E-Waste and Light Globes
Residents can recycle electronic waste (e-waste) and light globes free at any of our transfer stations, commonly known as tips, at Trafalgar, Lardner, Neerim South and Erica during normal operating hours(PDF, 343KB).
E-waste from households, schools, charities and small business within the municipality is accepted at all tips during normal operating hours(PDF, 343KB). Please call the transfer station before bringing your e-waste to ensure they have capacity for your load (particularly if you have a large number of items).
Commercial e-waste from all other business operators is not accepted. To dispose of commercial quantities of e-waste, contact Outlook, 24 Toomuc Valley Road, Pakenham, phone (03) 5941 1535.
Acceptable E-Waste Items:
- Televisions (single items cannot be over 25 kilograms for Occupational Health and Safety reasons)
- Videos and DVD players
- Digital cameras
- Mobile phones
- Desktops, laptops and monitors
- Printers, copiers and scanners
- Mouses and keyboards
- Disk and CD drives
- Stereos and radios
Acceptable Light Globes:
- Fluorescent tubes
- High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps
- Globes of all shapes and sizes
- New energy efficient light globes
Unacceptable E-waste Items
- Any single item over 25 kilograms
- Commercial quantities of e-waste
Unacceptable Light Globes:
- Broken or smashed lighting, as the mercury has already been released and the globe or tube cannot pass through the recycling machine.
White goods such as refrigerators, freezers and microwaves, power tools and domestic household electrical appliances including toasters and hairdryers are currently not classified as e-waste but are accepted free as recycling.
Benefits of Recycling
E-waste accounts for large amounts of the overall toxic waste found in landfills. The good news is that we are able to recycle e-waste, which should be thought of as a resource not a waste product.
Tubes, globes and the new energy efficient globes all contain mercury, which will end up in landfill. Baw Baw Shire Council sends all the materials collected to a recycling facility for processing.
Mobile Phone Recycling Muster Points
Mobile phones contain nickel, cobalt, cadmium, gold, silver and plastics, which can be recycled and re-used.
Recycle your mobile phone through the Mobile Muster recycling program at:
- Secure Mobile Muster Points in Baw Baw Shire, during opening hours:
- Warragul Customer Service Centre, Smith Street, Warragul
- Drouin Civic Centre, 33 Young Street, Drouin
- Council's transfer stations at Lardner, Trafalgar, Neerim South and Erica
- Secure Mobile Muster Points at the West Gippsland Regional Libraries, during opening hours:
- Warragul Library, 75 Victoria Street, Warragul
- Drouin Library, 136 Princes Way, Drouin