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E-Waste

Do you have a television or computer that you don't use anymore? We can help!

Through the National Stewardship Program,Council is offering a FREE recycling service for households and small businesses to dispose of unwanted televisions, computers and computer products  (such as printers, keyboards and mice), regardless of their brand or age. All you need to do with your product is "drop it off".

Where can I drop off?

At the following Transfer Stations:
  • Horsham (Kenny Rd)   
  • Quantong
  • Mount Zero                        
  • Toolondo

 Transfer station operation hours.

What can I drop off?

You can drop off free-of-charge household and small business items as listed below. A limit of 15 items per drop off applies. Under no circumstances will products be returned once disposed of.

Television Drop Offs - what's accepted

The types of products covered under the program may include (but are not limited to):

  • All televisions, such as CRTs, Plasma, LCD and Projection televisions
  • Computer Drop Offs - what's accepted
  • Personal Computers
  • Laptops, notebooks, palmtops and tablets
  • Computer monitors
  • Parts for personal computers- for example internal hard drives, motherboards, cards, internal power supplies,CPUs, DVD and CD drives
  • Computer peripherals - for example mice, keyboards, joysticks, game pads, scanners  & web cameras
  • Printers - for example ink-jet, dot matrix, laser printers and multi-functionaI devices

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have saved and deleted any personal data and documents before taking your product to a Drop Zone. Products cannot be returned once disposed of at a Drop Zone.

What's not accepted?

  • Mobile Phones
  • Game Consoles (such as Microsoft Xbox or Sony Playstation)
  • Video Recorders  
  • DVD players   
  • Radios & Stereos
  • Power tools       
  • Appliances & Microwaves
  • Products that have been exposed to radiation, biological or chemical hazard
Electronic waste (E-waste) Facts

It is estimated Australians generate around 125,000 tonnes of E-waste per year. E-waste can contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent, chromium and brominated fire retardants. If these items are disposed of in landfill these hazardous materials can leach into our aquatic systems, causing long term environmental and health consequences.

For further information contact our Municipal Depot on 03 5382 9600.

Detox Your Home

Detox your Home is a safe, FREE and easy-to-use service to dispose of common household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

Periodically, a free household chemical collection service is offered by Council.

Sustainability Victoria's chemical collection is the environmentally safe way for householders to dispose of old and unwanted chemicals at no cost.

For more information, visit detox your home or call 1300 363 744.

If your home has old or unwanted chemicals that you would like to dispose of, they can be taken along to Sustainability Victoria's FREE household chemical collection day. Sustainability Victoria Household Chemical Collection day is held every year and generally it is conducted on a Saturday, between the hours of 8am & 11am, at Council's Works Depot, Selkirk Drive, Horsham.

Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group may also be of assistance.

Details of the next free household chemical collection day in Horsham are not yet known, but will be available on this website and advertised in local media ahead of time.

Alternatively, items such as spray paint containers, batteries, old fire extinguishers, empty aerosol cans, insect sprays, gas cylinders, etc, can be taken straight to various other collection points throughout the state.

All other general recycling enquiries should be directed to the Municipal Depot on 03 5382 9600.

Disposing of Household Paint, Batteries and Fluorescent Lamps 

FREE service to safely dispose of household paint, batteries and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)

Residents can now benefit from a free, easy-to-use service to safely dispose of household paint, all types of household batteries and CFLs thanks to a new facility that has opened at our Kenny Road Transfer Station (Open 10am-5pm). The facility is part of a network of permanent drop-off sites, which the Victorian Government is expanding from 12 sites to up to 30 sites across the state to improve access for all Victorian householders.

The permanent drop-off site provides householders with a free service that can be accessed throughout the year to safely dispose of household paint, batteries and CFLs without harming human health or the environment.

While the dangers associated with improper disposal of household paint, batteries and CFLs cannot always be seen straight away; these products can pollute the environment for future generations, as well as harm their health. Please do not pour paint down the drain or put these products out with your regular rubbish collection.

Instead, you can reduce hazards in your home and protect the environment by disposing of these products safely and easily throughout the year at the permanent drop-off site.