Electronic Waste Recycling Adelaide

March 14, 2016 Author:  ecobin

Electronic waste is often fabricated using hepatotoxic substances. These substances include aluminium, conductors, metal, zinc and plastics, which can all break down into highly toxic materials. Electronic waste is often referred to as E-waste and includes electronics such as:

  • Telephones including home and mobile phone
  • DVD Players
  • Mobile phone chargers
  • Radio’s
  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Hair dryers / straighteners
  • Microwaves
  • Electronic Toys
  • Batteries

Studies show that the average home contains more than 24 electronic gadgets, which means that over time the amount of electronic toxic waste that is sitting in our landfill, is quite alarming. As technology keeps advancing, we are upgrading our electronics on a more frequent basis, meaning there is a lot more electronic waste disposal. Do you have a draw at home full of old mobile phone chargers?

It has been reported that some countries landfill mass of electronics is so large, that they are being shipped to places like India and China where the rubbish is stripped of electronic waste, exposing people to toxic chemicals. Earth 911 reports that as much as 70 percent of heavy metal and 40 percent of lead in landfills come from electronics. Lead can potentially leak into water and into surrounding soils if not disposed of properly.

At Adelaide Eco Bins, we care deeply for the environment, and offer pick up recycling solutions. We can collect all of your unwanted electronic waste and ensure that it is recycled and disposed of properly, by our professional team.

You can also take active steps in minimizing electronic waste pollution by dropping your old power cords, batteries, mobile phones and other electronics at mobile phone stores, and many electronics companies also provide services where you can take your old unwanted electronic waste, where it can be disposed of properly.

Minimizing electronic landfill mass, and disposing of electronics the correct way is bringing us one step closer to preserving our environment, and aiding in a pollution free atmosphere.

If you have any questions regarding our electronics waste collection services in Adelaide call us at Adelaide Eco Bins today on 08 8280 6533 and one of our helpful staff will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding electronic waste disposal and recycling.

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