What is E-waste?

E-waste refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. From your phone to your fridge, to your laptop and electric lawn mower, it covers a whole range of items from work, home and even the garden shed, including:

  • Large and small household appliances (fridges, irons, kettle, hair dryers)
  • IT, telecommunications and TV equipment (computers and their accessories, tablets, mobile phone, TVs)
  • Lighting (LEDs, fluorescent globes)
  • Electrical and electronic tools (drills, lawnmowers)
  • Toys, leisure and sport equipment (race cares, hand-held video games, musical equipment)
  • Other e-waste (medical devices, thermostats).

E-waste is full of valuable resources that we can reuse, as well as others that are bad for the environment. Rather than putting it in the bin, e-waste is much better going to a place where materials can be recovered and reused.

E-waste is no longer be accepted in any bin and can now be taken to one of the many e-waste drop-off locations across the region. To find your nearest e-waste drop-off point, visit www.ewaste.vic.gov.au or contact your local council.

But before you drop off your e-waste, have you thought about getting it repaired? Or if it is in good working order, why not donate it or sell it? To find your nearest repair or donate options for electrical and electronic items in the Barwon South West region, check out our directories below:

  • Where can I get my electric and electronic items repaired?
  • Where can I donate electric and electronic items?

Where can I get my electric and electronic items repaired?

Repairing electric and electronic items saves valuable resources by extending the life of these goods.

This directory provides information about repair options for electric or electronic items in the Barwon South West region.

Before you get an item repaired, make sure you check:

  • the manufacturer’s warranty and repair information for your item
  • that the repairer is suitably qualified and they can repair your type of item
  • any fees that the repairers will charge for the service.

Click here to view repair options in your local area.

Where can I donate my electrical and electronic good?

Donating your unwanted electric and electronic items gives them a new life and supports local charity. Make sure you only donate items that are in good working order and contact the charity to ensure they can accept your items before you drop them off.

This directory provides information about donate options for electric or electronic items in the Barwon South West region.

Click here to view donation options in your local area.