The Importance of E-Waste Recycling

You trust Shred On Site for your secure document destruction and paper shredding in Melbourne. However, we are also your trusted source for E-waste (electronic waste) recycling. Businesses in Melbourne look to Shred On Site to take care of their E-waste recycling in a responsible manner, and we pledge to deliver.

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E-waste in Australia is increasing at a rate that is a staggering three times faster than general waste levels. Levels of discarded computers and televisions alone are expected to increase by 60 percent, up to 223,000 tonnes by the year 2023. This year, the Victorian Government will ban E-waste from landfill sites.

Proper E-Waste Disposal Crucial to the Environment, Personal Security

The significance and importance of proper electronic waste recycling cannot be overstated. Without it, the environmental impact can be devastating. E-waste from electronic devices such as computers, televisions, audio devices and related peripherals pose a great danger to the environment if not properly recycled or disposed.

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However, another major consideration of E-waste disposal is the potential security risk posed to individuals and companies. Sensitive information is often kept on computers and other electronic devices, and it could be acquired from these devices without proper E-waste disposal.

The issue of E-waste is escalating rapidly, with the tremendous growth and proliferation of computers, tablets, smartphones and other electronics. With such affordable devices so widely available, end-of-life (EOL) electronics and E-waste is a greater area of concern than ever before.

Responsible E-Waste Handling Keeps Toxic Chemicals Out of the Environment

Many electronics devices contain precious metals like gold and copper, but they also contain toxic substances such as mercury, lead, chromium, cadmium and other heavy metals. They may also contain toxic flame retardants and other toxic chemicals. Because of this, proper processing is essential so that these harmful substances aren’t released into the environment.

IT Collect by Shred On Site is your full service E-waste removal and recycling service. We’ll do all the hard work and heavy lifting, from removal of your unwanted devices to disassembling for secure recycling and disposal.

Our E-waste recycling and removal service will assist you in complying with new E-waste recycling laws as well as contributing to a healthier, safer environment.

When you request our assistance with e-recycling, one of our accredited Customer Service Operator(s) will be sent to your location. They will then transport them securely to our recycling partner. They are one of Australia’s most experienced recycling companies supported by ISO9001, ISO14001 and certified to R2:2013 (Responsible Recycling) – the most stringent recycling certification available. With these processes, up to 95 percent of all materials will be recycled.

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Shred On Site will ensure your electronic waste is not resold for refurbishment. All E-waste items will be fully disassembled and the components sorted into appropriate recycling streams. Hard drives, memory chips, solid state drives, etc. will all be shredded, eliminating the risk that your data will be accessed by anyone. Batteries will be recycled in accordance with current environmental standards.

For responsible, compliant and secure E-waste recycling and disposal in Melbourne, you can count on Shred On Site. We are also your trusted source for paper shredding and secure document destruction in Melbourne. We assist both business clients and individuals. Give us a call to discuss your recycling needs. We look forward to assisting you.