The Victorian Government banned the disposal of e-waste to landfill on 1 July 2019.
E-waste is growing three times faster than general waste in Australia. This stream of waste contains hazardous materials which can harm the environment and human health. It also contains valuable materials which are scarce and worth recovering.
We are facilitating $15 million of funding via two rounds of the E-waste Infrastructure Grants that aim to:
- provide support to build the capacity and capability of those managing e-waste
- ensure that collection, storage and reprocessing of e-waste is conducted to a high standard.
Both rounds are now closed, with round two outcomes to be announced in August 2020.
Round one: Upgrading the e-waste collection network
This round committed to upgrading Victoria’s E-waste Collection Network (VECN). Funding delivered 123 upgrades to local government owned transfer stations and resource recovery centres and 50 e-waste hubs across Victoria.