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If you live in Melbourne or other restricted regions of Victoria and own a property within the Bushfire Management Overlay (BMO), you can now apply for permission to visit your property for bushfire preparedness.
Travel exemption for bushfire preparation
If you need to dispose of e-waste (electronic waste) you must take your e-waste to a transfer station in Anglesea, Lorne or Winchelsea
From the transfer stations, e-waste will be collected and pulled apart so that valuable components can be retrieved and hazardous materials removed.
There is also an e-waste collection point in the foyer at the Council office in Torquay that accepts:
E-waste refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. This waste is growing three times faster than the rate of other types of municipal waste, and these items contain many potentially hazardous and valuable materials that will now be diverted from landfill.
E-waste will be collected and taken apart so that valuable components can be retrieved and hazardous materials removed. It will not end up in landfill.
This is a state-wide initiative aimed at reducing valuable materials ending up in landfill. The goal is a closed loop system, where a new product is made from fully recovered components, rather than raw materials.
About council’s e-waste drop-off points
About e-waste items and the ban