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When it comes to I.T disposals, e-waste recycling matters more than ever.

Dismantling is still the most eco-responsible way of recycling. All material can be reduced to metals, plastics, PCB’s, batteries and so on. All of these materials can be resold or remanufactured. It also requires less energy to remanufacture than to manufacture. 2nds IT performs dismantling on site.

Sustainable Efforts

2nds IT is committed to being an environmental advocate. We continually seek opportunities to protect our planet’s resources by reducing electronic waste, conserving energy and water and using recycled products. All collected IT assets are either reused or recycled. Where computers are deemed unusable they are recycled using various intricate methods to break down materials that would otherwise go to landfill.

Dismantling hardware is still the most eco-responsible way of recycling. We separate metals, plastics, glass, batteries etc. A lot of this waste contains high levels of toxins such as mercury, lead and phosphor which are damaging to our environment. At the same time, this waste also contains valuable resources that are reusable including copper, iron and nickel. In most cases, it requires less energy to recycle these materials than it takes to produce. Any material that cannot be reused is dismantled for further processing.

Shredder

Hard drives that cannot be wiped are shredded on site. The PCB is removed from the drive and the platters are shredded. The metals are then sent to a local recycling plant.

  • Teel – crushed and sent locally to be smelted.
  • Batteries – All dry batteries are sent locally for separation and recovery.
  • Power supplies – either reused or dismantled into steel, plastic, copper and PCBs.
  • Electric motors – reused or separated into steel and copper.
  • Cables – reused or stripped into plastic and copper.
  • PCB’s (printed circuit boards) – shipped to Korea for de-manufacture and crushing; the IC’s are often reused in new products.
  • Toners – recycled locally in Sydney.
  • Mobile phones – we are a drop-off point for MobileMuster, a free Mobile phone recycling program.
  • 2nds IT adheres to the compliance guidelines set out by the state and federal government when it comes to dismantling, sorting and recycling IT equipment.
  • 2nds IT is AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems certified – this is our guarantee to you that we do it right.

E-Waste

E waste disposal in Sydney is on the peak as last year the Australians residents discarded 1.6 million old computer systems and replace them with 2.4 million latest and fastest systems. In Australia alone around 5.3 million computer systems are in storage that may never see the sun again. After very long durations, the hardware that was put in landfills with start breaking down chemically into toxins that contaminate the water and soil. These toxins find way into our lives again as we use this soil and water.

Lead is the most harmful material that contaminates water and soil. It can prove to be fatal. From a CRT alone, 2 Kgs of lead is released and this lead finds way into our water impacting our children the most.

Other Toxins

A computer hardware generally has mercury, hexavalent chromium, barium, beryllium, phosphor, cadmium, and bromated flame retardants. Not only this the basic metal ions like copper, silicon and gold find way to human body in an undesired proportion due to improper disposal methods.

Using free e waste collection services in Sydney we are becoming bit innovative toward the preservation of our environment. We make sure e-waste electronic recycling focuses on managing the waste appropriately and no landfill receives the hardware waste without e-waste recycling.

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ISO Certified

2NDS IT is proud to be currently approved to AS/NZS 5377 E-WASTE & ISO 14001 (Environment) standards. We’re passionate about environmental sustainability.

Statewide Collection Coverage

Through our dedicated collection facilities and trusted logistics partners, 2NDS IT  has the ability to collect IT equipment from sites statewide. From single-site collections through to complex logistical operations, we provide versatile solutions to suit you and your business. We collect all corporate IT assets, with the exception of white goods and consumer quantities of electronic waste.