When your electronic devices are coming to an end of their life-cycle, an issue arises to properly recycle them. For an extremely long period of time, dumping e-waste into landfills has been the usual practice of e-waste management. Decades of wrong electronic waste disposal practices have filled sites with dangerous metals, polluting the surrounding soil and groundwater. AST Recycling follows environmentally friendly e-waste disposal practices, in accordance with eWasa and the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa.
We take the burden of e-waste disposal away from you by coming to your organisation, collecting electronic waste and recycling it at our recycling facility in Johannesburg.
E-Waste Management for Your Business
We help organisations dispose of their old or unwanted IT equipment in a simple and secure way:
We identify quantity, location and types of equipment (number of items, storage areas, descriptions of equipment).
Our team arranges collection at an agreed time from a confirmed address in order to minimise delays and ensure a quick turnaround time for service.
We serialise the items at client's site or on our site for reporting purposes according to client's requirements. Done for record keeping and audit purposes so the assets are effectively removed from asset register.
We dismantle and recycle all downstream fractions with registered and certified downstream vendors.
Our team provides transparent, accurate reporting to the client via Certificate of Recycling issued via PDF with all relevant information including date, weight, and descriptions of items, as well as serial number lists depending on client needs.
Benefits of E-Waste Management
Secure Data Sanitisation
We are specialists in data sanitisation, whereby we safely wipe all data so that equipment can be recycled without risk.
Compliance and Free Certificates
Our secure processes ensure that your company meets corporate and
compliance mandates. We issue free Data Destruction and E-waste disposal certificates on request.
Positive Environmental Impact
Recycling electronic devices ensure that they do not end up in landfill polluting the environment and negatively impact human health.
Contribution to a Circular Economy
As a business, zero waste to landfill means that you will be a part of a circular economy.
Get Paid to Recycle
We pay you for every kilogram of electronic waste recycled. The more you recycle, the more money you are awarded.
Free E-Waste Collection
We’ll save you time and money by coming to your offices and collecting your old or unwanted electronic equipment.
Corporates in South Africa have a responsibility to ensure that they put in to place the appropriate policies and processes for the proper management and disposal of their electronic devices when it reaches the end of life. The National Environmental Management: Waste Act, stipulates that if organisations are found to have not adhered to adequate disposal processes and their devices are found on a landfill and can be traced back to the organisation via the serial number, that organisation could be liable for a R10,000,000.00 fine or up to 10 years in prison, in an attempt to ensure proper disposal of this waste stream.
For companies in South Africa, the key is to find a compliant partner to deal with to ensure that every effort is made to contribute to the circular economy and ultimately prevent electronic devices from ending up in landfills, in South Africa, as well as the continent of Africa.
Using clearly defined environmentally friendly processes and procedures, based on our ISO 14001: 2015 certification and standards, we are able to offer our clients a one-stop solution for their e-waste recycling requirements.
We issue free certificates of Data Destruction and E-waste Disposal on request.