Warren Overton, CEO


As the festive season fast approaches, the holidays are a great time for us to step back from our busy day-to-day professional lives and reflect on the achievements of the past year.

I am pleased to announce that it has been another great result for ANZRP TechCollect. As your Co-regulatory Arrangement of choice, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing commitment.  As members, you are the reason for our existence. On behalf of my team, we look forward to being of service to you well into the future, continuing to provide responsible product stewardship, whilst expanding our service offering.

Now in our sixth year of operation, we consolidated our position as the leading Co–Regulatory Arrangement under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS). As in previous years, we delivered solid growth, meeting all Regulatory targets, and achieving our budgeted expectations.

This outstanding outcome is a result of the work of our board led by our Chair Mark Mackay supported by Claudia Bells, Mark Whittard, Monina De Vera, Rhys Huett, Janet Leslie, John Edgecombe and Kerry Osborne.

It is also reflective of our small dedicated team, who worked tirelessly managing, facilitating and promoting ANZRP, and the TechCollect e-waste collections channel. As CEO, I am proud to represent such an engaged team of professionals who are playing an instrumental role shaping our future successes.

Notable highlights for the year include:

  • ANZRP achieving its 2017/18 recycling target with 26,670 tonnes of e–waste recycled;
  • Providing Reasonable Access through 156 collection sites across Australia;
  • Continued to strengthen our partnerships with Local Government Authorities, Recycling Partners and Members;
  • In the second half of the year we surpassed the 130,000 tonnes landmark of e-waste recycled by TechCollect since inception;
  • In November we stretched across the Tasman, and launched a TechCollect branded e-waste collection and recycling pilot program in New Zealand;
  • Released our White Paper on the Review of the Product Stewardship Act and National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme;
  • Presented at numerous industry forums helping reinforce the message of responsible product stewardship;
  • Continued to drive industry advocacy and presented at Australia’s first circular economy conference in Adelaide. ANZRP continues to lobby for a circular economy for all electrical and electronic products, and has stressed the importance of incorporating legitimate reuse as part of the NTCRS;
  • Launched our business-to-business e-waste collections and recycling channel; and finally,
  • Listening to your feedback, we have updated our Connections news service, to provide content through an online platform that is accessible via computer, tablet or phone. This new platform will allow us to seamlessly present information to you in a timely manner, and provide you with instant feedback.

And finally…

On a personal note, I would like to take this opportunity in wishing you a happy and safe holiday season. For many this means time with family and friends, food, gifts and perhaps time with nature.

Having joined ANZRP in February, I’d like to thank you for your support over the past year. I would also like to extend my gratitude to all who have taken the time to provide me with insight and advice into the complexities, challenges and politics of my role.

I am grateful for your counsel, and look forward to serving your needs for many years to come.


Warren Overton