Electronic Waste Recycling Program
Help make a difference and be involved in Recycling – We can all make a difference!
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Be part of a recycle revolution!
We live in throw away society and our lives our busy with no time to call in to the local recycle drop off point.
We spend most of our time at work so why not start a recycling collection point at your place of work.
If you don’t work then this could be your local community group, church, social gathering, School or University.
Challenge your Boss, Work Mates, Friends and Family to see who can recycle the most:
I aim to help reduce Electronic waste going to landfill by offering to collect the following:
- Battery Powered Tools – Drills,chargers and batteries
- Circuit boards
- Computer mice
- Computer power supplies
- Desktop PCs
- Digital or video cameras
- DVD players
- Electronic games
- Floppy disc and CD drives
- Game accessories such as joysticks
- Game consoles
- Hard drives
- Hi-Fi equipment
- Household Batteries
- Ink and Toner Cartridges (All Brands including Generic / Compatible)
- Laptop PCs
- Mobile phones
- Network and memory cards
THIS IS A FREE SERVICE (within the Brisbane / Gold Coast Area)
The Items will either be re-used or disposed of in the correct way.
Phone: 0402 008 247
Action by individuals creates momentum to move us all forward in the in the right direction.
Did you know
Over 8,000 tonnes of batteries go into landfill each year. Batteries are one of the most dangerous common waste discarded by Australian households. Many are made from heavy metals and harmful elements such as nickel, cadmium, lead and mercury, which can pollute soil and water and harm wildlife and humans.
Currently, less than 3% of all batteries purchased in Australia are recycled, the rest going to landfill.
North Dakota State University estimates that the outer materials of a battery take about 100 years to decompose, but the chemicals within the battery have an indefinite timeline, meaning they never fully decompose. While most batteries end up in a landfill, decomposing chemicals have serious repercussions for water sources.
Ink and Toner Cartridges
Most printer cartridges consist of engineering grade polymers, which can take up to 1000 years to decompose. According to Planet Ark, Australians throw away more than 18 million toner cartridges per year, most of which end up in landfill. Learning more about the impact of printer cartridges on the environment and the ways owners can dispose of these cartridges responsibly can help consumers reduce the contamination of the groundwater and environment.