E-waste and 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 Eco-Centre, Heathcote Transfer Station, Goornong Transfer Station or Strathfieldsaye Transfer Station.
To help protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from going to landfill as of 1 July 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 from July 1st or the Eaglehawk Recycle Shop (ERS) where charges may apply, please contact ERS for more information.
To find out more information on e-waste visit https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Campaigns/eWaste