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Electronic Waste

Say Goodbye to Electronic Waste

Depending on your location, electronic waste is being handled in a number of ways. Waste that is potentially dangerous to the environment is dealt with through rubbish removal and recycling.

What exactly is Electronic Waste?

Electronic waste refers to old and broken devices. In the shortest span of time ever since the advancement of computing technology, it has the biggest effect. In addition, E-waste has doubled, and even tripled its volume. With every new gadget that comes out, we disposed of the still usable, though slightly out of season electronic device. Moreover, E-waste happens quicker than we get rid of other old or broken items. Furthermore, most e-waste items are not even past their handling and shelf life.

Sometimes it’s the trends and not their durability that dictate their usefulness in our lives. Sadly, some electronics have expectancy to last only up to a year of use, with parts crumbling into disrepair. But there are ways to curb this rise in electronic waste. Just think about it – what do we do with electronic devices that no longer suit us? There are safe and eco-friendly ways to handle electronic rubbish removal.

First, be mindful.

Use your device until the end of its life span as existing laws prohibit the disposal of electronics into the daily rubbish collection. Obviously, you cannot bury or burn electronic waste in your backyard. Otherwise, you are also compromising your health and the well-being of your family.


But why is Electronic Waste so Dangerous to the Environment?

Many electronics contain toxic metals and substances. Once they start to corrode, these can release toxic substances into the air, water and ground of our area. These includes dangerous substances such as heavy metals and flame retardants. Moreover, contaminating water reserves used for farming and fisheries. Thus, proper rubbish removal is important. Because it reduces the amount in our landfill. Imagine the number of mobile phones thrown away each year every time a new model comes out? In short, be mindful and conscientious about your electronic consumption.


Recycle and Repair as much as you can.

There is no shame when it comes to repairing and recycling the old stuff. This can save you money and really help cut down on electronic rubbish. Donating electronics is also a viable option. There are people who can benefit from electronic items that are still in good, working condition, particularly if they can’t afford to buy new ones.

Inquire with your local council about specific bins for electronic waste. Some communities also host eco-drives which is an opportunity for everyone to bring their accumulated electronic rubbish for proper disposal. If there are none in your residential or business area, you can hire an electronic rubbish removal service to take care of all the mobile devices, batteries, computers, gadgets that have piled up at home.

At the recycling facility, the electronic devices sorted and broken down to raw parts. Then, they will salvage as much useable material as they can. The toxic parts contained and disposed of properly. Some parts mined and sifted for their metals and the rest of its hard and plastic pieces recycled.


Hire a Reliable Electronic Rubbish Removal Service

Rubbish Removal

What you might not realize yet is that handling E-waste yourself can be hazardous, especially when most of the items have corroded and liquids have begun to seep out. In particular, large electronic items have a way of piling up in the garage or in your yard. As a result, it can become unsightly and start to devalue your property. Through our rubbish removal services, we can help you make an informed choice of what to do with your electronic waste especially how to sort and bundle it properly in the bin. The costs that goes with the weight of your rubbish, and the estimated number of hands needed to do the heavy lifting. In summary, all this needs planning and coordination before rubbish removal day.

Once we come over to pick up your electronics rubbish, we take time identifying which type of rubbish you have and how to sort it before loading. Hence, helping to determine the course of action to take during rubbish removal because it needs to be determine whether the kinds of electronic waste allowed at recycling centres for processing.

We find different kinds of electronic waste in our homes, office or business. In fact, electronic waste comes in many forms from handheld devices, heavyset recording devices, computing kits and office equipment. The following items are classified as e-waste:

Computer Equipment

Almost every household has a computer or gadget. Along with computers, you can expect the external add-ons such as printers, external hard drives, power supply kits, monitor screens, keyboards and networking equipment.


Office Electronics

Our work desks littered with these machines like:

  • pocket and desk calculators
  • machines
  • telephones

Additionally, everyone in the office gets to use:

  • paper shredder
  • photocopying equipment
  • time-in recorders
  • electronic typewriters
  • wireless routers
  • money and coin counters
  • electronic vaults
  • sealers and laminating machines

Personal/Household Items

In general, each family member has at least several of these in their rooms:

  • Mobile phones
  • Storage media such as CDs / DVDs and floppy disks
  • Radios, stereos, speakers, amplifiers and musical instruments
  • Televisions, flat screens, video cameras and video recorders
  • Electronic and battery operated toys also sports equipment
  • Hand-held video games, video games consoles, plug-and-play devices and video games cartridges

Large Household Appliances

  • Refrigerators
  • freezers
  • washing machines
  • dishwashing machines
  • cooking equipment
  • microwaves
  • electric heating appliances, electric hot plates, electric presses and grills
  • electric radiators, fans, and air-conditioning or temperature control appliances.

Small Household Appliances

Yes, these handy devices including:

  • clothing steamers
  • vacuum cleaners
  • carpet sweepers
  • water dispensers
  • toasters
  • fryers
  • blenders
  • juicers
  • electric can openers

Hygiene products such as:

  • electric toothbrushes, shavers, face scrubbers and massagers
  • hair tools for drying and curling
  • sewing and embroidery machines

Lighting

  • Lamps
  • sodium lamps
  • halide lamps
  • filaments
  • fluorescent tube
  • heating tubes
  • LEDs
  • bulbs

Medical and Laboratory equipment

Diagnostic imaging equipment and biomedical testing devices used for detecting and monitoring illness.

  • Electronic surgical equipment
  • pulmonary ventilators
  • radiotherapy equipment
  • cardiology equipment
  • defibrillators
  • pumps and
  • dialysis equipment

Laboratory equipment for testing which includes:

  • analysers
  • purifiers
  • sterilizers
  • freezers
  • biosafety storage devices and
  • clinical chemistry instrumentation

Automatic dispensers

  • Automatic dispensers, cash-dispensing machines and vending machines for hot drinks, packaged food products, refrigerated bottles or beverages.

Monitoring and Control Instruments

Electronic instruments used for health and safety in industrial and household installations:

  • Smoke detectors
  • heating regulators
  • weight-control mechanisms
  • electronic gym equipments
  • CCTV equipment
  • security devices
  • filter
  • thermostats, and
  • self-adjusting appliances

Batteries

Rechargeable power sources which contain lead, nickel and cadmium.


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