What is electronic waste (e-waste)?
E-waste refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted such as:
Large appliances like fridges.
Small appliances like toasters and blenders.
IT, telecommunications and TV equipment like computers, printers and cables.
Lighting equipment like fluorescent lamps.
Electrical and electronic tools like drills and sewing machines.
Toys, leisure and sports equipment like hand held video games and battery operated toys.
Can you place electronic waste into your bins?
E-waste can contain hazardous materials such as heavy metals like lead, mercury and cadmium. These items also contain valuable materials which can be recycled and reused. Also the Victorian Government banned e-waste going to landfill from 1 July 2019.