Bring it back

Bring it Back

Don’t bin it. Bring it back or Trade it in

At Officeworks, we’re committed to repairing, repurposing, and recycling 17,000 tonnes of unwanted products by 2025. Since 2015, we have collected more than 9,000 tonnes through our Bring it Back program and our tech trade in program. By keeping products and materials in use for longer through repair, reuse, and recycling, we can make a positive impact on the environment and transition to a more circular economy.

Learn more about our Bring it Back and Trade-In programs

Watch the video to find out what happens to your products after they are placed in our Bring it Back stations, or traded in online

What items can I repair, repurpose or recycle with Officeworks?


Officeworks no longer accepts batteries in-store. Visit the B-cycle website to find your local drop-off point.

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Mobile Phones & Accessories


AcceptedAll mobile phones

AcceptedChargers & accessories

AcceptedMobile wireless internet devices

AcceptedMobile phone batteries

AcceptedSmart watches

Not accepted

Not acceptedBatteries

Not acceptedCameras

Not acceptedElectronic or sound equipment

Not acceptedGaming consoles, video tapes and VCRs

Computers & Accessories


AcceptedCables & power supplies

AcceptedComputers & Laptops

AcceptedMice & Keyboards



AcceptedPrinted circuit boards

AcceptedPrinters & scanners

Not accepted

Not acceptedBatteries

Not acceptedConsumer electronics (e.g. toasters, vacuum cleaners, hair dryers)

Not acceptedGaming consoles, video tapes and VCRs

Not acceptedWhite goods (e.g. fridges, freezers, washing machines)

Ink & Toner Cartridges


AcceptedInk cartridges

AcceptedLaser toners

Not accepted

Not acceptedPrinters (take to counter)

Data & Storage


AcceptedCDs & DVDs and their cases


AcceptedUSBs and hard drives

Not accepted

Not acceptedBatteries

Pens & Markers


AcceptedCorrection tape

AcceptedFelt tip pens

AcceptedFountain pens and ink cartridges



AcceptedLiquid paper


AcceptedMechanical pencils

Not accepted

Not acceptedPencils


Pen and Marker recycling for schools

We’re now making pen and marker recycling easy for schools! Schools can now pick up a pen recycling box from their local store.

Here’s how your school can get involved.

  1. Talk to your local Officeworks about getting a recycling box for your school.
  2. Set up the recycling box in your school and display our list of recyclable items.
  3. Once your recycling box is full of old pens and markers, return it to your local Officeworks.
  4. Take your recycling box back to your school and start filling it up again!

For every box returned, your school will be automatically entered into the draw to win an Officeworks gift card. Full terms and conditions here.

School Resources

We’ve put together a few fun resources to help schools recycle their pens and markers and engage with students in the process.

Officeworks trade-in program

Does your device have life in it?

Visit our trade-in site and see whether your device qualifies for an Officeworks gift card.

Find my local Officeworks store

Zoom into your region on the map below and hover over the recycling icon to find out what you can recycle at your local Officeworks.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is recycling important?

      Recycling plays an important role in keeping valuable resources out of landfill and in use for longer. The recycling process recovers materials that can be made into new products.

      Recycling is a fundamental component of a circular economy that reduces the need for extracting new raw materials and reducing environmental impacts throughout the entire lifecycle of products.

  • Are there any costs associated with using our Bring it Back stations?

    • It is free to use the Bring it Back stations

  • Do I need to clean the items before I recycle them?

      Before you recycle or trade in any device, including laptops and computers, mobile phones, motherboards and circuit boards, hard drives, USBs, and CDs/DVDs, make sure you remove any personal information.

      If you need support removing any personal information, we recommend going to the manufacturer’s website.

      If your device is damaged and you’re unable to remove your personal data, the data is typically destroyed by our partners as part of their recycling. process.

  • Why doesn’t Officeworks accept batteries for recycling?

      We've made some changes to our Bring it Back program. Officeworks has ceased battery collection in store from February 2024 to focus on other streams including household products that are currently not easily recycled (like stationery).

      You can continue to use the Bring it Back program to recycle pens and markers, ink and toner cartridges, laptops, computers, tablets and technology accessories. Online trade-in options will remain, with Officeworks gift cards offered for high-value tech products. 

      To find your local convenient battery drop-off points, visit the B-cycle website (


You are responsible to ensure that any personal information has been erased from your device prior to drop off.

Officeworks does not accept any liability for any loss or damage to your data or any failure to remove your personal information.