Where do I take e-waste?
You can take your e-waste to a number of locations around the state where it will be recycled safely.
The Victorian Government is committed to making e-waste recycling as easy as possible.
We are currently working to upgrade the e-waste collection network across the state. This will increase community access to e-waste drop-off points and expand the capacity of these facilities to receive and manage rising volumes of e-waste.
Find out where to take your e-waste by checking the below options.
Find your nearest e-waste drop-off point
Planet Ark's Recycling Near You website includes a search tool for locating your nearest e-waste recycling drop-off point.
Check your local council
Many council transfer stations provide an e-waste recycling drop-off service. Check our list of council waste and recycling services for links to recycling information for your local area. Please note: Fees may apply for some transfer station services.
TVs and computers
The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme has designated free collection points across Victoria. You can drop off your old TVs, computers and computer products for safe recovery.
Mobile Muster accepts old mobile phones, tablets, chargers and accessories - even smart watches - for recycling. There are various drop-off points across Victoria. They also offer free postage. Businesses can also use the Mobile Muster service by utilising free collection units and its pick-up service.
Household batteries can be dropped off for recycling at participating Aldi and Batteryworld stores. Check Sustainability Victoria's battery recycling webpage for more information and options for other types of batteries.
Businesses can use the Business Recycling website, a free service that accepts old and used batteries.
Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs can be disposed of for free at permanent drop-off sites located at most council-operated transfer stations.
Businesses can use Fluorocycle, a voluntary product stewardship scheme that seeks to increase the national recycling rate of mercury-containing lamps.
Options for businesses
Drop Zone can provide an e-waste bin or battery bucket at your place of business. They will also collect all types of e-waste from large corporations, councils, schools, universities and small and medium enterprise.
TechCollect is fully funded by many computer and TV manufacturers and importers. They provide businesses a completely free service and are located at many waste transfer stations throughout Victoria.
Green Collect is a social enterprise that transforms office waste into value and provides a range of collection services to businesses.
Still can't find somewhere close by?
If you can’t find an option close by or have a different electronic item to recycle, you can still take your e-waste to a better place by:
- contacting your local council for information on e-waste drop-off options in your area
- offering the goods (if they still work) to friends or family
- considering repairing the item (if it is broken)
- holding onto the item until an appropriate e-waste recycling option becomes available in your area.