Electronic waste, commonly known as e-waste, is growing up to three times faster than other types of household waste in Australia.
What is e-waste
E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. This covers a whole range of items from work, home and even the garden shed, such as mobile phones, computers, televisions, kitchen appliances, power tools and toys.
The Victorian Government is banning e-waste in landfills from 1 July 2019 across the state. This means from 1 July 2019 e-waste can no longer be placed in your household garbage bin.
E-waste can contain hazardous materials that can leach into the soil and groundwater or be released into the air causing long term environmental damage and harm to human health. Electronic and electrical goods also contain valuable materials that can be recovered for recycling.
Recycling e-waste in Moreland
From 1 July 2019 Moreland residents will be able to recycle their e-waste through Council’s bi-annual kerbside hard waste collection in Spring and Autumn. E-waste can be placed on the kerbside (in a separate pile) during the hard waste collection for recycling.
There are also a number of drop-off points available for recycling the following electrical products, in between hard waste collections:
For more information about the e-waste landfill ban, what e-waste is, and to find details of other recycling options visit Sustainability Victoria's e-waste website or contact Council.