Take your e-waste to a better place

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.

To help protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from going to landfill as of 1 July 2019. That means, e-waste can’t go in any bin.

Where to take e-waste?

Where to take your e-waste


E-waste drop-off locations

A screenshot of the e-waste locator tool showing drop-off locations on a mapFind your nearest location to drop off e-waste such as mobile phones, computers and electrical appliances.

Find your nearest location

Your local council

Recycling logo

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.

What is e-waste?

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. 

See the full list of e-waste items

Why recover it? There are many reasons why you should recycle your e-waste.

Discover more

How is e-waste processed and reused?


The way e-waste is recovered can vary between recovery partners, but it generally follows a similar pattern:

Flowchart with fours steps: disassembly to shredding to sorting to repurposed.

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Minimise your e-waste

E-waste recovery is important and necessary. But even better is to try and avoid creating e-waste in the first place.

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About the e-waste program

To protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from landfill from 1 July 2019.

To support the rollout of the ban the Victorian Government is investing $16.5 million to upgrade e-waste collection and storage facilities across the state and deliver an education program to support the ban on e-waste in landfills.

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