IT Recycling – the essential cog required to keep the technology wheel turning.

by Ewaste on May 11, 2012

New computers, printers, servers, hard drives etc, the IT industry is booming, and as a direct result so is Australia’s electronic waste (ewaste) pile.

The Total Environment Centre and Environment Victoria have prepared a detailed report on Australia’s ewaste situation, it is appropriately titled “Tipping Point: Australia’s E-waste Crisis. 2009, Update. It states…

  • There will be 234 million items of ewaste in or on their way to Australian landfill by the end of 2009. That’s 41 million more items than was estimated would be the case in the 2008 version of the report.

  • Without the introduction of an e‐waste recycling program the amount of e‐waste in Australian landfills will treble by 2020 and be close to 700 million items.

E-waste deposited in landfill is a toxic time bomb. Components such as lead, mercury and cadmium are just a few of the hazardous materials that cause adverse affects on humans and the environment when left to leach into ground in landfill.

IT recycling ensures end-of-life technology can be broken down and reused as secondary raw materials.

If toxic materials in landfill aren’t enough to convince you to recycle your used computers, printers, cameras, scanners etc then think about the world’s finite raw materials used to make your new computers. By recycling used IT equipment you can extend the life span of these precious resources. E-waste recycling facilities are now able to convert 95-98% of electronic equipment they receive into secondary raw materials for future use. Extending the life span of primary raw materials is of vital importance as the world’s supply is far from infinite, the table below illustrates that in some instances we have very little supply left.

Ewaste resource supply

Correct IT disposal is key, 1800Ewaste specialises in collection and recycling of electronic waste ie. all IT recycling, used computers or simply end-of-lease, printer recycling and much more.

1800ewaste is Australia’s leading ewaste collection and recycling service. We’re passionate about diverting as much electronic equipment from landfill as possible. We believe in prolonging the lifespan of valuable materials by recycling all that we can. Currently 95-98%, by weight, of all the materials we collect are recycled for future use. Our service is professional, fast and reliable, we’ll come to you, collect your ewaste and deliver it to the appropriate recycling facility.  1800ewaste only recycles with ISO14001 accredited Australian recycling facilities.

If you’re interested in having your ewaste recycled please give us a call today

1800EWASTE, 1800 392 783

Originally posted 2009-12-16 10:21:33.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Gary Parsons January 1, 2010 at 11:20 pm

I’ve got 2 computers for ewaste- I live in Silvan, 3795, but can deliver to other places nearby such as Monbulk, Mt. Evelyn, Lilydale etc.

What do you suggest?

Ewaste January 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Hi Gary, Unfortunately we don’t service these areas at the moment. We’d suggest contacting your local council for advice on the correct disposal of hazardous wastes in your area. Thank you.

Angela Bell January 31, 2010 at 4:37 pm

I live in the Maitland area and need to get rid of some of my outdated scanner, printer, and some keyboards. Also i have some out dated mobile phones as well. Can u help me in recyling them.

Thank You

Ewaste February 5, 2010 at 10:12 am

Hi Angela, Thanks for your enquiry, unfortunately we don’t service the Maitland area. We’d suggest you contact your local council for advise on how to dispose of hazardous waste in your area. Thank you.

David Tee March 3, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I live in the Noarlunga area 5164 and I got few computer parts and a non working laptop. Do you cover my area?.

margaret March 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Hi, what exactly do you do with the computers or Cds? if I delivered to you shredded CDs or damaged hard drives, what you would do with them?

Ewaste March 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Hi Margaret, Between 95-98% of the equipment we collect is fully recycled, during this process the equipment is broken down so far that any sensitive data would be completely destroyed. If required we can provide data destruction certificates that certify the equipment has been destroyed and sent off to be recycled into secondary raw materials. Please give the office a call on 1800 392 783 (free) if there’s anything we can help you with. Thank you.

Ewaste March 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Hi David, Yes we do service your area, please give the office a call on 1800 392 783 (freecall) and they’ll be able to give you an estimate to remove and recycle your ewaste. Hope to hear from you soon.

Noriko Kimura March 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Collection of used printers

I live in Kallangur QLD 4503. Do you collect 2 used printers from home?


Ewaste March 29, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Hi Noriko, Yes we do service your area, please give the office a call on 1800 392 783 (free call) and they will quote your job and also arrange a time to collect the printers for your home if you’re happy to proceed. Thank you.

Rod smith April 28, 2010 at 11:38 am

Hello, I’m in Alexandria nsw. Do yo service this area?
I have a dead LCD tv 40″ that I need to be rid of.

Ewaste April 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Hi Rod,
Yes, we do service Alexandria, NSW. If you give our office a call on 1800 392 783 (Freephone), we can arrange a suitable time to come and collect that from you.
Thank You.

Joshua July 14, 2010 at 12:51 am

this is proberly the wrong one but what do u do with the circit boards once you have striped the ewaste

Ewaste July 16, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Hi Joshua,
All Ewaste is stripped apart and broken down to its raw materials, even the circuit boards. We never resell or refurbish any of the items we pick up and it is all completely destroyed through the recycling process.
Thank you.

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