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.
- e-waste is banned from Victorian landfill. This means it can't go into any of your household bins. This ban helps keep toxic materials and valuable resources out of landfill.
- You will need to recycle your e-waste at e-waste drop-off locations or through our hard waste collection
- For info on how to dispose of many e-waste items including mobile phones and chargers, computers, CDs, DVDs and TVs, visit the A to Z waste guide
Examples of e-waste products
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
- First consider if you can fix your item, give it to someone else or sell it.
Hard 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.
- The list of free drop-off locations below 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
Small e-waste items, household batteries,
Items dropped at the collection points listed below must fit within the 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