NOTE: information contained in the 2023 waste calendar insert in the November Knox News had incorrect information regarding e-Waste collections.
Not all e-waste items are accepted free of charge.
Visit Knox Recycling and Transfer Station for more details.
Electronic waste is no longer accepted in any bin or landfill site across Victoria.
E-waste can contain hazardous and valuable materials which shouldn't end up in landfill.
It's easy to recycle old and unwanted electronic items.
E-waste can be:
- put out with your booked hard waste service and our contractor will collect and recycle it. Eligible households can book a hard waste collection
- dropped off at the Knox Recycling & Waste Transfer Station. Fees may apply. (No charge for televisions and computer monitors)
- dropped off at an industry-run recycling drop-off point. (No charge for TVs and computers).
Find a list of drop off points near you.
What is e-waste?
Electronic waste can be any of a whole range of items from work, home or even the garden shed.
|Types of e-waste items
|Examples of e-waste items
Tech and TV equipment
Electrical and power tools
Toys, leisure and sports equipment
Benefits of recycling e-waste
Electronic waste is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste.
Recycling these items will:
- reduce landfill
- protect the environment
- encourage safe management of hazardous materials found in e-waste
- enable greater recovery of the valuable materials.
How e-waste is processed and reused
Once your e-waste has been collected or dropped off
- Items are carefully disassembled
- Remaining components are shredded. Data destruction also takes place at this stage
- Raw materials are processed and sorted
- Repurposed e-waste is sold to suppliers to make new products.
To find out more about e-waste and where to take it, visit Sustainability Victoria.
Contact us and we will get back to you.
Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.