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.

It can contaminate recycling, leach hazardous chemicals into the ground when sent to landfill, and can even cause fires in collection trucks and recycling facilities. It also contains valuable resources that can be reused when disposed of correctly.

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.

Batteries, light globes and most e-waste items are accepted at the Recycling Centre for free. 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. Light globes, solar panels and batteries are not accepted.

Book a hard waste collection

Small e-waste drop off points

If your e-waste can fit through an 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.


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.