Are you looking to update your technology this Christmas?
New technology is popular on many Christmas wish lists, and can be one of the reasons behind the 30% jump in household waste around the festive season.
Remember to responsibly dispose of your e-waste – that is anything with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted.
- Large appliances like fridges, and washing machines,
- kettles, rice cookers,
- television equipment, computers, and printers.
The Victorian Government banned all E-waste from going to landfill from 1 July 2019. This means you cannot place electronic waste in any kerbside bin.
E-waste can contain hazardous materials that can leach into the soil and groundwater, or be released into the air, causing long term environmental damage.
Batteries in particular are an increasing issue resulting in a number of fires in waste collection vehicles resulting in significant damage and repair costs.
Learn more on where to safely dispose of E-waste
Take your e-waste and batteries to a drop-off site for recycling.
Find your nearest drop-off site for recycling at brimbank.vic.gov.au/ewaste