E-waste drop off day

May 8, 2024 BY

E-waste products can be dropped off free of charge at the Borough of Queenscliffe's drop-off day. Photo: DOKUMOL/PIXABAY

THE Borough of Queenscliffe will host their annual e-waste drop-off day next Saturday (May 11).

Residents will be able to responsibly dispose of their old e-waste free of charge at the Ocean View Caravan Park in Queenscliff.

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Ross Ebbels said they are urging residents to make use of the drop-off.

“E-waste contains potentially hazardous, and valuable materials, which we know do not belong in landfill.”

“To help protect the environment and recover more precious resources, the Victorian Government banned all e-waste from landfill, this means e-waste can’t go in a household bin.”

“The safe disposal of electrical waste ensures these items are disposed of responsibly.”

Once the items have been dropped off, they are taken apart and separated into components before being recycled into new products.

E-waste includes items with a plug, battery or power cord, residents are asked to remove batteries and can drop off household appliances, electrical tools, mobile phones and more.

Light bulbs, large or bulky items, smoke detectors, CD’s and DVDs or large batteries won’t be accepted.

If items are still in working condition, owners should consider donating rather than taking them to the drop-off.

Throughout the year e-wate items can be disposed of at the Drysdale Resource and Recovery Centre.

Residents will be able to drop their items off between 9am and 1pm.

For more information, including a full list of acceptable items, head to queenscliffe.vic.gov.au