Freqently Asked Questions

What is 1800ewaste?

How do I contact 1800ewaste?

What kind of e waste can you remove?

What payment methods do you offer?

Do you offer accounts?

What do you do with the ewaste you collect?

Can you give me a precise quote over the phone or by email?

Do you have any guarantees?

Do I have to be onsite for you to remove ewaste?

Some interesting EWASTE facts:

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What is 1800ewaste?

1800EWASTE is an Australian-owned ewaste removal system. Our system allows fast, easy
allocation of ewaste removal jobs to our drivers. Because we’re able to spread our admin costs
over a large number of drivers, we can offer you a great service at a reasonable price. And because
we have many trucks on the road, we can normally arrive when you want, where you want.

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How do I contact 1800EWASTE?

You can either use our online booking form, see our contact page for other options,
or call “1800 EWASTE” (1800 392 783).

1800EWASTE is a “phone word”.
It corresponds to the numbers 1800 392 783 on your phone keypad.

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What kind of ewaste can you remove?

We can remove any kind electronic waste. For example:

  • Computers
  • Screens
  • Printers
  • Photocopiers
  • Scanners
  • Keyboards
  • Mobile phone
  • Televisions
  • Microwaves
  • Any thing electronic.

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What payment methods do you offer?

We accept all major credit cards, cheque and cash.

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Do you offer accounts?

Yes, we do offer accounts to approved business customers. Please contact us for an account application.

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What do you do with the ewaste you collect?

We take it to an ewaste recycler where we are guaranteed they divert 98% by weight from landfill

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Can you give me a exact quote over the phone or by email?

When you contact us, we’ll ask you some questions about the ewaste you need removed.
Based on that information, we can give you a price estimate. When we’re onsite, our
drivers will assess the exact volume and type of the ewaste and give you a exact price
for your approval before any loading begins. But until we see the exact type and volume
to be removed, we can’t give you an exact quote.

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Do you have any guarantees?

Yes! We guarantee that we won’t begin any loading until you’re happy with our firm quote.
Everything that we remove goes to the recyclers

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Do I have to be onsite for you to remove ewaste?

No, not necessarily, providing that our driver can get access to your ewaste. When we arrive
onsite, we’ll give you a quick call to confirm the price with you, then begin work.

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Fact 1

In 2006, there was about 1.6 million computers disposed of in landfill, another 1.8 million in storage, and 5.3 million gathering dust on top shelves and in garages across the country.

Only 500,000 were recycled

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Fact 2

An estimated 92.5 million electronic items are held in Australian homes – an average of 22 per household.

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Fact 3

The Bureau of Statistics said Australians buy more than 2.4 million new computers each year. It estimates Australians will replace 9 million computers, 5 million printers and 2 million scanners within the next two years.

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Fact 4

On average a computer is 23% plastic, 32% ferrous metals, 18% non-ferrous metals (lead, cadmium, antimony, beryllium, chromium and mercury), 12% electronic boards (gold, palladium, silver and platinum) and 15% glass.

www.vitalgraphics.net/waste/html_file/36-37_ewaste.html

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Fact 5

Australia is one of the few developed countries that still allows E waste to be dumped in landfill. This is broken up and over time leaches out into groundwater, contaminating soil, waterways and ultimately our children.

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Fact 6

A standard sized cathode ray tube (CRT) monitor contains more than two kilos of lead. The toxicity of lead has been well known for centuries, with children particularly susceptible to its effects. PC components contain other toxins such as mercury, phosphor, barium, cadmium, hexavalentchromium, beryllium and bromated flame retardants.

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