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.”