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. E-waste contains potentially hazardous and valuable materials, which don‘t belong in landfill.

To help protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government has banned all e-waste from landfill as of 1 July 2019. That means e-waste cannot 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.

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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 banned 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.

Learn more