E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted. The valuable materials in e-waste are recyclable through dedicated recycling services.

E-waste must be separated and disposed of separately from general waste and recycling. E-waste often contains hazardous material that must be treated to prevent air, land and water pollution. Changes to state law within Victoria on 1 July 2019 mean that e-waste is banned from landfill and can’t be put into kerbside general waste or recycling bins.

You can read more about the ban on the Sustainability Victoria website.