Take your e-waste to a better place

Published on 28 June 2019

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To help protect our environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government is banning all electronic waste (e-waste) from going to landfill as of 1 July 2019. That means, e-waste can’t go in any kerbside bin.

E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer in working condition. Including small appliances such as toasters and coffee machines, electric tools like drills and sewing machines and IT equipment such as computers and laptops.

Electronic waste is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste. The good news is that e-waste is more than 95 per cent recyclable. For example, old mobile phones can be recycled to make stainless steel goods, new batteries and even plastic fence posts.

Maribyrnong City Council has made it easy for residents to dispose of their unwanted e-waste and clothing using these services:

  1. Have your small electrical items picked up from your front door using the free Thread Collect service. Book a collection online or call 03 9386 8702.
  2. Drop off your e-waste at one of our seven drop-off hubs around our City. See here for items they accept and below for locations:
  • Southampton Street, Footscray carpark (near Western Hospital).
  • Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre, 1 Aquatic Drive, Maribyrnong.
  • Droop Street, Footscray carpark (corner of Donald Street).
  • RecWest Footscray, Essex Street, West Footscray.
  • Maribyrnong Community Centre, 9 Randall Street, Maribyrnong.
  • Bristow Street, Footscray Car Park (opposite Footscray City Primary School)
  • Hansen Reserve, Roberts Street, West Footscray (next to Kingsville Kindergarten).

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To find out more about how we are supporting residents to reduce their waste or to download the Maribyrnong Bins and Recycling mobile app visit our Waste Reduction programs page.

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