With increasing production and demand for electronic products such as televisions and computers, e-waste is growing three times faster than any other waste stream.
Before the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NCTRS) commenced, the State Government provided $1.5million to subsidise up to 50 per cent of e-waste disposal costs for metropolitan depots and up to 50 per cent of disposal and transport costs for non-metropolitan depots.
The WA Transitional E-waste Program (WATEP) phases I and II provided funding to local governments that manage permanent e-waste collection sites. The program supported the transition to the NCTRS.
In 2014, the Waste Authority commissioned a report on the scheme's roll-out in Western Australia. The report can be downloaded here.
Since the introduction of the national scheme, the WATEP has ceased. The national scheme's location system is available here.
Click here for drop-off points in WA.
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