Electronic waste

From 1 July 2019, all e-waste was banned from Victorian landfills. This means that e-waste cannot go into any household bins.

The e-waste landfill ban helps keep toxic materials and valuable resources out of landfill and encourage e-waste recycling.

What is e-waste?

Electronic waste (e-waste) 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 e-waste recycling event

Residents are encouraged to make use of the hard waste collection service and to check Which bin does this go in? for recycling alternatives. 

Got a digital TV in working order you no longer need?

Instead of having it recycled, why not give it a new home with an asylum seeker family. Contact West Welcome Wagon at donate@westwelcomewagon.org.au for drop off details.

Other places where e-waste can be recycled?

Drop-off sites in the west, within approximately 30 minutes of the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre:

Please note - It is recommended you contact these providers prior to visiting to ensure they accept your items

      174 Old Geelong Road, Brooklyn, VIC 3012

      Phone (03) 9314 2297

     188 Homes Road, Moonee Ponds VIC 3040

     Phone: (03) 9243 8888

     Wests Road, Werribee VIC 3030

     Phone: (03) 9742 0777

     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

To find a complete list of all drop office locations across Melbourne, please visit Planet Arks Recycling Near You website.

Book a hard waste collection

All e-waste collected through Council's hard waste service is recycled. To find out more and to book a collection, please visit Council's Hard Waste Collection page.

Enviro Centre - Altona Library

Located at the Altona Library, the EnviroCentre brings together and showcases the city’s environmental initiatives to maximise community awareness of environmental issues.

The EnviroCentre is home to a number of recycling initiatives including mobile phone collections. To find out more, please visit the Altona Library website.

Recycling Made Easy

Recycling Made Easy is a collection service providing recycling options for common household items that are often difficult to recycle at home. Small e-waste items such as mobile phones, cameras and accessories can be recycled through this service. 

Collection boxes are located at eight Hobsons Bay Community Centres. (PDF, 156KB)Click here to view a full list of locations(PDF, 230KB) or visit the Recycling Made Easy Facebook page.