The Victorian Government is banning all e-waste from going to landfill from July 1 2019.
E-waste includes any item with a plug, battery or power cord that no longer works or is wanted. It covers many things from mobile phones to lighting, appliances and computers and associated equipment.
This new ban means that no e-waste can be put in any bins and must be disposed of at a dedicated recycling facility or service. To make this easier for people, the State Government is upgrading the e-waste collection network around Victoria, including at Council waste transfer and recycling stations.
The Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station already accepts many of the items considered e-waste and will be installing a purpose-built shed at the Notting Hill facility to accept more items after 1 July.
The Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station is located at 380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill and open 7 days a week from 7.30am to 4pm.
You can also dispose of e-waste using Council’s annual hard waste collection, which begins 29 July 2019.