E-waste refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. The Victorian Government banned e-waste from landfill as of 1 July 2019.
Recycling your e-waste is important, but if we can avoid creating it, that is even better. If you have an item that still works, consider trying to find a new home for it first – friends, family, sell it, donate it (check they are happy/can accept).
Our transfer stations accept e-waste for free from residents.
Items that are considered e-waste:
- Televisions, printers, computer equipment (including monitor and mouse)
- Small appliances – irons, toasters, kettles
- DVD players, microwaves
- Phones, chargers, tablets
- Light bulbs
- Toys with batteries
Starting from February 6 2023 Hepburn Shire Council is trialing an e-waste recovery pilot at Daylesford Transfer Station.
E-waste items that pass a visual inspection will be test and tagged, and available for purchase through our tip shop. Test and tagging ensures an electrical item is safe to use but does not guarantee function.