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

  • From 1 July 2019, e-waste will be banned from Victorian landfill. This means that e-waste cannot 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.

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.

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.

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.

We have also created this list of free drop-off locations. This list is updated regularly to ensure accuracy, please visit the website or contact the provider to confirm opening times and any restrictions. To send us an update to this list, email 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
Must fit within 8cm by 40cm slot

Mobile phones and chargers

Computers and computer accessories


Batteries – household

Tablets, notebooks and palmtops

CDs and DVDs
Apple products Visit the Apple trade-in website and a postage label will be provided.

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