Friday, February 3, 2017

How to discard of your eWaste - old electronic equipment etc?

Sunset Beach Home Owners Association would like to recommend Cape eWaste as your go-to for discarding all your electronic waste.  We will also be collaborating with Cape eWaste to do collection drives in Sunset Beach once every 3 months.  They will be here on a Saturday morning between 09h00 and 12h00, to take any unwanted electronic equipment as mentioned below.  Please do keep your eyes on our Sunset Beach Calendar at the bottom of this page for the next eWaste Collection date.

Electronic waste, or E-Waste, is the fastest growing waste stream in South Africa. 

Every year, you the consumer and businesses discard of millions of
  • televisions, 
  • computers, 
  • cell phones, and 
  • other electronic products.
The challenge is to find economical ways to recycle and reuse these products.

We at Cape e-Waste Recyclers provide a free service to the day to day consumer as well as our bigger corporates, retailers, education facilities, medical institutes and our local & national government.

eWaste being dismantled.
Photo  www.RSG,
Note the following: Recent studies show that the component materials of electronic items threaten human health and the environment, especially water and air. Cathode ray tubes (CRTs), the glass picture tubes found in television and computer monitors, contain lead. Computers contain heavy metals such as lead, chromium, nickel, zinc and other metals. Many landfills refuse to accept electronic products, or charge a hefty disposal fee. Local and state governments are imposing strict guidelines on proper disposal.

In South Africa we are running out of Landfill Space, see the video report HERE

The question now is simple.

How do you recycle your e-waste?

You will find a collection point for your eWaste at Makro in Milnerton.

As a Certified Collector of e-waste, Cape E-Waste Recyclers, recycles or re-sells unusable computers and their components to downstream vendors. All other computer components are dismantled by Cape E-Waste Recyclers and sold as commodities, in compliance with the South African Environmental Act for collections of e-waste. 

In addition, Cape E-Waste Recyclers regularly holds collection events with cities, churches, schools and businesses throughout the Cape Peninsula and also accepts e-waste from retail stores throughout the region.

Cape E-Waste Recyclers strongly supports environmentally sound disposal practices. Cape E-Waste Recyclers supports the enactment of legislation that would create a national framework to address the increasing volumes of electronic product scrap and end-of-life technologies.

  1. Collection of electronic scrap from customer sites.
  2. Disposing of excess and redundant equipment
  3. Warehouse and computer clear out’s.
  4. Dismantling Electronic Equipment and Removal of Medical Equipment e.g.:
  5. X-Ray Machines
  6. Fridges, Microwaves, Dishwashers, Washing Machines, Tumble Dryers, Vacuum Cleaners, etc.
  7. NB:   Monitors and Television’s are hazardous and are therefore classified as zero value. We will remove them, providing other electronic scrap is available and ensure correct disposal. Keyboards, mice and printers are mainly plastic, but we take them with collections of other E-Waste.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

The good news is that you can become part of the solution to responsibly recycle your e-waste.

Unit 16 & 17, Brackenrite Business Park,  just off Kruispad, Brackenfell
S 33° 52.613′     E 018° 41.764′
Tel: 021-987-7133