Government and waste authorities are working to make the disposal of electronic waste easier ahead of the e-waste to landfill ban starting on July 1.
Ballarat Officeworks has been confirmed as one of 42 Officeworks e-waste drop-off collection sites that will be upgraded to collect mobile phones, ink cartridges and IT waste items.
Meanwhile, an e-waste shed is currently being constructed at the Ballarat Transfer Station to accommodate e-waste from Ballarat residents.
From July 1 any item with a plug, battery or cord can no longer be placed in kerbside bins and instead must be deposited at a designated e-waste drop-off point.
All types of e-waste can be taken to the Ballarat Transfer Station, while batteries, mobile phones and small e-waste items can be dropped off at the Ballarat and Wendouree Library or the Phoenix Building.
One Steel Recycling in Wendouree accepts whitegoods for recycling.
Watch the video on e-waste below.
E-waste is the fastest-growing stream of waste worldwide, growing three times faster than the rate of standard municipal waste. It contains hazardous and valuable materials that do not belong in landfill.
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Sustainability Victoria and Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group has launched an education campaign and City of Ballarat will be running an awareness campaign in coming weeks.
Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group chief executive La Vergne Lehmann said the group would launch an e-waste booklet next week that will provoke thinking about how to reduce the amount of e-waste created.
"It will have information about buying items ethically and sustainably in the first place so they can be repaired and how to look after your gadgets so they last longer," she said.
"If we can help people lengthen the life of items and repair items there will be less e-waste to worry about."
E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord. To learn more go to ewaste.vic.gov.au.