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E-Recycling - why recycle?

You can now recycle your unwanted or broken electrical appliances at the landfills and transfer station in the Loddon Shire.

To REDUCE the use of Natural Resources

The metals, glass and plastics used in making electronic goods are mined from the earth’s naturally produced resources. These resources are limited in the amount that can be extracted. The extraction of these natural resources also disturbs plants and animals residing in these areas.

Recycling the metals, glass and plastics in electronic goods also reduces the amount of water and energy that are used in the manufacturing process compared to using virgin produced metals, glass and plastics.

To REDUCE pollution

Monitors and screens contain toxic chemicals including barium, phosphor, lead and hexavalent chromium and other electronic goods also contain various chemicals that are harmful to the environment. These materials pose no threat while they are contained within equipment, but if they are disposed of in landfill they could eventually leach into nearby waterways and the environment and possibly into our own drinking water.

To REDUCE clutter around your home

Some people keep electronic goods in the hope one day they’ll get them repaired or they are unsure where they should be correctly disposed of. The Materials Recovery Facilities in Swan Hill and Wycheproof often receive electronic items in the kerbside recycling collections. These facilities CANNOT recycle your e-waste and they send it to landfill. If you take advantage of this new program, all of your unwanted electrical waste WILL be recycled instead of being disposed of in our local landfills.

What Happens to the E-Waste?

Electronic goods will be collected from the transfer stations and delivered to the recycling contractor for processing. The goods will be broken down into various components including plastics, glass, metals, wiring, circuit boards and then sent to various recovery facilities for recycling. Some of these components can be recycled into new products whilst others such as metals can be recycled and reused over and over again.

Where do I take it?

During Operating Hours:

Wedderburn Transfer Station

Boort Landfill

Pyramid Hill Landfill

Inglewood Landfill

Newbridge Landfill


Computer Monitors, Laptops & TVs are $5 each as they contain toxic chemicals including barium, phosphor, lead and hexavalent chromium which require special handling. All other e-waste is accepted FREE of charge

See the link below for poster for all of the items you can recycle at part of this program.


Download Files
 E-Waste - What you can recycle
 Get It Sorted Recycling Brochure

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