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E-Waste Recycling Information

In a world powered by electricity, new technology and upgrades are common and, for some business and industry, it’s often necessary. Resource Recovery Gippsland encourages you to keep your old tech out of landfill.

What Is E-waste?

E-waste refers to all household electrical items, anything with a plug, battery or cord, that no longer works or is no longer wanted.

E-waste is Victoria’s fastest growing waste stream, and as of 1 July 2019 Victorians are no longer be able to put it in your bin or send it to landfill. Instead, it must be recycled.

Electronics contain materials that can be reused, repurposed and recycled. Viewing e-waste as a valuable resource is key to ensuring it is dealt with in a responsible and eco-friendly way that keeps it out of landfill.

It means that resources can be recovered and waste is minimised, something that’s good for the environment and good for the economy.

E-waste In Gippsland

Most council transfer stations in Gippsland accept larger e-waste items like fridges, washing machines and dryers (sometimes fees are attached). Councils may also offer hard rubbish collection services. It varies from council to council.

It is always best to contact your local council where you can take your e-waste, use the links below to find out more.

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E-waste Information

Sustainability Victoria has developed a number of resources for community and business that provide further information about e-waste.

 

Take Your Waste To A Better Place – Sustainability Victoria

There’s a better place for e-waste than your rubbish bin.



It’s much better going to a place where we can recover the precious materials to be reused and capture the nasty bits before they can do harm.

Recycling your e-waste is important and necessary. 
But even better is to try and avoid creating e-waste in the first place.

Visit Sustainability Victoria to find out what you can do to avoid creating e-waste.

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