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Electronic waste collection (E-waste)

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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 collections

Council holds several e-waste collection events a year. The most recent events were held in April and May 2021. New events will be added to this page as they are booked in.  

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 several e-waste collections events throughout the year. Disposal of e-waste is free for Maroondah residents. As events are booked in, they will be updated to this page. You can also stay up to date by subscribing to Maroondah News at the bottom of this page. 

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 e-waste 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

01/02/2019
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