Appliances being placed in rubbish bin

E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. This covers a whole range of items from work, home and even the garden shed, such as mobile phones, computers, televisions, kitchen appliances, power tools and powered toys.

The Victorian Government banned e-waste from landfills in July 2019. This means e-waste cannot be placed in your household garbage bin. A complete list of items covered by the ban is available via Sustainability Victoria..

At call hard waste collection

Fridge (doors removed) washing machine, dishwasher


For large appliances like washing machines or fridges you can use the at-call hard waste collection service.

Residents can claim one free collection per financial year.



Reusable goods drop off days

Vaccuum, iron, kettle, hairdryer


Televisions, computers, small household appliances like vacuums, rice cookers, toasters and kettles are collected twice yearly at our Reusable goods drop off days, run in conjunction with local charities including the West Welcome Wagon supporting refugees and asylum seekers.



Brimbank Resource Recovery Centre 

Computers, batteries, oil and paint tins


Brimbank Council's Resource Recovery Centre provides a free service for Brimbank residents to drop off approved items at no charge. Brimbank Resource Recovery Centre  is located at Stadium Drive, Keilor Park. 


Library recycling points

lightbulb, batteries, mobile phone

Mobile phones, batteries and light-bulbs can be placed in the e-waste hubs at Brimbank Libraries.

Remove your personal data before disposal

Visit the Mobile Muster website for instructional videos on how to remove data from your mobile phone.


Recycling/recovery services in and around Brimbank

Opening hours and fees of private and other council facilities are subject to change. Please contact the facility direct for opening hours and fees.

The Green centre

Domestic green waste may be dropped off at The Green Centre (charges apply).

Brooklyn Recycling and Waste Processing

The Brooklyn Recycling and Waste Processing facility accepts:

  • construction and demolition waste
  • commercial and industrial waste
  • cleanfill
  • tyres (shredded)
  • waste oil
  • green waste
  • gas cylinders
  • batteries
  • metal
  • bricks
  • timber
  • mattresses and
  • residential hard waste.

174 Old Geelong Road
Brooklyn, VIC, 3012

Phone: 03 8391 1480

Bio Centre (Sunshine Groupe)

Bio-Centre (Sunshine Groupe)  provides a fully integrated, environmentally conscious high-volume waste management and recycling facility.


EcoGypsum provides an environmentally friendly solution for recycling plasterboard (can be 100% recycled into gypsum powder).


Ecodemolition offers a recycled outcome for all by-products from demolition and excavation works.


Foamex - Free polystyrene drop off facility (household quantities). They accept the following items:

  • Packaging for small & large appliances (eg.big screen TV’s, dishwashers & oven packaging)
  • White polystyrene fruit & vegetable boxes (clean boxes only - all organic material & labels must be removed prior to recycling)
  • Uncontaminated (eg. mud and concrete free) polystyrene from building & construction sites
  • Bean bag beans


Donate or repair your electronics

If you've got electronic items that still work, give them a second chance at life! We encourage you to reduce, reuse and repair before recycling.


You can donate good quality electronic items to local charities such as:

Kids Off the Kerb

A not-for-profit organisation that assists disadvantaged and at-risk young people reach their potential. Contact 03 9982 5600 or info@kidsoffthekerb.org to book a collection.

West Welcome Wagon

Email donate@westwelcomewagon.org.au to donate:

  • large household whitegoods,
  • televisions,
  • microwaves and
  • rice cookers.

Join a local repair café

Learn how to fix your broken stuff at your nearest repair café.

Give away, swap, sell or buy

There are many websites when you can rehome your unwanted items online including:

Mobile phone options

In addition to dropping your phone at our library collection points:

  • Mobile Muster accepts old mobile phones, tablets and accessories for recycling. There are various drop-off points across Victoria. They also offer free postage. Businesses can also use the Mobile Muster service by utilising free collection units and its pick-up service.
  • PhoneCycle is working with Zoos Victoria to help protect the environment and save gorillas in the wild. To find out more or book a free collection, go to Calling on you.

Bulk quantities

The following businesses recycle large quantities of computers and electronic equipment:

Visit Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You website or call 1300 733 712 for more options. You can also search for other recycling options at Business Recycling.

Last updated: 23 January 2024 - 11:49am