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What is eWaste?

eWaste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted. It covers a whole range of items from phones and refrigerators to fluorescent light tubes:

Large appliances  

  • Refrigerators 

  • Washing Machines 

  • Cookers 

  • Microwaves 

  • Electric fans 

  • Air conditioners 

Small appliances

  • Irons 

  • Toasters 

  • Coffee machines 

  • Hair dryers 

  • Watches  

IT and TV equipment  

  • Computers 

  • Laptops 

  • Printers 

  • Mobile phones 

  • Televisions 

  • Remote controls

Lighting equipment  

  • Fluorescent lamps 

  • High intensity 

  • Discharge lamps 

  • Compact fluorescent lamps 

  • LEDs

Electrical and electronic tools 

  • Drills 

  • Saws 

  • Sewing machines 

  • Lawn mowers 

  • Batteries  

Toys, leisure and sport equipment

  • Electric trains and racing cars 

  • Hand-held video games 

  • Consoles 

  • Amplifiers 

  • Musical instruments 

  • Radios  

Other eWaste  

  • Medical devices  

  • Automatic dispensers/thermostats 

Where can I take my eWaste?

All types of eWaste can be taken to the Ballarat Transfer Station

Small items and residential quantities of eWaste are accepted free of charge. A small cost applies to larger items and commercial loads of television and small items. See our transfer station waste prices for details. 

Small batteries, mobile phones and light bulbs may be taken to the Phoenix Building, 25 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat Central, free of charge.

Small batteries, mobile phones and other small electronics items such as keyboards, computer mice and radios are accepted free of charge at the Ballarat Central Library, 178 Doveton Street North, and Wendouree Library, Stockland Shopping Centre, Gillies Street North. 

How can I reduce my eWaste?

Sustainability Victoria has more information on eWaste, including how you can minimise your eWaste and other locations you can drop off household eWaste materials.