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Councils prepare as Vic e-waste landfill ban takes effect in July

Final preparations are taking place to educate the community and increase awareness of the e-waste landfill ban, which begins in Victoria on July 1.

Sustainability Victoria has also been funding infrastructure upgrades in metropolitan Melbourne, with the first upgrade at the Moonee Valley Transfer Station being completed in April by the Moonee Valley City Council.

Upgrades at Port Phillip Transfer Station have also been completed to prepare for the e-waste ban and construction at other metro council transfer stations such as Brimbank Detox Centre, Sunbury Recycling and Waste Transfer Station, Wyndham Transfer Station and Clifton Hill Recycling Drop-off Centre are underway.

Following these upgrades, Sustainability Victoria will be conducting a review of the e-waste infrastructure grants and the e-waste market post-ban to identify priority areas to focus the remaining e-waste infrastructure funds in the second round of grants.

The analysis will be conducted after the commencement of the ban to ensure that the remaining funding can be targeted to address network gaps at tertiary and metro constrained sites.

The next phase of the e-waste campaign begins on July 1, aligned with the e-waste to landfill ban.

A campaign pack will be provided to councils, with updated resources and tools to use at a local level.