Electronic Waste (e-waste)

Electronic waste (e-waste) is any unwanted item with a plug, battery or cord.  From 1 July you can no longer put e-waste in domestic rubbish bins. 

E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream and in 2016, only 20%  of e-waste was recycled.

  • 99% of your mobile phone can be recycled and re-used
  • Electronics contain hazardous materials including heavy metals like lead, mercury and cadmium CFCS and flame retardants that can cause environmental damage
  • E-waste has recoverable valuable materials, including tin, nickel, zinc, aluminium, copper, silver, gold and plastic.

Take a look at what’s inside e-waste and why we can take it to a better place!

 

What Can I Do With My E-waste?

While you can’t put your e-waste in your kerb side garbage bin, you can use any of the services outlined below to recycle your e-waste or visit Sustainability Victoria