What is e-waste?

E-waste is garbage that consists of discarded electronic devices and components. If e-waste is not disposed of properly it becomes a problem as it often contains hazardous substances that can leech into the earth, polluting soil and waterways. 

 

Why should we dispose of e-waste properly?

Electronics contain a lot of extremely valuable resources, that are often thrown out and wasted. Even worse, they contain very harmful chemicals that are very detrimental to the environment if not properly dealt with. Gold, steel, copper, zinc, aluminium and brass are all materials that can be reused out of chemical waste.

E-waste drop off points near you?

There are a variety of locations that will take your e-waste and recycle it or properly dispose of it for you. The website below provides a detailed map of locations to deposit e - waste in Melbourne. 

 

http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/computers/MelbourneVIC