Electronic Waste (E-waste)
Electronic waste is no longer permitted to be disposed in your household bins.
Electrical waste or ‘e-waste’ is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted. Plugs, chargers and cords are also considered E-waste.
In 2019, it became illegal to dispose of E-waste in your household bins in Victoria. These items contain harmful chemicals, as well as precious metals that can be recycled.
E-waste can be placed out in Hard Rubbish collections for appropriate disposal. Collect small items can be collected together in a box clearly marked ‘E-waste’.
E-waste can be taken to waste transfer stations for disposal. This may incur a small fee.
Some electronics and office supply stores provide free drop off for computer and TV recycling. Contact the store or their website for more information.