Managing waste wisely

Electronic Waste

The WMRC accepts the following e-waste items from the general public (domestic quantities only). This service is free of charge for member and participating council residents:

  • CD drives and floppy drives
  • Circuit boards and other circuitry
  • Christmas lights
  • Computers, mouse, keyboards, hard drives and servers
  • DVD players
  • Electronic cables and wiring
  • Fax machines
  • Hairdryers
  • Ipods, Ipads, tablets
  • Irons (domestic)
  • Laptops
  • Microwaves (not ovens, ovens may be accepted as scrap metal please call to check on 9384 2544)
  • Mobile Phones
  • Modems
  • Monitors
  • Photocopiers
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Televisions
  • Toasters
  • UPS systems
  • Vacuum cleaners

Is it e-waste or can it be reused?

The table below is a handy checklist to help you work out what to do with your unwanted electrical items.

Does it still work? Donate it to charity or post it on Buy Nothing. Check out our page of reuse options to see which charities accept electronic items.
Can it be repaired? Take it to a licensed electronic repairer, or if battery-operated, try your local Repair Lab or a Repair Cafe.
Is it a refrigerated item? old air conditioners, fridges and freezers can be dropped off at the West Metro Recycling Centre for safe de-gassing and recycling. A de-gassing fee applies.


Call the Recycling Hotline 9384 6711.