The Victorian Government is investing $16.5 million to upgrade e-waste collection and storage facilities across the state and to deliver an education campaign. This work is to support the upcoming ban on e-waste in landfills in mid-2019.
‘E-waste’ describes electrical or electronic equipment with a power cord or battery and its parts that have been discarded by the owner as waste without the intention of re-use. It contains both hazardous materials, which can harm the environment and human health, and valuable materials, which are scarce and worth recovering.
$15 million e-waste Infrastructure Grants
Applications are now closed for the $15 million e-waste Infrastructure Grants.
Local government and state government entities with sites listed in the Victorian E-waste Collection Network (VECN) were invited to submit proposal for grants of up to $100,000 to complete infrastructure upgrades.
The grants will establish one of the best e-waste collection networks in Australia and will:
- support infrastructure upgrades to provide reasonable access for 98 per cent of Victorians across metropolitan and regional areas
- upgrade more than 130 e-waste collection sites
- increase local government’s capacity and capability to safely collect and store the increasing volumes of e-waste in Victoria.
For further information please contact SV’s Program Lead email@example.com
$1.5 million Education and Awareness Campaign
The education and awareness campaign aims to foster new behaviours in managing e-waste in Victoria. It has an emphasis on building knowledge about what e-waste is, as well as providing clear information about where unwanted electronic and electrical goods can be taken.
For more information,vist the e-waste website.
Victorian Government e-waste landfill ban progress and next steps
|Key milestone||Anticipated timeframe||Completed|
|Public consultation on the preferred e-waste policy package||September 2017–January 2018|
|E-waste Infrastructure Support Program (grants and campaign) announced||26 April 2018|
|$1.5 million awareness campaign commences||Mid-2018|
|$15 million E-waste Infrastructure Grants close||3pm, Friday 14 September 2018|
|E-waste Infrastructure building commences
||from October 2018
|Regulatory components take effect||1 July 2019|