RECYCLE ELECTRONICS: 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 to recycle electronics 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.
Recycle Electronics: The Reuse and Recycling Process
Buyequip purchase sorted eWaste commodities, including:
- Heat sinks
- Hard drives
- Optical drives
- Copper yokes
- Non ferrous metals (heatsinks)