Take your e-waste to a better place

To help protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government has banned all e-waste from going to landfill as of 1 July 2019. That means, e-waste can’t go in any bin at home.

Where do I take e-waste?

Although you cannot put your e-waste into your regular rubbish or recycling bin, there are several more responsible methods for disposing of end-of-life electronic items:

  • Werribee Refuse Disposal Facility: Take your e-waste to the Werribee Refuse Disposal Facility at 470 Wests Road, Werribee (fees may apply – refer to the table below for details).
  • Hard Waste Collection: You can book a hard waste collection and include your e-waste for free recycling.
  • E-Waste Drop-off Hubs: Use the e-waste drop-off hubs located in the car parks of Tarneit Community Learning Centre, Saltwater Community Centre, Manor Lakes Community Learning Centre, Arndell Park Community Centre, Featherbrook Community Centre, and the Youth Resource Centre. 
    Note: Each location has one e-waste container next to two clothing containers. The e-waste container is suitable for small handheld e-waste items such as laptops and electrical appliances. Items must be under 50cm high and 60cm wide to fit in the tray.
  • E-Waste Drop-off Events and Pop-Up Recycling Events: Bring your e-waste to one of our events held at various times and locations throughout the year. Accepted items include small electronic devices such as TVs, computers, stereos, printers, and kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor appliances. For information on upcoming events, visit Wyndham Events and search for ‘E-waste’ or ‘Recycling’. Refuse Disposal Facility at 470 Wests Road, Werribee (fees may apply – refer to the table below for details).

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.


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