Technology. As fast as we update and upgrade, the next round of the newest and best is launched. So what do we do? Update and upgrade our electronic products. This means that the amount of e-waste continues to grow at a rapid rate. I bet if you take a look around your home or office, you’ll find a towering collection of unused electronic items. So what do you do with all your E-waste?
What is E-Waste?
E-Waste, also known as electronic waste, is any unused or outdated consumer and commercial device that has seen better days. At Cheapest Load of Rubbish we’ve been dealing with e-waste for as long as the name was coined!
Why You Need to Recycle E-Waste
Sending electronic waste to landfill may not seem like a big deal but many electronic products are extremely harmful to the environment as they contain toxic and hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and brominated fire retardants. The longer these harmful chemicals are left to sit in landfill the more they leach into the soil and can get into waterways and bushland.
Fortunately, electronics are full of recyclable parts that can be recovered to reuse in other products, while hazardous material and be dealt with appropriately. Next time you’re thinking of throwing out your old computer, TV, or printer consider where it will end up. Recycling is best and will help keep your neighbourhood environment healthy and chemical free.
What products are considered E-Waste?
E-waste can be any product such as:
- Desktop computers
- Computer keyboards
- Fax Machines
What Happens When E-Waste Has Been Collected?
E-waste is always hand sorted once it reaches a Resource Recovery Facility. This way any unsafe or hazardous material can be excluded from the recovery process. All items can that be reused are sent to recyclers and manufacturers who can re-purpose the materials into new products.
In need of an E-Waste Collection?
You don’t need to let e-waste sit around your family home or office, call Cheapest Load of Rubbish and we will recycle your unused electronics in a safe way. Our team are dedicated to keeping the environment clean, safe and sustainable for a great future.