Electronic waste in Australia exists of entertainment consoles, computers, mobile phones, televisions, appliances and lighting devices. Electronic waste is growing as Australians love technology and are amongst the largest users in the world, buying more than 4 million computers and 3 million tv’s a year. When recycled e-waste is dismantled and precious materials including; glass, plastics and metals can be extracted for re-use. Some electronic items contain hazardous materials including; lead, mercury and cadmium that needs specialist handling. By diverting e-waste from landfill, you’re saving the environment, energy in mining and manufacturing, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our air and waterways of harmful materials. Wanless has proven service capabilities with the collection of E-wastes nationally through its integrated services model and even has its own electronic recycling division in Sydney. Whether it’s a once of clean out of stored electronic waste or a permanent service Wanless can provide bins to safely store, collect and transport your businesses E-waste to be recycled, providing piece of mind that its being handled responsibly.

E-waste Bulk bins

E-waste Bulk bins range from 12 – 31 cubic meters.

What can go in your E-waste recycling bin

The following fibre items are acceptable if untreated:

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Televisions
  • Appliances
  • Printers
  • Laptops
  • Cabling and cords
  • Components

What can’t go in the E-waste recycling bin:

If unsure always contact are staff or local council to ask.

  • No general rubbish or hard rubbish
  • No packaging
  • No broken glass
  • No timber
  • No polystyrene
  • No asbestos
  • No flammable waste
  • No prescribe, liquid or hazardous wastes

E-Waste Recycling Process

1. Collection

Wanless collects e-waste bins from client facilities which are delivered to to be delivered to a local e-waste recycling facility.

2. Dismantling

Once delivered to the recycling facility components are sorted and dismantled.

3. Sorting

They are then placed into categories of core materials and components.

4. Shredding

Those items that can be manually processed are separated, all other items to go through an industrial shredding process.

5. Material Extraction

Materials including plastic, copper, aluminium, tin, gold, steel, iron and glass are extracted for re-use, reducing our reliance on raw materials.