FAQ

Is your service really free?

Yes, we provide 100% free pick up and recycling of electric and electronic items.

  

What do and don't you recycle? Why?

We pick up and recycle computers, laptops, mobile phones, stereos, amplifiers, monitors, televisions, washers, dryers, air conditioners, microwaves, dishwashers, domestic-size fridges, cables, remotes, chargers and the assorted bits that come with electronics and appliances.

 

At this stage, we do not pick up commercial-size fridges and freezers, stoves, ovens, barbecues, sandwich makers or other similar appliances. Often we have found appliances used for cooking food to contain old or decayed food which is a biohazard. 

 

We also do not pick up beds, mattresses, furniture, building materials or anything hazardous. 

What do you do with the items you pick up?

The best form of recycling is reuse. With that in mind we...

  • Test, clean and try to find buyers for the items as they are.

  • Find people who refurbish and reuse the items. 

  • Locate collectors in Australia and overseas who are excited by retro electronics and want to own or restore old items that have nostalgic value.

  • Disassemble, or sell items whole, for restorers and collectors to use them for parts.

  • Donate items for use in community and/or arts projects.

  • Recycle any items we are unable to find buyers/users for for as metals via govt accredited metals recycling operations.

  • Constantly seek better ways to recycle

Are you a not-for-profit or a charity?

We are a for-profit, social enterprise. The money we make enables us to provide free pick up and recycling for the community.

 

Do you recycle everything?

Right now, we recycle all units as a whole through other vendors.

Do you operate in other locations?

We mainly operate in the Sydney, metro area and will be expanding to other locations as soon.

Do just pick up from homes?

We pick up from anywhere and anyone! We pick up from businesses as well as homes, schools... anywhere there is stuff to be recycled. Our service is free to businesses as well as households.

Can I drop stuff off at your warehouse?

Yes! We are now available for drop offs at 190 Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove Monday - Thursday between 10:00am - 2:00pm. You can book in a time here.

Do you recycle videos, DVDs, CDs or cassettes? If so, how?

Yes we do. We accept all mediums and will sell them in bulk to collectors or resellers. However, we do not accept pornographic or pirated medium. Pirated products are illegal to sell and pornography is contrary to our company ethos. We would have to bin anything that comes in as they can't be recycled.

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