Electronic Waste

Latrobe City Council will no longer be accepting electronic waste (‘E-waste’) in kerbside garbage bins due to a national ban on e-waste going to landfill coming into effect on 1 July. Due to increased technology trends, reduced product lifespan and consumer demand for new products, E-waste is growing three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia.

From 22 July, residents will be able to drop smaller e-waste items including laptops, computer cords and cables, computer mouses, power boards, tablets, GPS devices, iPods, CD’s and VHS tapes, USB sticks, remote controls, gaming consoles and cameras in special e-waste ‘Drop Boxes’ at any of the Latrobe City Council Service Centres in Churchill, Moe, Morwell, and Traralgon. Larger items such as microwave ovens and televisions must be taken to the Transfer Stations.

Keeping e-waste out of landfill and recovering the elements which can be further used is a key component in Gippsland’s commitment to maximising resources and minimising waste.

 

What is E-Waste?

‘E-waste’ is any unwanted electronic item which has a plug, cord or battery. It covers a whole range of items from work, home or the garden shed, including televisions, video gaming equipment, fridges, irons, kettles, power tools, computers and laptops, LED and fluorescent lamps. Many items can be disposed of at no charge or with a small fee on other items.

E-Waste Accepted Items

 

What Will be Accepted?

The following items will be accepted at all transfer stations as E-Waste and will not be accepted in kerbside garbage bins:

Large appliances 

Small appliances 

IT, telecommunications and TV equipment 

Other e-waste 

  • Refrigerators
  • Washing machines
  • Cookers
  • Microwaves
  • Electric fans
  • Air conditioners 
  • Irons
  • Toasters
  • Coffee machines
  • Hair dryers
  • Watches 
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Mobile phones
  • Televisions
  • Remote controls 
  • Medical devices
  • Automatic dispensers
  • Thermostats 

Lighting equipment 

Electrical and electronic tools 

Toys, leisure and sports equipment 

  • Fluorescent lamps
  • High intensity
  • Discharge lamps
  • Compact fluorescent lamps
  • LEDs 
  • Drills
  • Saws
  • Sewing machines
  • Lawn mowers
  • Batteries 
  • Electric trains and racing cars
  • Hand-held video games
  • Consoles
  • Amplifiers
  • Musical instruments
  • Radios