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E-waste (disposing of electrical and battery-operated items)

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:

  • computers
  • TV’s
  • vacuum cleaners
  • toasters
  • powered toys
  • power tools.

E-waste is the fastest growing waste type in the world.

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 included in a booked hard 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 mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au
Local drop-off points for different categories of e-waste

E-waste category

Drop-off location

Any e-waste

Any small e-waste, household batteries,
mobile phones and x-rays

(Must fit within 8cm by 40cm slot)

E-Waste drop off point: a large white box with 3 slots on the top

Collection boxes for small e-waste are available around the community.

 

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