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
From February- June 2023 Hepburn Shire Council trialed an e-waste recovery pilot at Daylesford Transfer Station, this is now a permanent offering.
E-waste items that pass a visual inspection will be test and tagged, and available for purchase through our resource recovery shop (a.k.a tip shop). Test and tagging ensures electrical items are safe to use but does not guarantee function.