Frequently Asked Questions

Many businesses do not realise the impact of electronic waste on the environment. Electronics are just thrown away as if they’re plain trash, unknowingly containing toxic materials, such as arsenic, lead, mercury, and antimony. When these materials end up in land and water bodies, they can cause serious health problems for those in contact.

At Eco IT Solutions, we’re encouraging everyone to support and practice e-waste recycling. To help you understand what e-waste recycling is all about, check out our answers to some frequently asked questions below:

We offer removal and disposal of your unwanted IT hardware, any equipment with a Hard Drive or carrying sensitive information is securely wiped and destroyed. If your unwanted IT hardware still has value, it will be resold with the revenue used to fund the disposal services or credit return.

All electrical items that contain precious metals, wiring and batteries. After processing these items, we can return a large amount to raw materials for reuse.

Recycling old electronics is a process of removing the assembled structure to the point of separating each metal, plastic or battery to the original raw material. This is important as we know commodities are a finite resource – e.g. if we consider just Gold, a metal we wouldn’t throw away as jewelry but it’s estimated we threw away $30bn in 2016 from ewaste. We are promoting a Circular Economy, which repurposes & reuses materials once the initial use is complete. We believe the current Linear Economy of ‘create – use – throw away’ is not sustainable.

We follow ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 standards.

Yes we do, please contact us for more information – locations vary by state.

Yes, we can collect equipment from your office, warehouse or data centre.

Hazardous materials are still collected by us and managed safely at our facility.

Some companies have their IT environment of servers, storage and networking equipment in a data center (off site), whilst others have this at their premises. Either way, if your team don’t have resources to decommission (unplug & remove) equipment then we can offer data center decommissioning services.

We use Blancco data erasure, you will receive a certificate of destruction for the erased HDDs.

We cover all of Australia and New Zealand, we can also extend our services to Asia for clients who have multiple sites across Asia Pacific.

 Yes we provide certificates of destruction for all equipment that has been successfully recycled, and we provide certificates of data destruction for all HDDs.

Our major facilities are located in each major city within Australia and New Zealand.

We cater to businesses of all sizes, our facility is large enough to house over 20,000 items per week. Furthermore, we support IT Resellers that wish to support their customers during a sale of new hardware.

Yes, please get in touch for more information.