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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.

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.

Bring any unwanted e-waste to one of the drop events below to have it recycled free of charge.

  • Wednesday 24 July 2019, 8:30am – 11:30am: Arndell Park Community Centre, 29-49 Federation Blvd, Truganina
  • Friday 9 August 2019, 9:30am-12:30pm: Manor Lakes Community Learning Centre, 86 Manor Lakes Blvd, Manor Lakes
  • Wednesday 21 August 2019, 8:30am to 11:30am: Penrose Community Centre, 83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit
  • Saturday 7 September 2019, 1pm - 4pm: Encore Events Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing

What is E-Waste?

If it’s got a plug, battery or cord and is unwanted, it’s e-waste. It could be any of a whole range of items from work, home or even the garden shed. 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.

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

Where do I take it?

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), include it in your hard waste collection or take it to one of our next Pop Up E-Waste drop off events listed above.

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

 

 

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