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E-waste and hard waste

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E-waste

To help protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government has banned all e-waste from going to landfill as of July 1, 2019. That means e-waste can’t go in any bin.

E-waste – or electronic waste – is growing three times faster than the rate of standard municipal waste. It contains many potentially hazardous and valuable materials, which don‘t belong in landfill.

E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted. It covers a whole range of items from phones and refrigerators to fluorescent light tubes.

E-waste recovery is important and necessary. But even better is to try and avoid creating e-waste in the first place.

E-waste can be taken to the Heathcote, Goornong and Strathfieldsaye transfer stations for free as well as the Eaglehawk Recycle Shop (ERS). Please note there is a charge at ERS for items that need degassing.

To find out more information on e-waste visit https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Campaigns/eWaste

Hard waste

Hard waste is the non-degradable waste that is too large to fit into a garbage bin. It includes whitegoods, furniture, household appliances, metals, wood and old car parts and tools.

The City does not offer a hard waste collection service to residents. You can take hard waste to the Eaglehawk Recycle Shop, Heathcote Transfer Station, Goornong Transfer Station or Strathfieldsaye Transfer Station.

Contact a business that offers waste disposal services in the Greater Bendigo region:

White goods, hard waste, electronic equipment, TVs

  • Eaglehawk Recycle Shop – 189 Upper California Gully Road Eaglehawk phone 03 5446 3467 

TVs and monitors (only)

  • Strathfieldsaye Transfer Station – 998 Wellington Road, Strathfieldsaye phone 03 5439 3119 
  • Goornong Transfer Station – 55-59 English's Road, Goornong phone 0437 700 852

Building waste, bricks, rubble

  • Allstone Quarries (ASQ) – Alexandra Street Eaglehawk phone 03 5446 1292 
  • Ken Hopley Demolition Recycling – 6 Prospect Road Bendigo phone 03 5443 1466 
  • Accurate Demolitions – Bendigo phone 0409 012 780
  • Pearce Concrete -  153-157 Allingham St, Golden Square phone 03 5447 0388 

Oil recyclers

  • Triple R Waste Oil Collection – Bendigo phone 1300 737 615  

Clothing, textile recyclers

  • Salvation Army Family Stores – 9 Whip Court Long Gully phone 03 5442 4656 

Bin hire, recycling

  • SUEZ Bendigo Services Centre – 29-33 Howard Street Epsom phone 03 5446 5100 
  • Cleanaway Cardboard Recycling – Bendigo phone 131 339 
  • Garden Gully Bin Hire – Bendigo phone 0419 117 238 
  • Big Boy Recycle bin hire – 132 Maiden Gully Road, Maiden Gully phone 03 5449 6849 
  • Veolia Recycling Services – Bendigo phone 132 955 
  • Sandhurst Enterprise Recycling – Piper Lane Bendigo East phone 03 5441 6795 
  • Tiger Bin Hire – 3 George Street Bendigo phone 0467 542 366
  • Pig Bins – Bendigo phone 1300 744 246

Printer and toner cartridges

  • Cartridge World Bendigo 03 5444 4984 

Metal recyclers, auto-parts recycling

  • One Steel Metal Recycling – 6 Baldock Court Eaglehawk phone 03 5446 1800 
  • ALBA Metal Recycling – 3 Wellsford Drive Bendigo East phone 03 5442 6470 
  • K.J.P.A Maher Metal Recyclers & Car Removals – 53 Stephenson Street Huntly phone 03 5448 8122 
  • Central Vic Recycling (dismantlers, auto parts) – 32A Caldwells Road Eaglehawk phone 0401 193 430

A-Z Guide for Waste


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For more information about our waste collection and disposal services please contact us on 03 5434 6000.


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