Recycling Drop Off Points

Shire of East Pilbara Recycling Hubs and Station provide residents with free and convenient drop off points to dispose of those 'tricky' items that can't be recycled through the kerbside recycling bin service.

Recycling Hubs

Residents can take common electronic waste (e-waste) and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to the recycling hubs, including:

Recycling Items

Household batteries include button-sized, AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable).

Small e-waste includes cameras, chargers and cables, keyboards and mouse, USB devices, small computer peripherals and laptops.

Located at:

  • Newman Shire Administration Building
  • Newman Library
  • East Pilbara Refund Point (Containers for Change), Yates Road Newman
  • Marble Bar Shire Administration Building / Library
  • Nullagine Library

Recycling Station

Residents can take larger e-waste, including computers, electrical cords and televisions, plus various Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) items to the recycling station including:

Recycling Station items

Located at the Newman Waste Management Facility, Yates Road, Newman.


What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) refers to the products used in and around the home that are flammable, toxic, explosive or corrosive. If not disposed of correctly, HHW can pose a threat to human health and the environment. HHW includes items such as batteries, aerosols, paint, light globes etc.

Why should I use the community recycling drop-off points?

The Shire's Recycling Hubs and Station offer a safe disposal option for items that cannot be recycled through the kerbside collection service.

The accepted items, such as e-waste, including computers, electrical wires, televisions, mobile phones etc. contain valuable non-renewable materials such as tin, nickel, zinc, aluminium, copper and small amounts of precious metals that can be extracted and recycled.

In addition, e-waste, batteries and light globes sent to landfill have the potential to leach toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury into our precious groundwater and contaminating our soil.

What happens after I drop off my e-waste?

The e-waste gets collected by a Pilbara based Aboriginal Business who aim to repair the e-waste for re-use where possible. If the E-waste cannot be repaired, the valuable metals, plastics and glass are separated and sent to processors for recycling.

Fun Fact

A tonne of e-waste contains other valuable reusable resources such as 400kg of steel, 250kg of plastic, 90kg of non-ferrous metals and even 1.5g of gold and 15g of silver!