What is e-waste

E-waste (electronic waste) is any unwanted or broken item with a:

  • plug
  • battery
  • cord
  • any other power supply.
You must not put e-waste in any of your bins. The Victorian Government has banned e-waste from going to landfill. 

Examples of e-waste include:

  • batteries
  • light globes
  • vacuum cleaners
  • computers
  • TVs 
  • mobile phones
  • small and large household appliances
  • power tools
  • battery-powered toys.

For more examples of e-waste visit the Sustainability Victoria website.

Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre drop off

The Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre accepts small to medium-sized e-waste (up to the size of a large microwave) for free. 

You need to pay a fee for large items and whitegoods such as fridges. 

Find out more about what can be dropped off and fees on our Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre page.

Collection points

Drop off small e-waste such as batteries, mobile phones, irons, electrical cables, kettles and hairdryers at any of our collection points. 

Items that can't be dropped off at collection points include:

  • TVs
  • vacuum cleaners
  • printers
  • microwaves.

Collection points are near our customer service desks at:

More information

For more drop-off locations visit the Sustainability Victoria website.

Some e-waste can be placed in your hard waste collection. Book a hard waste collection for your home. 

For tips and resources on avoiding, reusing and recycling e-waste visit our reduce and recycle your waste page

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