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.

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 (

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.
Mobile Phones & Accessories


  • All mobile phones
  • Chargers & accessories
  • Mobile wireless internet devices
  • Mobile phone batteries
  • Smart watches
Not accepted

Not accepted

  • Batteries
  • Cameras
  • Electronic or sound equipment
  • Gaming consoles, video tapes and VCRs
Computers & Accessories


  • Cables & power supplies
  • Computers & Laptops
  • Mice & Keyboards
  • Monitors
  • Motherboards
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Printers & scanners
Not accepted

Not accepted

  • Batteries
  • Consumer electronics (e.g. toasters, vacuum cleaners, hair dryers)
  • Gaming consoles, video tapes and VCRs
  • White goods (e.g. fridges, freezers, washing machines)
Ink & Toner Cartridges


  • Ink cartridges
  • Laser toners
Not accepted

Not accepted

  • Printers (take to counter)
Data & Storage


  • CDs & DVDs and their cases
  • Disks
  • USBs and hard drives
Not accepted

Not accepted

  • Batteries
Pens & Markers


  • Correction tape
  • Felt tip pens
  • Fountain pens and ink cartridges
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Liquid paper
  • Markers
  • Mechanical pencils
Not accepted

Not accepted

  • Pencils

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 out 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 bins?

    • It is free to use the Bring it Back bins

  • 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.


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.