Free E-waste disposal at transfer stations

Published on 25 May 2023

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With e-waste banned from going to Victorian landfills, residents are being reminded to use the free e-waste disposal services at the Horsham Transfer Station.

E-waste or electronic waste is growing three times faster than any other waste stream.

E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted.

It covers a vast range of items from phones and refrigerators to fluorescent light tubes, batteries, drills, computers, laptops, mobile phones, printers, remote controls, televisions, the list goes on.

Mayor Robyn Gulline said these items should not go in your rubbish or recycling bin.

"E-waste contains potentially hazardous and valuable materials which do not belong in landfill,” Cr Gulline said.

“E-waste also contains precious metals that can be recovered and reused.”

E-waste can be disposed of for free at any of HRCC's transfer stations.

Once collected, it is recycled in Horsham at Axis Worx. 

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