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April 2021

We have a brand new video ready to watch all about Asset Recovery ♻️

Many of the electronics that would pass through Total Green Recycling still had plenty of life in them. Asset Recovery makes sure these electronics stay in their cycle of life before they get recycled. In our latest video we take you through what the issue is, and how we’re working to fix it.

Read our April Newsletter

March 2021

The Lifecycle Partnership Program is here at last 🥳! We live in a fast paced world with new software and hardware making our electronics obsolete at a rapid rate.  We don’t want old electronics with sensitive data, clogging up your IT storeroom, or ending up in landfill. We’ve specially designed cages, and a system to deploy them in offices, to help this issue.

Read our March Newsletter.

February 2021

This month we wanted to delve deeper into a BIG step the government took in our war on waste 📵. The Waste Export ban is a huge step towards the circular economy but what does it really mean for the Australian recycling industry? We take a look at the short term issues and the long term benefits in this months article.

Plus new cages, new grants and plenty more! ♻️

Read our February Newsletter.

January 2021

The rollercoaster ride of 2020 is finally behind us. Thank GOD! The year that felt like a decade.

WE are excited for the year ahead! There’s plenty of new opportunities coming our way, with new Grant allocations, exciting news in innovation and a big hello to some new faces. 🥳

Read January Newsletter.

December 2020

December newsletter 2020

It’s bin a crazy Corona year for all of us! We’d like to say a big hearty thank you to all who stuck with us and helped us got through it.

With your help, we recycled over 2,500 tonnes of e-waste. That’s about 330 shipping containers! And we refurbished and repurposed over 15,000 electronic devices. We also donated 359 devices to charities across WA. So THANK YOU for helping us to help others!

Read December Newsletter.

November 2020


One of the persistent questions we get is “What happens to all the materials recovered from recycled electronics?”

With Circular Economy becoming slowly yet surely a buzzword we thought it was the right time to introduce our material streams more intimately.

Read November Newsletter.

October 2020


Big and exciting things are happening in the world of e-waste! 🥳
Minister for Water; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science; Youth David Kelly visited our reuse facility last Wednesday to announce new research and development grants to help reduce e-waste.

Applications for WasteSorted E-Waste Grants are now open and close on November 16, 2020.

Read October Newsletter.

September 2020

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In the last few months, our director Michael has been focusing on developing a brand new packaged offerings for our clients. Our team can’t wait to share more information about it soon but for now, all we can tell you is the working name = 🥁🥁🥁 LPP.

It stands for Lifecycle Partnership Program and will change the way IT Asset Management is being done for good.

Read September newsletter.

August 2020


In our latest article, we are sharing how easy it is to create jobs with recycling and how we could all benefit as a community from doing good for our environment.

During this exciting project, we teamed up with a technology provider Downer, and two employment providers for the differently-abled. As a result, one thousand and five hundred (1,500) switchboards that were destined to end up in landfill helped gain jobs for the disadvantaged.

Read August Newsletter.

July 2020

Newsletter July 2020

In our new educational video supported by the WA Waste Authority, we ponder an important question: Why do we have an e-waste problem?

Globally we produce 50 million tonnes of electronic waste each year. E-waste has quickly become the fastest-growing contributor to the municipal solid waste stream in Australia.

Read July Newsletter.

June 2020

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In this months’ edition, we are excited to introduce you to our new General Manager of Recycling Evan Cocks. Evan has joined last month to assist us in the e-recycling division.

With Evan coming on board our directors will have the time needed to strategically expand our service offering into other product streams, such as solar and batteries.

Read June Newsletter.

May 2020

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While the pandemic situation is quieting down here in Perth, we’ve been grateful to have qualified for governments’ JobKeeper support. With international markets closed, we’re taking the opportunity to seek local buyers. There has never been a better time to start building our very own local and circular economy.

Read May Newsletter.

April 2020

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While current iso-situation is not too pleasant for many businesses, we see it as a perfect opportunity to start building a circular economy here in Perth.
100% of our refurbished IT Assets are now being sold to a local WA market as demand for second-hand ICT equipment skyrocketed.

Read April Newsletter.

March 2020

Newsletter March 2020

We have crunched up our data for the year 2019 and in this blogpost you can see how well respective councils collected e-waste taking into consideration the number of people living in the council.

Read March Newsletter.

February 2020

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Earlier this month The Business NEWS published a comprehensive article about the state of e-waste industry in Western Australia. As our subscriber, you have an advantage of accessing the article via this free link. We highly recommend you give it a read. 🗞️

Read February Newsletter.

January 2020

directors Michael and James

The year 2019 has marked another significant milestone in the company’s history. We won our first grant and moved our facility for the seventh time. The minister for environment Stephen Dawson came to visit and we bought an exciting new optical sorter.

We invite you to look back at our amazing year and appreciate with us all that we’ve achieved in 2019.

Read January Newsletter.

December 2019

We’d like to thank you for your support in the last year.
Together we’ve been able to recycle over 2,000 Tonnes of electronics which is equivalent to 765 elephants. 🐘🐘

Our number 1 e-waste recycling champion council this year is 🥁🥁🥁… the City of Stirling!

Read December Newsletter.

October 2019

As you may know, we have moved for the 7th time! Our board of directors made a strategic decision to split the business into a second location to enable further specialisation of each business unit.

You can learn all about our move and shift towards circular economy in our latest Media Release.

Read October Newsletter.

September 2019

We have released the first of our twelve educational videos: “Where can I drop-off my e-waste?“.

Please share our video with your family and friends and help us spread the education about where to dispose of your e-waste.

Read September Newsletter.

August 2019

As soon as we settle in our new place, we will commence our educational tours supported by the WA Waste Authority’s grant.

If you’d like your council to organise a tour, please get in touch with them.

Read August Newsletter.

July 2019

We are happy to announce that we have been one of the successful enterprises out of ninety (90) applicants grants round of the Community and Industry Engagement (CIE) program within Western Australia.

You can learn about how we’re going to use the grant money in our latest Media Release.

Read July Newsletter.

June 2019

Last week, our director James Coghill and Andy Thomas, the co-founder of Holonics, went on ABC Radio Perth to talk about all things e-waste and circular economy. You can listen to their interesting talk here.

Read June Newsletter.

May 2019

On Wednesday 22nd we held our first Press Conference ever and have officially launched a campaign urging the Western Australian Government to support local jobs and businesses by putting an end to e-waste, starting with a landfill ban.

Read May Newsletter.

February 2019

E-waste (electronic waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in Australia, driven by an accelerating change in technology that consumers are now disposing of at unprecedented rates. Please sign and share this petition and play your part in keeping Western Australia beautiful. Read more.

April 2019

Our current estimate is that there are now over 100 million panels installed on roofs around Australia and that many of these will soon be reaching their end of life. Our director Michael explains why landfilling solar panels is not the best idea and shares his suggestions for solutions going forward. Read more.

January 2019

Last year was the greatest year yet. We have recycled 2356 Tonnes of e-waste which accounts for 500,000 electronic items. We completed our sixth move in 10 years to a larger facility in Kewdale and more than 23 new employees joined our team accounting for 41 staff. Read more.

March 2019

We have filmed a first testimonial with our high achieving client the City of Stirling and are cutting a video which will show you the recycling process from the verge collection to our facility.
We met with several politicians and continue to invite important decision makers to spark the discussion about the future of e-waste in WA. Read more.

December 2018

Welcome to the first edition of our monthly electronic waste (e-waste) newsletter for you.
In this monthly newsletter, we will endeavour to keep you up to date with the latest from the e-waste industry. We wish you the happiest holidays and a safe New Year! Read more.