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Electronic waste or e-waste is discarded, surplus, obsolete, or broken electrical or electronic devices. This may include computers, photocopiers, printers, batteries, mobile phones, wiring, printer cartridges, Televisions,small appliances. Basically anything requiring power or batteries to operate.
These materials can contain hazardous substances such as lead and mercury, that are harmful to the environment. There electronic waste needs to be recycled properly to minimise risks.
How do we handle e-waste?
Safe Waste Solutions has proven capability in the collection and recycling of your electronic waste. Our e-waste collection and recycling service is a simple, effective and proven way to achieve high recycling rates for electronic waste.
Your electronic waste is collected either by truck or bulk bins and then sent to our E-waste recycling facility. E-waste (including computers, printers, copiers, PABX etc) are manually dismantled and sorted into the respective recyclable parts for further processing. All glass, plastics and metals are recycled given a 95% recycling rate.
Why choose Safe Waste Solutions for your e-waste?
The safe and effective handling of electronic waste requires experience, care and attention to detail. Safe Waste Solutions has a dedicated team committed to providing a professional service to all clients.
Our e-waste collection and recycling service achieves high recycling rates, helping your organisation reach recycling targets to enhance its environmental image and have peace of mind that your e-waste is being handled in an environmentally responsible manner.
Compliant collection, transport and destruction
High recycling rates of parts
Frequency of waste collection can be tailored to suit your requirements.
We adhere to the highest standards of safety and compliance to regulations, so you can trust that your waste is being managed responsibly.
Fluorescent lighting waste includes spent or used fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
They are popular lighting choices because of their energy efficiency, however they contain mercury which is a hazardous material that may cause harm to people and the environment.
It is important to segregate fluorescent lighting waste from general waste stream as they contain resources that can be recycled and reused such as glass, aluminium and other metals. Recycling fluorescent lighting diverts waste and toxic materials from landfill.
Safe Waste Solutions's highly trained and experienced team can safely collect and recycle your fluorescent lighting at our specialist recycling facility.
We can provide specialised containers for your fluorescent lighting waste.
Battery waste includes used or depleted consumer batteries, car batteries, batteries from electronic equipment and industrial batteries.
They can contain lead, alkaline, nickel and lithium, which are harmful to the environment if not disposed of appropriately.
It is important to segregate battery waste from general waste stream as they contain resources that can be recycled and reused. As batteries start to break down in landfill, the heavy metals they contain can leach into surface and groundwater, polluting the environment and causing potential harm to humans and wildlife.
The lead, cadmium and nickel within batteries can be removed and recycled for future use in metal making processes. Most materials can be resold as a commodity. Lead can be cleaned and heated within smelting furnaces and poured into ingot moulds. The ingots can be and sent to battery manufacturers, to be reused in the production of new batteries.