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Published Monday 24 June 2019
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E-waste banned in Victoria from July

To help protect the environment and recover more resources, the Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from being sent to landfill from 1 July.

E-waste – or electronic waste – is growing three times faster than the rate of standard waste across Victoria.

Residents can take anything with a plug, cord or battery free of charge to one of Mitchell Shire Council’s Resource Recovery Centres. E-waste will be collected and sent to processors where it will be disassembled, sorted and recycled.

E-waste items that can be recycled include:

  • Large appliances (‘white goods’, refrigerators, washing machines)
  • Lighting equipment (lamps, LEDs, compact fluorescent lamps)
  • Small appliances (Irons, toasters, hair dryers, watches)
  • Electrical and electronic tools (drills, saws, sewing machines, mowers)
  • IT and TV equipment (computers, laptops, phones, televisions)
  • Toys, leisure and sports gear (electric trains and cars, hand-held games, consoles, amplifiers, radios)

For more information on our Resource Recovery Centres in Broadford, Pyalong, Seymour and Wallan, please visit www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/resource-recovery

Quotes Attributable to Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“Minimising the impact e-waste has on our environment is important and that is why disposing of your old electronic devices correctly is important. We offer this service free of charge to make sure e-waste is taken to a better place,” he said.

“The e-waste ban means people can no longer dispose of anything with a battery, cord or plug into their bins. These kinds of items in landfill are hazardous and can hurt the environment.

“Next time you are going through your old electronics during a spring clean or a move, please make sure you bring your e-waste to one of our resource recovery centres.”