Dispose of electronic waste (e-waste)

What is electronic waste (e-waste)?

E-waste refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted such as:

  • Large appliances like fridges.

  • Small appliances like toasters and blenders.

  • IT, telecommunications and TV equipment like computers, printers and cables.

  • Lighting equipment like fluorescent lamps.

  • Electrical and electronic tools like drills and sewing machines.

  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment like hand held video games and battery operated toys.

Not sure if your item is electronic waste?

Check our A-Z Waste and Recycling guide or contact us.


Can you place electronic waste into your bins?


E-waste can contain hazardous materials such as heavy metals like lead, mercury and cadmium. These items also contain valuable materials which can be recycled and reused. Also the Victorian Government banned e-waste going to landfill from 1 July 2019.

How to dispose of electronic waste

Do not put e-waste in your bin, instead:

  1. Find a local mini recycling station to drop off your smaller items

  2. Book a place at our next Waste Drop Off Day event.

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