Rebates and assistance


Television and computer recycling

Program name:
National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme


The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme provides households and small businesses with access to free recycling services for televisions and computers, including printers, computer parts and peripherals.

Services are available in all states and territories, and all brands and items of any age are accepted for free

Under the scheme, more than 1800 collection services have been made available to the public and 360,000 tonnes of TV and computer e-waste have been collected and recycled. This has diverted hazardous materials away from landfill and enabled the reuse of valuable resources contained in e-waste, with more than 90% of materials recovered each year.

The scheme aims to lift television and computer recycling rates from the low rate of around 17% in 2010 to 80% by 2021–22.


  • Free recycling service
  • Recycling of valuable materials for re-use
  • Reduce incidence of hazardous materials going to landfill

Key eligibility

To be eligible for assistance:

  • items must come from a household or a small business.

Next steps

More information is available at:

Australian Government website

Call 1800 332 783

Planet Ark website