Disposal of Electronics In Sydney – What Are your Options

Getting rid of the old computer that’s finally kicked the bucket? Looking to dispose of your collection of CDs now that you’ve finally gone digital? Maybe the old, big-square television that weighs a tonne needs to be removed?

It can be tricky to navigate the world of electronics disposal and rubbish removal in Sydney, but that’s why Cheapest Load of Rubbish is here to help. Whether you need help physically removing the large electronic items from your home, or simply curb-side pickup and disposal, our team at Cheapest Load of Rubbish specialises in the removal of electronics, making sure that your old electronics are disposed of properly, in ways consistent with local, provincial and national environmental protection regulations. 

So, what are your options then, for electronics disposal in Sydney? And what counts as “e-waste”? 

What Counts? 

Electronic waste items, also known as “e-waste” can include: 

  •       Computers & associated parts – monitors, motherboards, etc.
  •       Televisions
  •       DVD & CD Players
  •       Laptop computers
  •       Mobile Phones
  •       Home Audio Systems & associated parts – speakers, etc
  •       Power Tools (with blades detached if possible, these are disposed of differently)
  •       Kitchen Appliances

What Doesn’t Count? 

There are a few things that you probably think would count as recyclable/disposable electronic items in the traditional way – but you’d be wrong. Here are some of the things that aren’t actually allowed to be recycled/disposed of traditionally. 

  •       Smoke alarms.
  •       Fire extinguishers.
  •       Hazardous Waste (if you have electronics that contain hazardous waste, make sure you do your best to remove the hazardous components – batteries, for example).
  •       Commercial or business waste.

 

What Are My Disposal Options? 

Re-Use 

One of the best things you can do with your electronics is to simply re-use them! Or, give them to someone who will. Large electronics like televisions (providing they are still functional) are a great thing to give to charity shops or post on sales websites for free – that way, someone will get some use out of it. 

Recycle 

There are plenty of recycling options for old electronics. If you choose not to recycle through your local municipality, you can still recycle through groups like 1800ewaste, or if you’re looking for Sydney rubbish removal, Reverse Garbage will take some electronic items. Give them a call first to find out what they’ll take and what they won’t. 

One important thing to remember is that if you’re going to recycle, make sure you delete any personal information beforehand! 

Disposal Through Municipality 

Another option is to dispose of your electronics through the municipality. Depending on where in Sydney you live, your locality may have a specific day every four months where they take electronic items. If you’re looking for help with disposing of items when that day comes, be sure to call Cheapest Load of Rubbish to see how we can help you. 

How Can Cheapest Load of Rubbish Help? 

Cheapest Load of Rubbish is here to tackle all of your electronic disposal needs. No matter how small or big your batch of electronic throw-out is, we’re here to make sure that your electronics are disposed of properly. If you’re unsure of what electronics are disposable and what electronics don’t count – give us a call. We can help you through the entire disposal process. We’ll come to you and conduct an assessment of what can and can’t be disposed of by us. 

Next, we’ll make sure that your electronics are disposed of properly by transporting them safely to a dedicated recycling centre, or dealing with the breakdown of those larger items such as televisions and computers, microwaves and even ovens. We have the tools and the expertise to break down these items into their different parts, so that they can be properly disposed of. 

If things are a little dicey – for example – you have an electronic clock on your oven or an electronic clock on your microwave – these can be disposed of as electronic items, however, the largest of kitchen items needs to be disposed of in a specific way – let us know and we can deal with those items appropriately. 

It is important that you don’t try to dispose of these items yourself, if you’re not sure of what can be disposed of and what can’t. Make sure you check your Council’s website, as they’ll have a guide on what can and cannot go into the recycling bins. When your recycling bins have been filled with the appropriate electronics, however – give us a call

We don’t just pick up larger electronic items like ovens and microwaves! If you’ve got a bin full of smaller electronics that can be properly disposed of, we’ll be happy to help. Cheapest Load of Rubbish specialty is getting rid of rubbish that would otherwise be a complicated headache. We make the process run far smoother and leave you with less to worry about.

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