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Separating, recovering and reusing valuable commodities contained in e-waste.

E-waste recycling

E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world. We produce over 50 million tonnes of e-waste annually, which is equivalent to the weight of all the commercial airliners ever produced.

E-waste contains both valuable commodities and hazardous materials. As one of Australia’s largest established and licensed e-waste recyclers, we’re able to safely handle all types of e-waste (including batteries), and deliver high quality recycling outcomes and verifiable landfill diversion rates.

We offer premium recycling and reporting solutions for local, national and international clients, from SMEs, councils, schools and public enterprise, B2B, Original Equipment Manufacturers, and NTCRS co-regulatory arrangements.

Over 90% of our recovered materials are sold to accredited local customers and partners, who in turn ensure our product is re-introduced to the local economic cycle. Where local markets do not exist for our recycled product, we sell to accredited overseas customers who directly use our raw materials for the manufacture of new products.

Items and materials accepted

TVs: Flat screen (LCD, plasma and cathode ray tubes), screens and monitors

Mobile phones (Captured under the ‘Mobile Muster’ product stewardship scheme).

Small Household items: gaming devices, hi-fi and radios, modems, video cameras, electrical and electronic toys, small electrical and electronic tools and gardening equipment

Computers (desktops, laptops, tablets)

IT equipment: printers, scanners, copiers, and IT peripherals such as keyboards, routers and hard drives, cords and cables

Household appliances: kitchen appliances, whitegoods, vacuum cleaners

Lamps: fluorescent lamps, high intensity discharge lamps and LED lamps

Medical equipment and devices: ventilation equipment, small monitoring and control instruments

End-of-life PV panels

Items and materials not accepted


Explosive and highly flammable materials

Highly reactive materials (oxidizing or corrosive substances)

Unsanitised medical and clinical waste (that may contain low level radioactive materials or be infectious)

Radioactive materials

Unidentified materials (we don’t know what it is)

Scipher accepts batteries contained in e-waste however we don’t accept loose batteries (e.g. car batteries) or batteries that have been damaged.

Pre-gate services

  • Advice and consulting: Tailored solutions for safe and effective disposal and recycling of all categories of e-waste
  • Storage and on-site collections: Provision of skip bins, cages and secure containers for safe on-site collection and storage of e-waste
  • Logistics services: Pick-up and transport of e-waste to our licensed recycling facilities

Recycling services

  • Manual disassembly, removal and storage of hazardous materials and embedded battery removal
  • Utilisation of four processing lines to recover commodity-grade raw material and fractions including ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, precious metals, critical minerals, plastics and glass.
  • Issuance of Scipher Certificates of Recycling and Destruction (CODs), providing fully verifiable data on our recycling performance, regulatory compliance, product stewardship and end-to-end waste tracking.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is e-waste?

Electronic waste (or e-waste) is defined as end-of-life electrical and electronic devices such as computers, smartphones, televisions, and household appliances.

E-waste is unique in that many of the materials used to manufacture electrical products are highly valuable, and can be recovered, recycled and reintroduced into the economic cycle.

E-waste is a highly complex waste stream, and contains hazardous and dangerous materials, and should be handled only by licensed (AS 5377) recyclers.

Scipher provides a safe and complete on-shore solution for the recovery and recycling of all types of e-waste.

Is e-waste banned from landfill?

E-waste is banned form landfill in Victoria, South Australia and the ACT. A ban on landfilling e-waste in Western Australia is expected to be enacted during 2024.

What electronics can I recycle with Scipher?

Simply put, if it was powered by a battery or a cable, Scipher can recycle it.

The main items we recycle include mobile devices, computers, monitors, cables, small household appliances and speaker systems, but there is so much more we can take! See the complete list of items we accept here.

How do I dispose of my end-of-life electrical devices and equipment?

Phones, batteries and other electronics should never be disposed of in your recycling bin.

These items are recyclable, however they need to be taken to an approved collection point or directly to an accredited and licensed recycling facility to ensure they are properly handled and processed in Australia.

For households, contact or your local council to find your closest e-waste drop off point or arrange a collection service direct to our facilities.

For businesses, please contact us directly to learn about our services and how we can help you with recycling and reuse solutions.

What is the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS)?

The NTCRS is a federal program designed to reduce the financial barrier for individuals and businesses to recycle their e-waste.

It is a regulated program where businesses importing or selling significant amounts of electronic products are required to pay a fee to approved and licensed service providers, who use these funds to provide collection and recycling services at a reduced cost to end-users.

Get in touch with us if you have any questions on individual state and federal legislation and regulations for disposal and treatment of e-waste.