builds purpose, helps the environment & creates friendships
We are a social enterprise for the community, providing opportunities to recycle, volunteer, train, and empower people of all abilities in an inclusive environment. You can attend or volunteer in workshops, donate electrical items, purchase our recycled working items or donate funds or equipment.
Last Update: 12 Sept 2023
We will close from Monday 25 September until Monday 2 October for the holidays.
We will remain closed on Monday 2 October for the King’s Birthday public holiday.
The workshops will re-open again on Tuesday 3 October.
E-waste donation drop-offs – please click here for location details.
About Our Workshops
Our workshops include Participants, Volunteers, and a Supervisor. Some of our community bring a support person with them and others explain the assistance they need and we create an experience to suit individual needs.
During our workshops, we are diligent about safety and the wearing of suitable safety items such as eye goggles/glasses, gloves and aprons. We safely recycle or dispose of all ewaste that isn’t able to be refurbished.
Our workshops are a place to enjoy trying new things, using our bodies and minds, while socialising with people from all walks of life.
Individual needs are adapted as required, so that everyone can enjoy and contribute in the workspace.
Participants love coming and taking part at eWaste Connection! Support persons are very welcome too. We can also provide support if you come and require additional assistance during your time with us.
Please call and discuss your needs with us so we can ensure your time with us is enjoyable and successful.
Happiness comes first from helping others. Join eWaste Connection as a volunteer and help others who need assistance and enjoy social interaction, to create a cleaner, greener world.
No experience is necessary. Prepare to enjoy taking things apart!
It’s very satisfying on so many levels.
1. DONATE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
It may no longer work or simply be obsolete! Donate your old electrical equipment and do your bit to help the environment. If you’re unsure about whether an item is acceptable to donate, click here. Essentially, anything with a cord, plug or battery works for us. Items can be dropped at our Kenmore or Yeronga locations 24/7.
2. DONATE MONEY
We rely on donations as our programs receive little government assistance. Any funding we secure pays for tools, resources, spaces and supervision to provide purposeful workshops for more people in our communities and to significantly reduce e-waste going into landfill.
3. DONATE TIME - VOLUNTEER
Happiness comes first from helping others. Join eWaste Connection as a volunteer and help others who need assistance and enjoy social interaction, to create a greener world. No experience is necessary. Prepare to enjoy taking things apart and help your community to recycle!
Can your business help with specific items?
Perhaps you have some desks you don't need anymore, or are a tool company who can donate some screwdrivers and tools, please reach out if you think you can assist us. We also have corporate sponsorship opportunities and welcome any general enquiries about ways we can assist you to meet your social business goals. Call us anytime on 0404 834 070
Empowering people to thrive & belong
Whether you are a participant, a volunteer, donating equipment or resources, there is a place for you at eWaste CONNECTION
Enjoy working with tools, learning about electronics. making friends and helping the environment.
A rewarding experience helping others and supporting an inclusive community initiative to reduce waste and support all people.
Donate – Products, Time, Money
You can drop off your preloved electronic equipment, donate your time, purchase our second-hand items or simply donate money. Every little bit helps us to continue our mission.
Sharing our story
We want as many people to know about us as possible so please share our story! You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram and also refer to this website for assistance.
Sponsors, Awards & Collaborators
Creating purpose for all people
We provide opportunities for people with physical disabilities and intellectual impairment to participate in something meaningful. We also provide members of our community the abililty to assist with, and be part of our recycling community too.