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.
Other drop off points for smaller items are loated at Marong Neighbourhood House, Spring Gully (Retirement Village) Post Office, Heathcote and Hopetoun Mill Council Offices.
To find out more information on e-waste visit https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/Campaigns/eWaste