Electronic Waste

How to Dispose of Electronic Waste Properly

Living in the digital age means that our homes and businesses are becoming more and more filled with electronic devices and appliances. Electronic waste, or e-waste as it’s commonly called, can consist of all types of electronics that have been piling up around the house. This includes TVs, printers, old phones, computer monitors and much more. Unfortunately, the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020 gave a report that showed how e-waste has increased by over 21% over the past five years, so we need to be doing what we can to limit where this waste is going.

We can’t just be throwing out our old electronics in our usual bins, so here’s how to dispose of electronic waste properly by hiring a skip bin. But first, why do we need to recycle e-waste?

Why you need to recycle e-waste 

It’s no secret that electronic waste can turn into toxic waste as it slowly builds up in our landfills. If these devices are disposed of in the wrong way in landfills, the waste can leak out a number of hazardous metals like mercury, cadmium and lead which can seep into the surrounding soil and affect the groundwater. 

The good news is that many of the materials in old TVs and computers are recyclable, so these parts can be reused or repurposed for all sorts of new products. This will ensure that those hazardous materials are disposed of safely, and other valuable resources such as aluminum, zinc, gold and platinum can be recycled. CO2 emissions could be reduced by 23,000 tones if half of the TVs that are disposed of in a year were recycled instead. 

Product Stewardship Act 2011

We are all responsible for helping to reduce our impact on the environment. As part of the Australian government’s initiative to tackle waste and recycling and the Product Stewardship Act 2011 was created to help reduce the amount of harmful waste ending up in landfills around Australia. 

As part of this legislation, TVs and computers were the first types of electronic products to be regulated. The team at Kwik Skips are fully committed to doing our part in these waste disposal and recycling services, catering to businesses, schools and residences around Perth. 

Disposing of e-waste in a skip bin

By hiring a skip bin through Kwik Skips you’ll be setting yourself up for the best way to dispose of e-waste safely and responsibly. Our skip bins are suitable for old printers, TVs and stereos and other unwanted electrical items you may have laying around your home or office. These can be carefully placed in our bins with the confidence that we are following best-practices when it comes to disposal and recycling. 

Businesses typically have more electronics than a residence, so if you’re clearing out a large amount of e-waste from an old office or business space, hiring a skip bin is the most effective solution. The waste disposal experts at Kwik Skips will make sure that these devices are properly recycled where appropriate. 

Give Kwik Skips a call

We take environmental care seriously at Kwik Skips, ensuring that we recycle e-waste responsibly with our skip bin hire services. Please note however that we do not accept batteries in our skip bins. If you need some electronic waste disposed of and recycled from your home or business, get in touch with the friendly waste disposal experts at Kwik Skips today on (08) 9528 2272. 

Otherwise, if you know what you want you can head to our easy to use online booking page so that you can order your skip bin today!