E-waste and hard 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 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
- Joyce Industries – California Gully phone 0409 423 891
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
- 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