Recycling of E-waste

Mobile Phones, Smart Phones, Feature phone, I Phones, Laptop, Desktop , Thin Clients , Air Conditioners, Televisions, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, VCDs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.

E-waste has been one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. While e-waste contains valuable materials such as aluminium, copper, gold, palladium and silver, it also contains harmful substances like cadmium, lead and mercury. In the absence of proper awareness, disposing e-waste in landfill can result in toxic emissions to the air, water and soil and pose a serious health and environmental hazards.



Benefit of recycling of E-waste

  • E-waste contains many valuable, recoverable materials such as aluminum, copper, gold, silver, plastics, and ferrous metals. In order to conserve natural resources and the energy needed to produce new electronic equipment from virgin resources, electronic equipment can be refurbished, reused, and recycled instead of being land filled.

  • E-waste also contains toxic and hazardous materials including mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium, chromium, and chemical flame retardants, which have the potential to leach into our soil and water.

  • Protects your surroundings- Safe recycling of outdated electronics promotes sound management of toxic chemicals such as lead and mercury.

  • Conserves natural resources- Recycling recovers valuable materials from old electronics that can be used to make new products. As a result, we save energy, reduce pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth.

  • Helps others - Donating your used electronics benefits your community by passing on ready-to-use or refurbished equipment to those who need it.

  • Saves landfill space - E-waste is a growing waste stream. By recycling these items, landfill space is conserved.



Dos & Dont’s

Do’s:

  • Always look for information on the catalogue with your product for end-of-life equipment handling.

  • Ensure that only Authorized Recyclers repair and handle your electronic products.

  • Always call our E-waste Authorized Collection Centres/points to dispose products that have reached end-of life.

  • Always drop your used electronic products, batteries or any accessories when they reach the end of their life at your nearest Authorized E-Waste Collection Centres/Points.

  • Always disconnect the battery from product, and ensure any glass surface is protected against breakage.

Don’ts:

  • Do not dismantle your electronic Products on your own.

  • Do not throw electronics in bins having “Do not Dispose” sign.

  • Do not give e-waste to informal (Kabbadi) and unorganized sectors like Local Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers.

  • Do not dispose your product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills.