E-waste is anything with a plug, battery or cord that is unwanted. This includes old phones, computers and household appliances as well as power tools and electronic toys.

E-waste does not belong in your landfill or recycling bin. Because e-waste contains some resources we can reuse, as well as some hazardous materials, it needs to be processed separately.

Where to recycle your e-waste in Nillumbik

Nillumbik Shire Council provides a number of options for recycling your e-waste free of charge. 

Recycling Centre

You can take your e-waste items to our Recycling Centre. 

For more information, see: Recycling Centre.

Most e-waste items are accepted for free but charges apply for fridges, freezers and air conditioners to cover the degassing process.

Hard waste collection

You can include most e-waste items in your hard waste collection. No lighting, solar panels or batteries.

Book a hard waste collection

Small e-waste drop off points

If your e-waste can fit through a 8cm x 40cm slot, you can take it to one of our small e-waste drop off points. The drop off points are located at:

Use this service to drop off small items, including batteries, light globes/LEDs/CFLs, mobile phones, electric toothbrushes, computer mouses, watches, modems, tablets, laptops, small cameras, cords and cables. Please remove any batteries from items and sort correctly.


Shows a Nillumbik e-waste drop off collection box


Remove your personal information before recycling

Please remember to remove your personal information and data from your mobile phone, camera or computer before recycling.