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E-Waste Recycling Information

What is E-Waste?

If it’s got a plug, battery or cord and is unwanted, it’s e-waste. It could be any of a whole range of items from work, home or even the garden shed. From old phones, computers and household appliances to power tools and toys.

Electronic waste is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste. The good news is that e-waste is more than 95 per cent recyclable. For example, old mobile phones can be recycled to make stainless steel goods, new batteries and even plastic fence posts.

E-waste is full of resources we can reuse, as well as some nasty materials that are bad for the environment. Rather than putting it in the bin and sending it to landfill, Victorian law now requires all e-waste to be recycled. South Gippsland residents can drop off e-waste for recycling at any of Council’s six waste transfer stations. Fees apply to some specific items to cover the cost of recycling and transport. Other items such as anything predominately metal is able to be dropped off free of charge (de-gassing fee may apply for fridges, freezers and air conditioning units). E-waste dropped off for recycling at a waste transfer station is sent to a licenced e-waste recycler.