It may surprise you to know that in Australia, we purchase over 2.4 million electronic devices every year. This makes us some of the highest users of new technology in the world and results in a significant amount of electronic waste or e-waste annually.
So if your old computers and accessories are becoming a problem, call Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal; we are your electronic junk disposal specialists!
Why You Should Recycle Your e-Waste
Considering the large volumes of computers we go through; they are good candidates for exploring all of your options for recycling their material. Especially when you realise they could contain hazardous materials and that they have good resource recovery potential for non-renewable resources like zinc, tin, nickel, and copper.
Most importantly, in regards to the technological world that we live in today that most electronic devices likely contain some element of sensitive data related to you or people you know. It is important for your peace of mind that this information is deleted correctly to ensure it never falls into the wrong hands.
Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal ensures the most thorough level of protection against data theft of your information by physically destroying it – ensuring it can never be retrieved. Your sensitive data is in the safest hands possible with Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal.
What Constitutes e-Waste?
E-waste is basically anything that holds digital information and has reached the end of its useful life cycle. This can include computers, phones, hard drives and printers.
As we move away from a paper-based society, the correct process for electronic junk disposal is the new version of shredding documents, ensuring that nothing can compromise you, your family, a business, customers or employees.
Notifiable Data Breach laws ensure that your compliance in the correct disposal of data is vital. Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal ensures that anything that may have held sensitive information is destroyed by the most secure means possible.
Considering the technological world that we live in today, any electronic device is likely to contain an element of your sensitive data. For your peace of mind that your information is being deleted correctly to ensure that it never falls into the wrong hands, Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal can help with that.
What Items Fall Under the Banner of e-Waste?
All forms of e-waste disposal can be handled by Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal, including everyday e-waste products like;
Backup magnetic tapes
CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray and HD DVDs
Laptops and computers
IT peripheral devices
What Happens to e-Waste Disposal?
Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal ensures the most secure and ethical means of disposal possible for your e-waste. We place the utmost importance on regulation compliance in accordance with the latest environmental and ethical specifications.
Changes to e-Waste Regulations in Australia
Starting from July 1st 2019, laws on e-waste management will be completely reformed. Fines will be applied for disposing of e-waste in general landfills; and these laws will begin in Victoria first with the same or similar laws enforced throughout Australia in the near future.
Safeguarding From Identity Theft
Identity theft is a serious threat facing many Australians, and as technology becomes more integrated into our lives, the threat level will continue to increase.
Identity theft involves the theft or misuse of someone’s pre-existing identity, often resulting in a financial loss for the affected person. Thieves will do things like apply for a credit card under another person’s name or accept benefits like income support. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2015 8.5 percent of the population over 15 years of age had experienced personal fraud.
This is why the proper disposal of your e-waste is paramount to your financial and personal security, and simply throwing away your e-waste items in the bin is not a safe and effective method moving forward. Call Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal for the correct electronic waste removal process that gives you the safety and peace of mind you deserve.
As of July 1st 2019, laws on e-waste management are being completely reformed. Fines will apply for disposing of e-waste in general landfills; these laws will begin in Victoria with the same or similar laws enforced throughout Australia in the near future.
Safeguarding Your Business
Businesses should treat stored data as a valuable asset that cannot just be thrown into the bin at the end of its life cycle. Effective asset tracking policies through to disposal must be performed and executed across the electronic devices lifespan.
This not only prevents a data breach but can also stop unauthorised access to your data. Secure electronic device destruction and recycling ensures that sensitive data is completely destroyed, not just deleted. Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal helps businesses retain complete security from collection and transport to disposal; inclusive of recycling.
e-Waste Stacks Up
If you have a large number of staff, the amount of technology used by each person can result in a significant amount of e-waste. E-waste encompasses everything from computer screens, laptops, desk phones, mobile phones, and printers to computer accessories. Your business is responsible for ensuring a safe and ethical disposal process of these devices, and we can help with that.
Why Recycle e-Waste?
Recycling of all waste is essential to the development of sustainable environmental practices. Many of the materials inside electronic devices can be recycled when managed through the right process. This will then help to reduce the environmental impact on landfills, sourcing new materials, pollution and contamination.
E-waste often includes recyclable materials such as gold, platinum, plastic, lead and glass. There is also the hazardous substances they contain which we have to consider, such as mercury and lead, which require a different disposal process to avoid harming humans, animals and the environment.
Sydney’s Best Electronic Waste Disposal Service
Extra Cheap Rubbish Removal are more than happy to help the residents of Sydney with all of their rubbish removal needs – especially if it’s e-waste. Our in-depth experience and knowledge can handle jobs of any size or difficulty. We work hard to ensure there is a minimal impact to businesses or communities and that we offer the most cost-efficient service around.
Contact us today for getting more information about your current situation and sourcing the cheapest quote in Sydney for your disposal needs. We cover everything from household waste to construction site rubbish removal. Speak to our team now and free up those spaces that are currently covered in clutter!