Thank you for your question, disposal of computer accessories and electronic items can be very confusing!

Computer printers and other electronic equipment contain potentially hazardous and valuable materials that don’t belong in landfill and are not able to be recovered through most kerbside recycling systems.

To ensure the valuable metals inside are safely recovered check Recycle Mate to find your closest drop-off point accepting electronic waste – there are thousands of locations across Australia collecting hard drives and other electronic items.

Search ‘desktop printer’ in Recycle Mate to find your closest recycling drop-off points subject to your location.

Otherwise, if your printer is still in good working condition consider donating it to a local charity, use Recycle Mate to find charity shops in your local area accepting this item.

Thank you for getting in touch. Please feel free reach out if you have any other questions.