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What is E-Waste?

The term ‘e-waste’ encompasses all old electrical appliances either in a state of disrepair or simply obsolete. E-waste recycling includes everything from fridges and microwaves to mobile phones and computers, and correct electronic waste disposal is of vital importance to being able to achieve a sustainable future.

Electronic waste, or e-waste, as everyone likes to call it, is anything that you don’t have use for that has a plug, battery, or cord. Unlike other types of rubbish, you typically cannot dispose of electrical recycling in your bin. Most items are potentially hazardous, while others still have value and certainly do not belong in a landfill. That is why it’s important to let our expert scrap metal recycling team handle this for you. 

What is Suitable for E-Waste Recycling?

We have effective and environmentally-friendly methods for recycling:

  • All lithium batteries
  • CPUs
  • Ram cards
  • PCB boards
  • Power supplies
  • Mobile phones and tablets
  • Computer towers
  • Power supplies
  • HDD/DD
  • Heat sinks
  • Cables and leads
  • Transformers
  • Much more
HardDisk Drives Recycling

How Does Electronic Waste Disposal Work?

The process is dependent on the exact item to be recycled. If we’re dealing with electronic devices, they always contain valuable components suitable for reclamation. And did you know that more than 90% of materials in technological items like computers and mobiles can easily be reused or recycled? They often come with lead, copper, gold, and silver, which are all reusable materials.

After picking up your electrical recycling items, we’ll head to our electronic waste disposal centre to process and separate the elements. Efficient separation is the key to the success of recycling e-waste. Usually, e-waste is shredded and metals, taking apart valuable metals and other pieces.

Magnets are often utilised to separate steel and iron, which are later prepared as recycled steel, copper, circuit boards, and aluminium.

Make Money Through
Electrical Recycling

Do you have unwanted electronics for recycling lying around your property? Are you a commercial or industrial business with e-waste you need to dispose of, fast? Do you want good prices for your electronic waste while also helping the environment?

Scrap electronic circuit board.

The E-Waste Recycler Perth Trusts

Collins Recycling is Australia’s leading electronic waste disposal and recycling service. We’re dedicated to diverting as much electronic waste from landfill and export as possible.

For too long, metals such as mercury and lead found in computers and other e-waste have been buried in landfill, leaving the toxins to leach into the ground and waterways. Put simply, this cannot continue.

How Much E-Waste Can Be Recycled?

Our service is professional, fast, and reliable. We can collect your e-waste from your door and deliver it to the appropriate recycling facilities where 95-98%, by weight, will be recycled for future use. We also offer some value for you -waste therefore, giving the public incentive and saving them money going to council tips.

E-Waste Recycling FAQs

Why is E-Waste a Rapidly Expanding Form of Solid Waste?

The growth we are seeing in e-waste stems from rapid technological advances that lead to today’s electronic products’ extremely short life span. The iPhone you buy today will be nearly obsolete in about a year, and the same goes for computers, televisions, and other smart devices.

How to Recycle E-Waste?

One way to recycle e-waste is by taking advantage of the Australian Government’s National Television and Recycling Scheme (NTRS). The NTRS makes it possible to recycle our E-Waste for free.

When looking for a centre to take your E-waste, remember that not all are part of the NTRS, and there may be fees. A database of participating NTRS facilities is on Planet Ark’s website at Planet Ark – RecyclingNearYou.

How Can I Make Money with Electrical Recycling?

There are a few ways to make money from e-waste. However, you must research the processes and regulations before investing your time and resources.

  • Upcycle electronics instead of disposing of them. People will pay surprising amounts for a well-engineered, upcycled computer
  • Recover precious metals from electronic waste, but be sure to have the necessary equipment to sort metals
  • Sell used electronics online
  • Become a part of the Australian E-waste export industry. This field is still relatively new, and a savvy person could create a profitable business. Be sure to research the export laws and other statutes that may apply to exporting E-Waste.

Can You Recycle a Microwave?

A microwave is a form of e-waste and is one of the most common types found in landfills. Because microwaves contain significant amounts of hazardous substances, they should not be tossed away with other household waste and should instead be taken to a certified e-waste recycler.

What are the Most Common Forms of E-Waste?

Some of the most common electronic waste disposal products include:

  • Printers and fax machines
  • Microwaves
  • Video game consoles
  • Mobile phones and digital cameras
  • Computers, scanners, keyboards, and computer mice
  • Power tools
  • Batteries
  • Television sets, DVD players, CD Players, and radios
  • White goods
  • Printer cartridges

It is worth noting that the vast majority of the parts used to make these products are recyclable. In fact, up to 98 per cent of the components in televisions and computers can be recycled.

Why Use Collins Recycling for Your E-Waste Disposal?

Are you looking for an e-waste recycler in Western Australia? Your search is over. We recycle tons of electronics and electrical products, so you don’t have to. Our years of experience in the recycling industry allow us to guide Western Australians in learning how to recycle their outdated technologies responsibly.