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Take your e-waste to a better place

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 do I take e-waste?

While you can’t put your e-waste in your home rubbish or recycling bin, you can take it to the Werribee Refuse Disposal Facility (470 Wests Road, Werribee) or include it in your hard waste collection for re-use free of charge. 

From 3 October 2019, Wyndham City will be conducting a three-month trial of e-waste drop off hubs at Manor Lakes Community Learning Centre, Wyndham Park community Centre and Arndell Park Community Centre.

At the three sites there will be secure, drop-off containers suitable for small handheld e-waste items such as laptops, and electrical appliances. Items must be placed within the containers and must be under 50cm high and 60cm wide in order to fit in the tray.

What is e-waste?

E-waste (electronic waste) is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer in working condition. Including small appliances such as toasters and coffee machines, electric tools like drills and sewing machines and IT equipment such as computers and laptops. Please see the list below for examples of e-waste.

If you have further questions please contact Council via wastewise@wyndham.vic.gov.au

  • Air Conditioners*
  • Coffee Machines
  • Computers
  • Dishwashers*
  • Drills
  • Dryers*
  • Fans
  • Fridges*
  • Hair Dryers / Curlers
  • Irons
  • Laptops
  • Lawn Mowers (Electric)
  • Lighting Equipment / Bulbs
  • Medical Devices
  • Microwaves
  • Musical Equipment
  • Ovens*
  • Phones
  • Power Saws
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Remote Controls
  • Safety Equipment
  • Sewing Machines
  • Sports Equipment
  • Televisions
  • Toasters
  • Tools (Electronic)
  • Toys (electronic or battery operated)
  • Video Games
  • Washing Machines*
  • Watches
  • White Goods*

* These items can only be disposed of via the transfer station (fees may apply) or hard waste collection.

Giving e-waste new life

E-waste is full of valuable resources we can reuse, as well as some nasty materials that are bad for the environment. Rather than putting it in the bin and sending it to landfill, we should take it to a better place where we can remove the bad and save the good.

Electronic waste is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste. The good news is that e-waste is more than 95 per cent recyclable. For example, old mobile phones can be recycled to make stainless steel goods, new batteries and even plastic fence posts. 

Interesting facts

  • It takes around 100,000 phones to recover 1 kilogram of gold
  • 99% of your mobile phone can be recycled and re-used
  • 1 in 5 Australians admit to hoarding their old electronic devices

Take a look at what’s inside e-waste and why we can take it to a better place.

Upcoming Pop Up E-waste Collection Events 

-    Tarneit Community Learning Centre, Saturday 19 October 9am – 12pm 
-    Featherbrook Community Centre, Saturday 30 November 9am – 12pm 

 

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