Electronic Waste

ewaste products

Electronic waste (ewaste) is electronic appliances that are obsolete and of no use to their owners. This includes appliances that are powered by batteries or those that plug into electric outlets. Most of these items can be refurbished for reuse or recycled.

About 500 illegally dumped televisions and computers are collected by Council each year. Council also collects about 300 electronic waste items monthly including 100 televisions through the hard waste collection service.

Hobsons Bay ewaste recycling event 2019

Hobsons Bay residents can recycle their ewaste on Saturday 16 November 2019.  The service is free for Hobsons Bay residents and a booking is not required. Traffic managers will direct residents in their vehicles to the drop off location inside the Operations Centre, where once stationary, a team of recyclers will remove the ewaste for residents.

When: Saturday 16 November 2019

Time: 8am to 3pm

Where: Hobsons Bay City Council Operations Centre - Sugar Gum Drive, Altona

Cost: Free  

Items accepted include computers and computer peripherals, laptops, monitors, cartridges, cables, printers, scanners, mobile phones, cameras, televisions, video and DVD players, CDs, DVDs, GPS, electronic toys, mixers, toasters, microwaves and heaters.

Items not accepted include refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, barbecues, televisions with broken glass, smoke alarms, hazardous waste, batteries in bulk and fluorescent lamps. The event is for residents and a maximum of two televisions and two computers per vehicle will be accepted.

Other places where ewaste can be recycled?

Hobsons Bay residents and small businesses can also drop off their television and computers for free at locations established through the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. A full list of sites in Australia and details of what can be recycled can be found on the Recycling Near You website.

Drop-offsites in the west within approximately 30 minutes of the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre are as follows:

Computers and televisions

  • Moonee Valley Transfer Station

     188 Homes Road, Moonee Ponds VIC 3040

     Phone: (03) 9243 8888

  • Werribee Refuse Disposal Centre

     Wests Road, Werribee VIC 3030

     Phone: (03) 9742 0777

  • Melton Waste Transfer Station

     33 Ferris Road, Melton South VIC 3338

     Phone: (03) 9747 7200

Computers and computer accessories only

  • Officeworks

     377 Williamstown Road, Yarraville VIC 3013

     Phone: (03) 9933 7300