Pausing e-waste collection
Published on 15 April 2021
Community members are being asked to hold on to their old televisions, computers, microwaves and other e-waste for now.
Council is temporarily unable to receive e-waste after the company contracted to recycle and dispose of e-waste went into liquidation.
A new contractor is currently being sought but for the interim, Council will not be receiving e-waste.
Used mobile phones and batteries can still be disposed of in bins at the Wangaratta Government Centre – but all other items that have either a cord or a battery cannot be received.
Other Councils in the region are facing the same issue. Council’s Director Infrastructure Services Marcus Goonan asked community members to be patient.
“It’s important that these items don’t make their way to landfill as they contain chemicals and other materials which are harmful to the environment,” he said.
“Council is unable to store large quantities of e-waste for safety reasons, so we are asking people to hold onto their e-waste for now.
“We’ll be updating the community as soon as we find a resolution and can begin to receive e-waste again.”