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Electronic waste collection (E-waste)


E-waste – or electronic waste – is growing 3 times faster than any other waste stream. E-waste contains potentially hazardous and valuable materials, which don‘t belong in landfill.

To help protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government has banned all e-waste from landfill as of 1 July 2019.

E-waste collection events in Maroondah

Council holds an e-waste collection event in May and October each year. We are now able to accept clean polystyrene, cardboard and textiles along with e-waste.

If you would like to receive updates on our future e-waste events and other waste events, please sign up to our Waste Education newsletter.

If you can’t make it or can’t wait for the next event, there are a number of other ways you can dispose of your e-waste. Please read the following section for alternative disposal options, including recycling of e-waste via our hard waste collection service. 

E-waste doesn’t belong in any bin, find out how to recycle e-waste below:

Council’s hard waste collection service

Eligible residential households are entitled to a maximum of two collections per financial year. Maximum of 2m3 of acceptable items taken per booking. Book first before putting items onto the nature strip by either contacting council by phone 1300 88 22 33, visiting one of Council’s Customer Service Centres, or on Council's hard waste page

E-waste collection event

Council hosts e-waste collections events throughout the year. Disposal of e-waste is free for Maroondah residents. The next e-waste collection event will be held later in the year. To be notified of the next event, sign up to our waste education enewsletter

Local transfer station

There are several privately-run transfer stations in and around Maroondah that will take e-waste. Please note that whilst some transfer stations accept e-waste for free, pricing can change. 

Contact your chosen transfer station first or visit their website to get information on up to date costs. For a list of nearby transfer stations and their contact details see our Recycling and waste centres page 

Industry-run recycling drop-off points

TVs and computers can be taken to an industry-run recycling drop-off point for free under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. You can find a list of nearby drop off points by visiting Planet Ark

Service Centres

Household batteries and mobile phones can be dropped off for free at one of Council’s Customer Service Centres

A-Z of Disposal Guide

 For a list of all e-waste recycling options in and around Maroondah see our 'E' secton of our A-Z of Disposal Guide

What is e-waste?

E-waste refers to unwanted and discarded electrical and electronic products – essentially anything powered by batteries or an electrical cord and plug.

Why should it be recycled?

E-waste contains valuable materials that can be recycled and a few hazardous materials that are better kept out of landfill sites.

Where can I find more information about recycling e-waste?

Visit the Sustainability Victoria website to learn more about the e-waste ban and recycling your e-waste.

Take your e-waste to a better place

From Sustainability Victoria

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