E-waste (disposing of electrical and battery-operated items)
- e-waste is banned from Victorian landfill. This means it can't go into any of your household bins.
- The e-waste landfill ban will help keep toxic materials and valuable resources out of landfill.
- You will need to recycle your e-waste at e-waste drop-off locations, through our hard and bundled green waste collection or at our e-waste drop off events.
- To find out how to dispose of the following items, visit the A to Z waste guide:
What is e-waste?
E-waste is any item that has a battery, cord or plug, and is at the end of its useful life.
Examples of e-waste include:
- vacuum cleaners
- powered toys
- power tools.
E-waste is the fastest growing waste type in the world.
How to dispose of e-waste
Reuse, donate or sell
- First consider if you can fix your item, give it to someone else or sell it.
Hard and bundled green waste collection
- E-waste can be left out at your next hard and bundled green waste collection.
- Please put your e-waste in one pile for collection.
E-waste drop-off points
- E-waste items can be dropped-off at private operators throughout the shire – often for free or low-cost. Recycling Near You has an extensive list of recycling options.
- This list of free drop-off locations is updated regularly. Please visit the website or contact the provider to confirm opening times and any restrictions. Please email any updates to this list to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any small e-waste
(Must fit within 8cm by 40cm slot)
Reasons for the e-waste in landfill ban
E-waste contains materials that are sometimes hazardous.
The ban ensures that:
- toxic materials are not released into the soil or waterways
- e-waste is recycled through specialist programs, so that valuable materials can be used again. This reduces the need for new resources.
Visit the Sustainability Victoria website