The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme was established in 2011 to provide Australian householders and small businesses with access to industry funded collection and recycling services for televisions and computers.
Under the Product Stewardship (Television and Computers) Regulations 2011, companies who manufacture or import computers, televisions, printers, and computer products and deemed liable are required to join an approved co-regulatory arrangement. Liable parties must be a member of an approved co-regulatory arrangement which organises collection and recycling of e-waste on their behalf.
The scheme provides around 98% of the population with reasonable access to collection services. The location and opening times for scheme recycling services is determined by the co-regulatory arrangements with the co-regulatory nature of the scheme to provide flexibility to suit local circumstances. Collection service can take a number of forms, including a permanent collection site at a local waste transfer station or retail outlet, or through one off events. Services may be operated through your local council or resource management centre.