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 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 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 mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

E-waste category

Drop-off location

Any e-waste

Small e-waste items, household batteries,
mobile phones and x-rays


Items dropped at the collection points listed below must fit within the 8cm by 40cm slot. 

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

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