Published on 28 May 2019
From 1 July 2019, the Victorian Government has banned all e-waste to landfill. This means that you can no longer put electronic waste in your red bin.
E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted. This includes large appliances, such as fridges and washing machines, to batteries, watches, remote controls and old lamps. You can find more examples of e-waste at sustainability.vic.gov.au
Is it still in working order? You might be able to donate, sell or give away your electronic waste.
If not, you can dispose of it at the Benalla Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre. We have specific e-waste cages available for you to dispose of e-waste materials. If you’re coming with other items, we recommend you separate your waste first.
E-waste contains hazardous materials that can leach into soil and groundwater or release into the air.
We’re throwing away a lot of precious non-renewable resources every year, including tonnes of copper, silver, gold, plastic, tin and nickel.
Keeping e-waste out of the volume of other waste we need our landfill for makes sense.
For more information about why the Victorian Government has banned e-waste in landfills, visit ewaste.vic.gov.au