E-Waste Recycling Box
Author: Ryan Collins
MobileMuster has teamed up with Storage King and ECOACTIV to provide a responsible recycling option for mobile phone (and their accessories) as well as other small electronics, many of which aren't included in free collections that operate under the National TV and Computer Recycling Scheme.
Under the program households, school or workplaces can purchase an E-Waste Recycling Box from participating Storage King locations for just $3.50. Once the box is filled with the accepted items, it is returned to Storage King locations, from where it is sent for recycling to high ethical and environmental standards.
Over 90% of the materials in electronic items can be recycled. Any information or data stored on items is securely destroyed during the recycling process. Actor Gyton Grantley, from Underbelly and House Husbands is the MobileMuster ambassador for the program. Watch as he explains the program including how to pack the box and what happens with different materials.
In and Outs
One of the key benefits of this program is that many items like CD and DVD players and gaming devices not covered by other schemes can be recycled. It's important to follow the guidelines and only include the appropriate items.
Yes, put these items in the box
- Notebooks, printers, fax machines, scanners, desktop sized printers, CD drives, hard drives
- VCR players, projectors, overhead projects, network equipment, cables, keyboards, mice, floppy discs, printer cartridges
- Electronic games/toys, DVD players, stereos, cameras, video cameras, iPods
- Mobile phones, their batteries, chargers and accessories
No, keep these items out of the box
- Whitegoods, vacuum cleaners, microwaves and other domestic appliances
- UPS units, cathode ray tubes (CRTs) out of their casing (cracked or broken)
- Non-computer batteries, non-mobile phone batteries, loose batteries e.g. A, AA, C, D & 9 volt
- Fluorescent lighting tubes, globes and lamps
- Power tools and industrial equipment
- Any contaminated equipment or other hazardous waste
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