recycling target in 2012–13 or to provide reasonable access to collection services by 31 December 2013.

News

National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme - Outcomes 2012-13
05
Mar
2014
Approved co-regulatory arrangements annual reports for 2012-13 now available
05
Mar
2014
Television and Computer Recycling Scheme services are now available across the country for householders and small businesses to drop off their unwanted TVs and computer products to be recycled, free of charge.
16
Jul
2013