This term applies to customer and business electronic equipment that is near or at the ending of its useful life. There is no clear description for electronic waste (e-waste) at this time, but if you can publicize it in to an electrical outlet or else it embraces circuit boards or chips, it is most likely e-waste. These products can enclose heavy metals like cadmium, lead, copper, as well as chromium that can pollute the environment. DO NOT dispose of these items in the trash or else your recycle bins.
Examples of e-waste include, but not limited to:
- TVs, computer monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, Laptop and other IT scrap
- Cables, circuit boards, lamps, clocks, flashlight, calculators, phones, answering machines, digital/video cameras, radios, VCRs, DVD players, MP3 and CD players
- Kitchen equipment (toasters, coffee makers, microwave ovens)
- Laboratory equipment (hot plates, microscopes, calorimeters)
- Broken computer monitors, television tubes (CRTs)
Landfills cannot assist with e-waste recycling. When disposed of improperly, plastic, glass, and heavy metals present in e-waste becomes one of the major reasons behind marine impurity. So it is Important avoid throwing e-waste in your garbage bins and Sign in with Virogreen Middle East – the leading e-scrap buyers to help you with their smart e-waste management solutions in UAE.
Recycling e-waste can significantly reduce the need for heavy metal mining as well as green house gas emission from virgin material production.
Student E-waste Recycling Options
If you live on-campus you can set out of your e-waste with no trouble and expediently by creating a Ticket or contacting your college maintenance office.
Additional information on disposal or recycling of e-waste as well as other synchronized items can be found in all college mailrooms, Graduate Scholar Housing Mailroom as well as the Laundry Community room. Multibins are blue cabinets build to gather batteries, small electronics, printer cartridges, as well as CDs. They are positioned in every college mailroom.