E-waste

If it is unwanted, has a plug, battery or cord, then it's e-waste. Full of valuable resources that can be reused as well as hazardous materials that need to be kept out of landfill.

These efforts have been further strengthened by the ban issued by the Victorian Government from 1 July 2019, removing all electronic waste from landfills.

Household batteries and smaller e-waste items such as phones, tablets, cameras and accessories can also be taken to our Service Centres in Cobram and Yarrawonga as well as the Barmah Heritage Centre and Numurkah Information Centre.

E-waste is accepted at the following transfer stations. Charges apply and will be determined by the site operator, depending on the items:

  • Barmah Transfer Station
  • Cobram Landfill
  • Nathalia Transfer Station
  • Numurkah Transfer Station
  • St James Transfer Station
  • Yarrawonga Transfer Station

E-waste is no longer accepted at the following Transfer Stations:

  • Strathmerton Transfer Station
  • Tungamah Transfer Station
  • Yabba Transfer Station

NOTE: The Operator is unable to assist with unloading of items brought to the landfill or transfer station.

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What is e-waste?

From your phone to your fridge, your laptop to your electric lawnmower, it covers a whole range of items from work, home and even the garden shed, including:

  • Large and small household appliances (fridges, irons, kettles, hair dryers)
  • IT, telecommunication and TV equipment (computers and their accessories, tablets, mobile phones, TV’s)
  • Lighting (LEDs, fluorescent lamps)
  • Electrical and electronic tools (drills, lawnmowers)
  • Toys, leisure and sport equipment (race cars, hand-held video games, musical equipment)
  • Other e-waste (medical devices, thermostats)

These items are then transported to Melbourne to be recycled.

Electronic and electrical waste:

  • is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste
  • contains hazardous materials like cadmium, lead and mercury that can harm the environment – and us
  • contains valuable materials like gold, silver and copper which can be recovered in the recycling process and reused
  • up to 90% of your phones, TVs and computers can be recycled – almost every part of your old electronics can be remade into something new

For all these reasons, it’s important that all our electronic and electrical waste is managed safely and effectively.

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Mobile phones

As well as our nine transfer stations and service centres, your old phones can be recycled through Mobile Muster. 

Check out the website for a listing of drop off points. Mobile Muster is a national recycling program which prevents mobile phones ending up in landfill.

What is accepted?

  • All makes and models of mobile phones
  • All mobile phone batteries
  • All mobile chargers and accessories
  • All mobile wireless internet devices
  • All smart watches

Take your e-waste to a better place