E-Waste Ban from 1 July 2019

To help protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government is banning all electronic waste (E-waste) from going to landfill as of Monday 1 July 2019.

From Monday 1 July, residents cannot dispose of E-waste items in their kerbside waste or recycling bins. E-waste must be taken to a designated collection point for disposal.

E-waste is growing three times faster than the rate of standard waste. It contains potentially hazardous materials which can harm the environment and human health when not disposed of properly. Valuable materials like copper, plastics and aluminium contained in E-waste are lost when appliances, computers and other household electrical goods are sent to landfill.

E-waste is any device that has a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted. Materials from these devices such as plastic, batteries, precious metals and glass can be turned into reusable products such as toys, keyboards, new batteries, new screens for TVs, jewellery and more.

All Southern Grampians Shire transfer stations will accept E-waste and Council will work closely with Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group to roll out education programs to the wider community.

While most of these items are part of a recycling scheme and will be free to recycle, some items will incur a fee. Refer to www.sthgrampians.vic.gov.au/waste for charges.

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