Wellington Shire Council is preparing for the state-wide ban on e-waste being disposed of through household rubbish bins or landfill.
E-waste is defined as any item that needs a plug or a battery to work.
After 1 July, Wellington residents can drop off their e-waste at our transfer stations at Kilmany, Maffra, Stratford, Yarram, Loch Sport, Heyfield, Seaspray and Dargo during normal operating hours. The e-waste will need to be separated from general waste.
There will also be e-waste bins ideal for small items located in the Wellington Centre at the Port of Sale and the Yarram Hub.
E-waste will no longer be allowed in household bins.
Examples of e-waste include:
- Computers, monitors, mice, keyboards, printers, faxes
- Entertainment equipment – TV’s, VCRs, DVD players, remote controls, cameras, game consoles
- Mobile phones/telephones
- Power tools such as drills, electric mowers, sewing machines, electric mixers
- Other components including transformers & resistors
- Electronic games including computer game consoles
- Household appliances such as microwaves, toasters, irons, kettles, vacuum cleaners and hairdryers
A Live e-waste Q&A event will be held on Council’s Facebook page on Wednesday, 26 June from 7.15pm. Anyone wanting to ask specific questions about Council’s response to the e-waste ban is welcome to log on and join in the conversation. Simply visit Council’s Facebook page and you will find information in the ‘Events’ section.
To learn more about e-waste, visit Sustainability Victoria’s website at www.ewaste.vic.gov.au