Australia’s war on E-Waste

By July 23, 2019 September 10th, 2019 No Comments

The Victorian government has decided to follow South Australia’s lead in banning the dumping of e-waste in landfills. As of July 1, 2019 we will be required to deposit all electronic goods at designated depots across the state.

The range of household and office goods that contain hazardous and valuable materials that can be recovered when they reach the end of their working life include televisions, computers, photocopiers, printers, mobile phones, kitchen appliances and white goods.

The Victorian government have invested $16.5 million to upgrade the facilities and education campaigns to support the ban.

Find out more about Sustainability Victoria’s program to upgrade council collection points here

For more information about the e-waste education campaign, visit Sustainability Victoria’s e-waste website.

Contact GDP if you have any queries regarding the new regulations