E-waste is now banned from landfill sites and kerbside bins throughout the state.

Any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted constitutes e-waste.

This includes computers, mobile phones, printers, televisions, gaming consoles and kitchen appliances.

These items must be disposed of at designated e-waste drop off points.

Council is hosting a free e-waste disposal day at the Queen Elizabeth Oval car park on Sunday between 10am and 3pm to help residents get rid of their unwanted e-waste items.

“The e-waste to landfill ban has been introduced by the Victorian government in an effort to recover more of the valuable materials left inside e-waste that can be safely recovered and reused,” City of Greater Bendigo’s Resource Recovery and Education manager Brooke Pearce said.

All unwanted e-waste must now be taken to transfer stations in Heathcote, Strathfieldsaye or Goornong, or the Eaglehawk Recycle Shop which is located at the entrance to Eaglehawk Landfill.

To learn more about
e-waste and find your nearest drop off point, visit ewaste.gov.au