If you’re anything like me, the cupboard in your spare room is filled with old dust-gathering electronics which have either broken down or simply been superseded, while your desk drawers are brimming with a litany of power cables, chargers and other miscellaneous cords. (If you own a small business, change the word cupboard to entire office and you get my drift.)
Now the reason I’ve been holding on to all this IT junk is not that I like to occasionally reminisce over the good times we have shared together (although my old Playstation is an obvious exception) or love being surrounded by clutter. I just can’t bear the thought of all this stuff going to landfill. A couple of times a year my local council has an e-waste drop off day, but each time I seem to miss it. Which is why I am so pleased to blog about a new e-waste recycling service called TechCollect.
Funded by a number of Australia’s leading technology companies (including Fuji Xerox Printers) TechCollect has drop off locations nationwide. Residents and small business owners can use the service to recycle old printers, TVs, monitors, computers and other IT peripherals and accessories. Best of all, the service is completely free!
E-waste is growing three times faster than other types of waste in Australia - and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you that much of it isn’t particularly bio-degradable. By choosing to recycle your old devices with TechCollect, you can help keep e-waste out of landfill both here in Australia and overseas.
So what happens to your old printer once you drop it off? TechCollect adheres to the highest safety and environmental standards. Old electronics are broken down into component materials which are then used to manufacture new products. This conserves resources which further reduces the impact of electronics on the environment.
What do you need to do?
1. Dig out your old printers, computers and other IT waste
2. Delete your personal data off the device (or talk to TechCollect about data wiping options)
3. Find a drop off site near you by visiting www.techcollect.com.au or call 1300 229 837
4. Drop the device off – easy!
Watch the video to find out more:
Fuji Xerox Printers is proud to be a founding member of TechCollect. Find out more about our company’s commitment to sustainability here.