Take your e-waste to a better place

There’s a better place for e-waste than your rubbish bin. It’s much better going to a place where we can recover the precious materials to be reused and capture the nasty bits before they can do harm.

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E-waste, what is it?

E-waste refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. It covers a whole range of items from work, home and even the garden shed. 

And they're actually full of valuable resources we can reuse...

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

Why recycle it?

Interesting facts

More than 1.5 million TVs are discarded in Australia every year
Up to 90% of your phone, TV and computer can be recycled
The total value of raw materials in global e-waste in 2016 was A$80 billion

Where does it all go?

The way e-waste is recycled can vary between recyclers, but it generally follows a similar pattern:

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

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What else can I do?

Recycling your e-waste 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 campaign to support the ban on e-waste in landfills.

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