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E–waste in Victoria

The Victorian Government is seeking views from the community and industry on the proposed approach to managing electrical and electronic waste or 'e–waste' in Victoria.

E–waste is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia. It covers a range of items we use and discard from our daily working and home lives, including televisions, computers, mobile phones, kitchen appliances and white goods. These items contain both hazardous materials, which can harm the environment and human health, and valuable materials which are scarce and worth recovering.

For these reasons, it is important that e–waste is well managed. A package of proposed measures has been developed to reduce e–waste from landfill, increase resource recovery and support jobs and investment in the recycling sector.

Consultation now open

After researching and consulting on various approaches, a proposed package has been developed and contains both regulatory and non-regulatory measures. Public consultation on the policy impact assessment and the associated draft waste management policies is open until 5 pm, 25 January 2018.

A copy of the Managing e–waste in Victoria policy impact assessment, including the draft waste management policies and other key information, can be accessed on Engage Victoria. It is important for all Victorians to have a say on the details of the proposed changes and we will use it to refine the arrangements for the ban on e–waste from landfill.

What's next?

October 2017 – January 2018

Public consultation on preferred e–waste policy approach.

January – March 2018

Review and respond to submissions received.

Mid  2018

Implementation of preferred e–waste policy approach.

Page last updated on 19 Oct 2017