PREVENTING WASTE TO LANDFILL
Equipment that is unable to be reused is recycled through our AS/NZS 5377 accredited community e-waste recycling partners. This industry standard sets out principles and minimum requirements for the safe and environmentally sound collection, storage, transport and treatment of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment in order to maximise re-use and material recovery, reduce or eliminate the amount of waste from this equipment.
How your equipment is processed
- All equipment is dismantled to Circuit Board and Component level
- Components are sorted for specialized downstream recycling
- Circuit Boards are shredded and smelted to recover their precious metals – primarily gold, silver and copper.
- Metals are sent to a metal furnace for reclamation
- Plastics are shredded and recycled
- Glass is then crushed and melted, then moulded into new products
- Toners and batteries are sent to specialised recyclers
- Downstream recyclers have environmental pollutant controls for waste dust, water, and fumes including dust collectors, waste water treatment plants, and fume scrubbers.
The Reuse and Recycling Process
Buyequip purchase sorted eWaste commodities, including:
- Heat sinks
- Hard drives
- Optical drives
- Copper yokes
- Non ferrous metals (heatsinks)