Frequently Asked Questions

What is product stewardship?

Product stewardship is an approach to managing the impacts of products and materials throughout their lifecycle, including end-of-life. It acknowledges that those involved in producing, selling, using and disposing of products and materials have a shared responsibility to ensure they are managed in a way that reduces their impact on the environment, health and safety.

What types of products and materials does ANZRP recycle?

Through its TechCollect program, ANZRP manages the collection and recycling of TVs, printers, computers and their peripherals under the NTCRS.

What types of waste management solutions does ANZRP offer?

ANZRP manages the end-to-end process of waste management from collection to transportation to recycling. We work with carefully-selected service providers in each stage of the process, providing all administrative and compliance oversight. We also offer ancillary services relating to the process. ANZRP has a dedicated marketing team that can provide marketing and communications support to the collection and recycling activities it undertakes on your behalf.

Does ANZRP focus on e-waste recycling only?

Under the NTCRS, through its TechCollect program, ANZRP manages the collection and recycling of TVs, printers, computers and their peripherals, however it is able to manage other types of waste.

How much do ANZRP’s services cost?

ANZRP’s costs will vary depending on the type of waste being collected and recycled, the location from which it is being collected, and whether the collection is a one-off or ongoing service. Our dedicated team can assist you to determine how our service can work for you. Call us on 03 9020 2222 or email us at

For Member-based NTCRS recycling, ANZRP offers a simple fee per kilo of liability. This fee is fixed and paid by all Members so it is equitable.

Why should I partner with ANZRP?

Partnering with ANZRP will give your business peace of mind. We protect the reputations and brands of our partners and Member companies by operating to the highest standards in our collection and recycling activities – including in such critical matters as work health and safety and environmental protection. We also focus on achieving the highest resource recovery levels with evidence of outcomes achieved, thus minimising landfill and are transparent in all that we do.

Where does ANZRP recycle materials?

The e-waste collected by TechCollect is treated by our approved recyclers right here in Australia, in accordance with NTCRS rules. This processing may take several stages. Due to the highly complex nature of products, some of the components need to be sent to specialist recycling facilities overseas for further treatment.

What is the NTCRS?

The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) is an approved Scheme under the Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020, which legislates certain product stewardship schemes and programs. We operate the TechCollect program – the market leading program for the safe and responsible collection and recycling of e-waste in Australia. The NTCRS regulates that manufactures/importers that import over set thresholds of TVs, printers, computers, and computer parts and peripherals must join a Co-regulatory Arrangement and fund the recycling of their liability.

What is the Recycling and Waste Reduction ACT 2020?

On 16 December 2020 the Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020 (RAWR Act) came into effect, repealing and replacing the Product Stewardship Act.

The RAWR Act provides a new framework for managing Australia’s recycling and waste reduction objectives. A key objective of the Act is to encourage the development of a circular economy, including through product stewardship arrangements, that maximises the continued use of products and waste materials over their life cycle.

The RAWR Act provides for 3 levels of product stewardship: voluntary, co-regulatory and mandatory.

The NTCRS is a Co-regulatory model where Government sets the policy and the outcomes. Industry, via a Co-regulatory Arrangement, must meet their outcomes. ANZRP was formed as a non-profit, industry for industry model in response to the compliance and sustainability objectives of the Product Stewardship Act 2011 (now replace by the RAWR Act). We operate the TechCollect product stewardship program and are the market leader for the safe and rsponsible collection and recycling of e-waste in Australia.

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