Greening TAFE SA



The Institute has entered into an agreement with Ricoh Australia & Close the Loop to provide a take-back program for all imaging cartridges including all inkjets, laser cartridges, toner bottles, drum kits, fuser kits, PCU’s of any brand from any fax, photocopier or printer.

To assist staff with recycling, collection points have been set up at each of the listed campuses, staff are requested to forward cartridges to these points for disposal or alternatively cartridges securely packaged & labelled ‘Recycle’ can be forwarded via the internal courier to Regency Campus, G store. 

Collection Points for Cartridges:

  • Croydon - Client Services/Reception
  • Croydon Automotive/Reception
  • Croydon Print Room
  • Elizabeth - Main Store
  • Gilles Plains - Main Store
  • Regency - G Store
  • Port Adelaide -Client Services/Reception
  • Salisbury Campus - Client Services/Reception
  • Tea Tree Gully Client Services/Reception

Close the Loop is a leading recycler of cartridges and you can find out more information on the recycling process and recycled products by visiting there web site:

Recycling of Mobile Phones and Accessories

The TAN Procurement Unit recycles mobile phones through the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association recycling program ‘mobile muster’. AMTA are leading recyclers of mobile phones and you can find out more information by visiting the AMTA web site.

Staff are requested to forward surplus mobile phones, mobile phone batteries and accessories to the Gilles Plains Store via the Institute internal courier for de-registration before disposal.

More Information

If you require further information or have recycling suggestions please contact:

Kevin Richards
Assets & Procurement Unit
Resource Manager- Procurement
TAFE SA, Elizabeth Campus
Ph: 82079584 
Fax: 82079654
M: 0401124698

If you would like to know more about recycling in your local area please visit:

Limestone Coast team rises to Carbon Challenge

Sep 07, 2012

Staff and students at the TAFE SA Mt Gambier Campus are celebrating a state-wide win in the TAFE SA Regional Great Carbon Challenge. Mt Gambier’s Keen to be Green team beat 11 other teams by developing numerous initiatives to help reduce the campus carbon footprint.

The Keen to be Green team won points by gaining staff pledges to reduce electricity, water and resource use and to increase recycling rates. Keen to be Green organised an e-waste collection, gathered compostable waste from around the campus to produce mulch for the gardens, and produced a video to publicise the composting process.

Facilities team leader, Robbie Ransom, said that he was really happy with the win and the effort shown by all staff was fantastic. “Now that we have introduced these changes it is important that we keep educating others to follow, especially the recycling of paper, cardboard and the separation of food waste. The removal of rubbish bins under desks has been a challenge, but staff are starting to realise the benefits of separating their own rubbish at designated recycling stations”, said Mr Ransom.

Coinciding with the Carbon Challenge TAFE SA Regional has been shortlisted for a prestigious Australasian Green Gown Award. 

TAFE SA Regional Managing Director, Denise Janek, said, “This is the second year running that TAFE SA Regional has been nominated for an Australasian Green Gown Award. The Mt Gambier Campus has played a major role this year in raising the national profile of the Great Carbon Challenge. Staff and students are to be congratulated for their creativity, persistence and hard work.”

The winner of the Australasian Green Gown Award will be announced at the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Conference in Brisbane on 27 September 2012.

Find out more about Sustainability at TAFE SA

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