eWaste is electronic waste, the term given to discarded electronic devices.

It’s an increasing issue in our technology-driven world and one causing much impact on our environment, so it is crucial we act to reduce those negative effects.

Australians are among the highest users of technology and producers of eWaste:

  • 99% of Australian households have at least one TV, and 55% have a second set
  • Australians buy more than 4 million computers and 3 million TVs annually

1.5 million televisions are discarded annually – if 75% were recycled, the savings would be:

  • 23,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents
  • 520 mega litres of water
  • 400,000 gigajoules of energy
  • 160,000 cubic metres of landfill space

(source: abs.gov.au)

This is a snapshot on a household level, when we include the corporate world, the impact is far greater.

Asset tracking to ongoing e-Waste disposal.


eWaste not recycled can be highly toxic and environmentally damaging.Secure Computer Recycling & Disposal understands that everyone has a responsibility to help reduce the volume of toxic waste produced by electronic waste but also that businesses have limited time set aside for eWaste management. We can help by providing secure eWaste solutions without wasting your time.

eWaste Dangers

eWaste is a compound problem – it’s not just about the space taken up in landfill, everyday eWaste contains some toxic substances:

  • Lead in cathode ray tubes and solder
  • Mercury in switches and housing
  • Arsenic in cathode-ray tubes
  • Antimony trioxide as flame retardant
  • Selenium in circuit boards
  • Cadmium in semiconductors
  • Cobalt in steel for magnets


(source: cleanup.org.au)


At Secure Computer Recycling & Disposal, we provide our clients with peace of mind by ensuring secure eWaste-recycling techniques when handling their ICT equipment. For more detail on how we achieve this, please contact the Secure Computer Recycling & Disposal office.

Why Recycle?

eWaste in landfills causes poisonous substances to seep into groundwater, contaminating soil and making its way into the food chain.

Recycling eWaste is more complex than a plastic bottle – it must be broken into parts, its usable materials separated and toxic material safely disposed.

At Secure Computer Recycling and Disposal, we are here to help your business reduce its environmental footprint.

We believe everyone has a responsibility to help reduce the volume of toxic eWaste and we understand businesses have limited time to set aside for eWaste management, which is where a responsible ePartner can help.

Secure Computer Recycling and Disposal are bound by high standards to manage your eWaste securely, with no consequences to the environment.