Don’t bin in, bring it

Restoring Australia

Recycle your old products at Officeworks

With electronic waste (e-waste) growing three times faster than other types of waste, the average Australian generates 23kg of it each per year.

There are some products you can’t put in your recycling bin. That’s why we’re giving our customers’ old technology and stationery new life, with our free, easy and secure Officeworks recycling programs.

So don’t bin it, bring it back to Officeworks!

What items can you recycle at Officeworks?

  • Electronic waste (e-waste)

      Our Bring it Back program helps our customers with their e-waste recycling. Each year we recycle more than 800 tonnes of e-waste, plastics and consumables.

      What is e-waste? It’s all your electronic waste. At Officeworks that’s anything you’d find in your home office with a cord or a plug, or their related accessories.

      We accept most forms of e-waste including:

      • Computers and laptops

      • Monitors

      • Keyboards

      • Printers

      • Mice

      • Hard drives

      • Cables and chargers

      • DVDs and CDs

      • Computer power supppes

      • Printed circuit boards

      • Motherboards

      Remember to save and delete any personal data or documents from your devices before you bring them in for recycling.

  • Printer and ink cartridges
    • You can return your empty ink & toner cartridges to any Officeworks store.

      We have ink and toner recycling centres in all our stores so you can safely recycle your used ink and toner cartridges.

      Recycling ink and toner cartridges diverts plastic waste from landfill, saves water and energy, and reduces greenhouse gases.

      Since 2005 we have collected and recycled more than 10 million ink and toner cartridges through our partner Planet Ark.

  • Mobile phones
    • You can recycle your old mobile phone and any phone accessories, cables or chargers at any Officeworks store.

      If you’re updating to the latest handset, it’s simple to recycle your old one. We’ve partnered with Mobile Muster, Australia’s leading mobile phone recycling program.

      Simply bring your old mobile phone, phone batteries or phone accessories in store and place them in the mobile phone recycling station.

      By recycling your mobile, you're avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, protecting the environment and conserving scarce natural resources.

  • Batteries
    • We’re in the process of rolling out a national recycling scheme for batteries.

      We accept domestic single use or rechargeable batteries in the following sizes:

      • AA, AAA, C, D, 9V

      • Laptop batteries

      • Mobile phone batteries

      *We don’t accept industrial or commercial grade batteries, such as machinery batteries.
      Please visit our store locator to see if your local store accepts batteries for recycling.

  • Pens and Markers
    • Pens are synonymous with Officeworks – but until recently all those empty pens and markers were sent to landfill.

      Not anymore!

      We have recently launched pen recycling stations in selected stores and will look to roll the program out nationally over the next year to help reduce plastic waste from pens.

      Please visit our store locator to see if your local store accepts pens for recycling. To find out which recycling services are available at your local store, visit our Store Locator.