With the speed of technology, it’s almost a certainty that you’ll end up with outdated tech that’s no longer required. From DVD players to iPods, old laptops to TV’s, stashing your worn out tech in the garage isn’t going to work forever. However, electronic waste disposal isn’t as simple as throwing your gadgets away. Electronic items contain heavy metals like lead and cadmium. If these materials are not properly managed in the e-waste recycling cycle they can cause environmental damage as they break down in landfill.
Australians are some of the highest users of technology in the world with over 2.4 million computers purchases every year, leading to 140,000 tonnes of e-waste accumulated annually. In 2027 it is predicted that there will be an estimated 44 million computers reaching the end of their useful life. Making e-waste recycling a necessary service both now and in the future and e-waste dumping a serious concern.
Electronic waste, or e-waste, refers to any electronic material that cannot be repaired or is simply beyond its useful days. Improper e-waste dumping and old electronics disposal can lead to environmental pollution and adverse health effects, which is why we’re so passionate about disposing of your unwanted electronic gear for you. When you choose our e-waste services you make the sustainable choice, as all collections are taken to recycling centres to be turned back into practical resources.
The E-Waste Journey – From Zero to Hero
The electronic waste disposal journey starts when your technology stops working. Many older style electronic items contain lead and other hazardous materials in their screens and monitors. When disposed of improperly in landfills, these chemicals may leach into the soil and groundwater causing harm to the environment and population. At Pro Skips Australia, we recycle electronics by dismantling the individual parts. These parts are then recycled and put together with other recycled parts to create an entirely new electronic product.
We are dedicated to keeping as much e-waste away from landfills as possible. If you are looking for efficient electronic waste disposal for your old or obsolete electronics, get in contact with us today for a cheap skip bin quote!