E-waste to landfill ban

The State Government is introducing a statewide ban on e-waste disposal to landfill by 2024.
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Western Australians all have a responsibility to manage our waste better, including the rapidly growing stream of e-waste we produce. When we responsibly drop off or have our e-waste collected, we expect that it is recycled and does not end up in landfill.

E-waste can contain precious metals, such as gold, copper and nickel, and rare materials of strategic value, such as indium and palladium. These precious metals could be recovered, recycled and used as valuable source of secondary raw materials.

E-waste can also contain hazardous materials and should be collected and recycled correctly to prevent harm to the environment and human health.

The e-waste to landfill ban supports the objectives in the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030:

  • Western Australians recover more value and resources from waste
  • Western Australians protect the environment by managing waste responsibly.


We are seeking public comment on the consultation draft of the Waste Avoidance and Resource (e-waste) Regulations 2023 using the feedback template in Appendix 1 of the information paper

Previous consultation: 

The State Government encouraged industry and the community to provide feedback via the Consultation: Ban on e-waste disposal to landfill in Western Australia. The consultation closed on 31 March 2023.

View the following documents:

E-waste Infrastructure Grants Program

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation will administer $10 million in grant funding over the next two years through a series of competitive grant rounds.

The grants will support the ban by funding increased e-waste collection, storage and/or reuse including e-waste processing/recycling.

Round 1 applications closed on 31 March 2023.