E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted. The Victorian Government recently introduced a ban which prevents e-waste being placed in any bin or landfill.
Unwanted e-waste, or electronic waste, from the home, office or shed can be dropped at one of the designated e-waste drop-off points located within your shire.
Your unwanted e-waste is transferred to a reprocesser where it is shredded, sorted and repurposed. E-waste is recovered in a number of ways, depending on the item and can be repurposed for use in new batteries, electronics, homewares and more.
Valuable materials recovered from e-waste include:
By disposing of your e-waste correctly and dropping it at designated drop-off point you are protecting the environment by:
• Reducing what is sent to landfill
• Keeping harmful materials contained in e-waste out of the environment
• Reducing greenhouse gases created in the production of new material
Visit www.ewaste.vic.gov.au or contact your local council to find your nearest e-waste drop-off point.