Frequently Asked Questions

What is eWaste?

Ewaste (electronic waste) is any form of electronic product that is no longer fit for use as per its manufactured intent and requires disposal.

Why is it so important to recycle eWaste?

Ewaste contains a number of toxic substances such as lead, cadmium, mercury and phosphors which, if sent to landfill, can have a devastating effect on the local environment. Furthermore, many of the materials required for the manufacture of new electronic products require mining of our natural resources if recycled raw materials are not available.

How much will it cost me to recycle my eWaste?

eWastec can offer a free recycling service for all eWaste, however, there may be a cost involved for collecting the eWaste you have dependant on the volume and location of your eWaste.

How can eWastec recycle my eWaste for free?

Ewatsec are part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) which requires manufacturers and importers of Televisions and Computers to essentially fund recycling businesses within the scheme by meeting set targets specified by the government. Ie by 2021-22 these manufacturers (known as liable parties) must prove that 80% of the volume they manufacture or import is recycled.

Where will my eWaste end up?

eWastec are committed to achieving a 95% recovery rate for all eWaste that enters our site meaning 95% of what you send to us will be recycled ethically and legally by our recycling partners into raw materials that can then be used in the manufacture of new products.

What happens to my private information on my computer?

If you haven’t already erased the data from your hard drive or other data containing hardware eWastec can do this for you either as complete destruction of the hardware or as a data wipe

Contact eWastec to arrange your electronic recycling

OUR RECYCLING SERVICES

Computer/Laptop Recycling

As one of the world’s highest users of computers,  Australia has a growing computer and laptop waste issue as new models supersede old technology.

Mobile Phone Recycling

The proliferation of mobile phone makes this an increasingly important part of recycling. We collect SIMM cards, mobile phone and tablet chargers/accessories.

Television Recycling

Electronic waste is produced at up to three times that of normal household waste production, and TVs are a huge source of this waste.

Printer/Photocopier Recycling

There are a significant number of parts and non-renewable resources that can be recycled and reused in printers and photocopiers for other IT devices.

Scrap Metal Recycling

Electronics and electrical equipment include a huge range of non-renewable metals such as copper, aluminium and brass that can be reused.

Data Destruction

We ensure we protect the privacy of your data in electronic waste by destroying the hardware (if required) as we process the eWaste materials.