Computerbank New England recycles E-Waste at the Uralla Landfill and Recycling Centre.
9:30am - 4:30pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Computerbank New England strips all types of E-Waste, including computers, televisions, microwaves and other types of electrical equipment, however, there is still a substantial amount of E-waste that cannot be refurbished or recycled. E-waste that cannot be recycled is paid to be transported to another recycler or is disposed of in landfill. More E-waste at our landfill means higher costs for council and to Uralla Shire ratepayers.
To ensure that Uralla Shire residents are not paying for the disposal of residual E-waste of non-residents, Uralla Shire no longer accepts E-waste from outside of the Shire.
What is E-waste?
E-waste is electronic waste, including computers, screens, printers, scanners, faxes, TVs, microwaves and all things electrical. Uralla Shire Council uses the services of the volunteer group Computerbank New England to strip and recycle as much of the E-waste as possible.
Why is there a cost on TV and CRT (large computer) screens?
Approximately 60% of the material in a TV and CRT screen is not recyclable at the local facilities. Due to the increase in numbers of TV and CRT arriving at local landfills, council is asking that its residents contribute to the cost of disposal of TVs and CRTs. If you think about how much a new TV costs, $10 is a small contribution to ensure that the old screen is stripped and parts recycled where possible and residual is disposed of responsibly.