About us

We create a unique environment where together we recycle electronic waste, while providing meaning and connection for participants and volunteers.

We have workshops where we take apart electronic items and sort the materials for recycling. It’s fun, we do our bit for the environment and we make friends.

We are working hard to grow our locations and capacity to support many more people to lead a meaningful and purposeful life.

Our Mission

To be a social enterprise for the local community providing opportunities to recycle, volunteer, train and empower people of all abilities in an inclusive environment.

Our Vision

Empowering people to thrive and belong.

Our Story

How We Got Started

Born from a desire to find meaningful purpose for her disabled son, mother Monique noticed their son’s interest in taking things apart. This led Monique and her family to start a group to pull electronic materials apart and find where they could recycle the parts.

Today demand is growing! With new locations we have already recycled over 230,000 kilograms of eWaste and provided the opportunity for over 250 participants to take part in eWaste workshops. It is now more important than ever to assist this social enterprise to keep growing.

Why we are important?

We offer a valuable opportunity for some of the least advantaged members of our community to develop a purpose. We also provide much needed respite time for family and carers of our participants.

We are deeply committed to helping combat the effects of the fastest growing waste stream in the world! The impact of e-waste on the planet is frightening and ever-growing. Electronics continue to be discarded globally at an appalling rate, with manufacturers showing no sign of promoting repair as a user option.

We are taking action! Recycling more than 95% of items into useful products and bi-products. 

Where We Are Now

We are actively working to provide new locations and opportunities for more people. We are working hard to seek funding from Government, Private Businesses, and Individuals to ensure we can provide more purpose and opportunities in Queensland.

Meet the Board

Monique Lowndes CEO

Bachelor of Commerce/Law, CPA, CTA, Registered SMSF Auditor

After 25 years working in the taxation division of a large accounting firm, Monique changed direction completely. eWaste Connection was conceived as Monique saw the need for a meaningful activity for young people like her son who suffered from epilespy which resulted in an acquired brain injury and intellectual impairment at a young age. 

Monique has overseen the operations at eWaste Connection since late 2016 and continues to lead the business with dedication and passion.

Charles Golding Director

Charles is an Australian Chartered Accountant by profession who spent 18 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, 10 years as a partner in the compliance and tax. He subsequently became the finance director of a LSE listed company and CFO of Brisbane based Mining3. He is a past director of both public and private companies and a former tax examiner.

In a voluntary capacity he is a past Chairman of Outward Bound, Zimbabwe, a board secretary and financial adviser to two private schools, worked with Meals-on-Wheels and currently is the Honorary Treasurer for the Brookfield Show Society.

For exercise he cycles and hikes. He also likes to travel. He is a passionate reader of non-fiction including physical anthropology, history and biographies.

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Get in Touch. Get Involved.

98 Brookfield Rd,

167 Hyde Rd,

83 Oxford St,

Kenmore Manager:
Justine - 0410 425 232

Yeronga Manager:
Ben - 0415 813 137

North Booval Manager:
David - 0401 065 218

Or Monique (CEO):
0404 834 070