E-waste disposal – responsible disposal of e-waste
Due to the modern way of life, businesses and organisations often find themselves with e-waste. Recycling the raw materials from end-of-life electronics is the most effective solution to the growing e-waste problem. As part of our service, we collect and dispose of e-waste in a responsible, safe and environmentally friendly way.
What is e-waste?
E-waste is the electric or electronic devices that have reached the end of their life cycle. They might be broken, outdated or otherwise not useful anymore and therefore discarded. In short, if it has a plug or runs on batteries or electricity and is broken, it is e-waste.
E-waste is currently the fastest growing waste stream in Southern Africa. An estimated 50 million tons of e-waste is generated every year. E-waste contains toxic substances that are extremely harmful to humans and the environment. Dumping it in landfills poses a threat to the safety of the environment and people.
E-waste that we recycle
Computer appliances and cables:
Desktop PCs, computers, monitors, UPS, servers, laptops, calculators, printers, copy machines, fax machines, electric typewriters, modems, switchboards, network and electric cables.
TVs, video machines, DVD players, CD players, speakers, radios, mp3 players, headsets, microphones, electric/electronic toys, mobile phones, phones, rechargers, power suppliers, answering machines, cameras, cables etc.
Small household appliances:
Vacuum cleaners, toasters, kettles, irons, electric/electronic tools, cables etc.
We do not recycle…
Batteries, print cartridges, light bulbs, medical equipment and smoke detectors. Please see www.ewasa.org for safe disposal of these items.