THERE'S excitement in the air at WDEA Works as they prepare for an influx of e-waste.
The state government will ban e-waste in landfill at the end of the month, opening the door for more work for the Albert Street operation.
Tom Scarborough, who was recently appointed as the new chief executive officer for WDEA Works, said it was good news.
"We're one of the e-waste recycling centres and we're looking forward to more work coming this way," Mr Scarborough said.
"We're able to recycle 97 per cent of what comes here, so that's good."
Residents will be able to drop off televisions, computers and printers for free under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, while there will be a small charge for other e-waste including stereo equipment, power tools, home phones and vacuum cleaners.
A charge of between $5 and $20 will apply for whitegoods, airconditioners and fans.
Electric blankets, batteries, pressure vessels and compressors will not be accepted.
Tim Ryan, who has been working at the Albert Street site for 15 years, said he loved working in the e-waste area.
He spends his days taking apart printers and said he loves it.
Mr Ryan said he was looking forward to more work.
"That will be good," he said.
Mr Ryan, who is a passionate Collingwood supporter, said he had made a lot of great friends at WDEA Works.
Mr Scarborough moved to Warrnambool from Brisbane eight weeks ago to take up the role at WDEA Works.
He was previously the head of commercial operations for the Red Cross.
"I'm still in the transitional phase of moving my family down," Mr Scarborough said.
He and his wife Emma share daughter Eva, 8, who is excited about the big move and looking forward to attending St Joseph's Primary School.
Mr Scarborough said he took the job without ever having visited Warrnambool.
But it's a decision he doesn't regret.
"I love it - it's fantastic," he said. "It's going to be a real adventure for my wife and our little girl."
He said he was slowly adapting to the change in weather.
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