How to Reduce E-Waste by Recycling Your Old PC and Electronic Devices

Do you have old computers that are taking up your home space and collecting dust? I believe most families have the problem.

e-waste in box

We know that we cannot simply throw away the unused electronic items, but why? What is the correct way to handle them? Who can help us?

Read on to know more about the correct way to dispose E-Waste. (You can even trade-in old PC for cash!)

What is E-waste?

e-waste dump

Electronic Wastes (E-Waste) is end-of-life electrical devices, such as computer hardware (computer, server, printer, etc) and household appliances (microwave, oven, fridge, TV, etc).

We cannot simply dump E-waste because they contain hazardous materials and metals that will damage lives and the environment.

E-waste should be disposed using the correct methods. In Malaysia, the Malaysian Department of Environment (DOE) has the rules and regulations for E-waste disposition.

Usedcomputer Malaysia

Usedcomputer Malaysia is the E-waste recycling company that fully compliance with the DOE, Code SW110.

Established in 2001, Usedcomputer Malaysia (formerly known as Computer Cycle Holdings) is a wholly owned subsidiary of TM Recycle IT Sdn Bhd. It is the provider of large-scale recycling and IT asset management services in Malaysia.

usedcomputer malaysia facility

The company’s main facility is in Pulau Indah, Port Klang and has branches in Penang, Sabah, and Sarawak.

Rethink, Reuse, Recycle

The design of the recycling process and how they do things in their facilities are guided by their core values, the ‘3R’ dictum: Rethink, Reuse, Recycle.

  • Rethink: always re-thinking and finding better, more effective ways to recycle.
  • Reuse: always evaluate whether an E-waste has life left in it and put it back to use.
  • Recycle: make new products out of old products. Protecting the environment by reducing the landfill waste.
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List of recyclable E-waste

When ICT based items and home appliances reach their end-of-life, they are categorised as E-waste. Here is the list of E-waste that Usedcomputer Malaysia will recycle:

E-Waste from ICT:

E-Waste from ICT

  • Desktops and PCs
  • Servers
  • Laptops
  • LCD/CRT Monitors
  • Keyboards and Mouses
  • PCB Circuit Boards
  • Hard disk drives (HDDs)
  • Power supply units
  • photocopiers
  • printers/scanners
  • fax machines
  • electric and network cable
  • communication system
  • network system
  • modems, routers, hubs and switches
  • comms rack
  • PABX
  • projectors
  • UPS

E-Waste from home appliances:

E-Waste from home appliances

  • CRT and LCD monitors
  • Televisions
  • audio systems
  • washing machine
  • heaters
  • electric irons
  • microwave ovens
  • blenders
  • coffee makers
  • electric cookers and kettles
  • air-conditioners
  • fans
  • refrigerators
  • digital cameras
  • mobile phones and tablets

Do you have any item in the list at your home?

Secured Data Destruction

secured data destruction

Besides E-waste disposal, Usedcomputer Malaysia also offers secured computer data destruction service.

When you are disposing your computers, you want to make sure all data inside is not readable by anyone. File deleting or disk formatting are not enough, the best way is data destruction.

Secured data destruction can be done using software or physical destruction method.

Usedcomputer Malaysia uses Blancco Data Destruction software from Finland to completely erase data so that data restoration is impossible. A data destruction certificates will be issued to you.

Physical destruction method is used when a hard drive is not accessible by a computer, either does not have the connectivity interface or cannot run the data destruction software.

This method physically destroys the hard drive by drilling, grinding, crushing and render it completely unusable and unreadable.

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IT and electronics asset management

IT and electronics asset management

Usedcomputer Malaysia could assist in managing the “end-of-life” (EOL) IT assets and electronics when your company is upgrading to new IT systems and electronics.

They offer full IT asset management, IT de-installation or IT decommissioning and complete resale evaluation services.

Trade-in your used electronics for cash

trade-in used electronics for cash

Don’t you like to trade-in your used electronics for some cash?

Usedcomputer Malaysia accepts trade-in of your old computers, laptops, monitors, whether it is new or old, in working condition or damaged.

The trade-in value will depend on the age, condition and specification of your electronic devices.

The Usedcomputer Malaysia’s trade-in locations are:

  • GM Klang
  • Econsave Kampung Jawa
  • Mydin Semenyih Hypermarket
  • Mydin Senawang Hypermarket

You can also visit UsedComputer.asia to buy pre-loved electronic devices.

Conclusion

As a tech guy, you can imagine that I have many old computer hardware sitting in dark corners of my house. Some of them are old but still usable, some of them are no longer function but contains private data. I had no idea how to get rid of them the environment-friendly way.

Now I am glad to learn that Usedcomputer Malaysia provides the perfect solutions to dispose our E-waste in Malaysia. Hey, I could also make some pocket money by trade-in old computers!

Hopefully, Usedcomputer Malaysia will have more nationwide collection stations and trade-in locations.

For more information, please visit UsedComputer Malaysia or call +603-3101-4955 to dispose your E-Waste today. Follow Usedcompuer Malaysia on Facebook and Instagram.

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