From Monday 1 July 2019, the Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from going to landfill.
The new law means you can’t put e-waste in any of your kerbside bins - all e-waste items must be kept separate. You can then get rid of your e-waste using any of these five options:
Drop off e-waste at the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre at 648 Riversdale Road, Camberwell. The centre accepts all e-waste, but charges apply for larger items and whitegoods. To avoid any surprises, please check our website before your visit.
- Drop off e-waste at one of six e-waste collection banks across Boroondara (small items only). See E-waste for details.
- If your kerbside bins are collected by Council, you can book a hard waste collection from your home for all e-waste items.
- Visit ewaste.vic.gov.au to find nearby drop-off sites run by other councils.
- Ask your retailer if they will take back your old e-waste when you buy replacement items.
Electronic waste (e-waste) refers to any item with a plug, battery, cord or alternative power source which is no longer working or wanted. Examples of e-waste include toasters, power cords, TVs, hairdryers, rice cookers, DVD players, power tools, batteries, computers, chargers and whitegoods.
Many electronic items contain hazardous materials. If these end up in landfill, chemicals can potentially leach into groundwater and soil or be released into the air, creating long-term environmental contamination and health issues. E-waste also contains a number of precious resources which should be recovered and recycled.