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E-waste Recycling

It is estimated that in Australia today, more than 20 million electronic or electrical items are no longer being used and are sitting, redundant, in offices and homes around the country. These items are classed as 'e-waste'.

E-waste can be environmentally harmful if disposed of in landfill as these items contain toxic and hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and brominated fire retardants. Items containing these substances are damaging to the environment and should not be sent to landfill. If disposed of correctly, the recyclable components can be recovered for reuse and hazardous materials can be treated appropriately.

A national collection and recycling scheme for televisions, computers and computer products is currently in effect under the Product Stewardship Legislation.

E-waste Recycling at a Glance

SUEZ is able to provide a full e-waste collection and recycling service that will handle your e-waste ethically and responsibly. From single collections to dedicated, on-site e-waste bins, SUEZ can provide:

Collection Systems

  • Cost effective e-waste collection and recycling solutions
  • Diversion of hazardous materials away from landfill
  • Ethical and accredited e-waste recycling including the provision of a 'Certificate of Recycling'
     
  • E-waste is collected in the following systems* which can be adapted to suit your site.
  • Bulk - Roll-On/Roll-Off (RORO) 
  • Palletised - crates and cages

Acceptance Criteria

E-waste generally includes any product with an electric cord or battery.

Electronic gadgets that we collect as part of our e-waste collection service includes:

  • Televisions
  • Desktop computers and laptops
  • Computer keyboards
  • Scanners
  • Printers
  • Fax machines

 

What happens after we've collected your e-waste?

E-waste products contain a variety of material that can be collected for resource recovery. Materials that are recovered for reuse include gold, heavy metals, mixed plastics and glass from screens.

The first step in the e-waste recycling process is usually a manual sort of the items, so it is important to exclude unsafe and/or hazardous material from your e-waste items as it can be dangerous to our employees, contaminate other items or damage sorting equipment.

Once the items have been sorted and separated into their specific streams, they are then sent to recyclers or manufacturers for reprocessing into new products.

Want to know more?

For enquiries or more information about our e-waste collection and recycling services, contact our Customer Service Centre on 13 13 35 or complete our online customer enquiry form.

* Please note that service availability and container sizes may vary across locations.

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