Working in the modern era provides convenience and efficiency at the same time. You can now process office documents, projects, and proposals in a computer and produce hard copies fresh from printing machines. However, with the bulk and countless paperwork to print, there will be a time when a printer can’t handle the never-ending demands to a point where it eventually breaks. And that will be the best time to replace or upgrade it to a better one.
Whatever your reason is for discarding a printer, you should take note that it is not a regular waste. Therefore, it should not end up in household bins, or else prepare your wallet to pay the penalty for illegal dumping. You need to dismantle and sort its components first before the scheduled e-waste collection from the local council pickup, which can take days or weeks by the way.
Moreover, it requires time and effort to disassemble and segregate its components. Also, it has harmful chemicals that are health risks for your body. But fret not because there is a safe and eco-friendly method to dispose of your printers, and that is through printer recycling.
Authorities are now urging people to recycle materials because of the on-going national waste problem. So, help resolve the issue by dumping your old and broken printers in these 5 places where you can recycle them.
The government invested in the Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative to boost recycling efforts on a much larger scale. With an additional 337 million on its budget for 2017-2021, building recycling centres is one of its main objectives. And you can check the available Community Recycling Centres (CRC) all over NSW here.
Bear in mind that not all councils offer e-waste collection and drop the junk off in recycling centres. And if they do, company printers are excluded since the kerbside e-waste collection is for household items only.
In these unfortunate cases, you have no other option but to take your printer and its parts to the CRC drop-off points yourself and let them do the printer recycling process.
Salvage Yards/Online Markets
You can also opt to sell your printers in exchange for a few bucks. There are several salvage yards available all over Sydney that buy a printer’s components or the unit itself depending on its current condition.
Moreover, you can also sell it online, which widens your market reach. You can find a lot of interested buyers in eBay, Amazon, or on your social media sites.
No one has ever become poor by giving. Help the community and charitable institutions by donating your old printer. As long as it is in manageable or repairable condition, there are a lot of students, teachers, and private groups who can utilise it for their printing needs and requirements.
Part of the Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative is offering grants to business owners who conduct innovative methods to recycle wastes. Take the TonerPave product as an example. It carries out printer recycling by using ink cartridges as filling materials in asphalt pavements. The company claims that using TonerPave prevents road rutting and cracking, reduces carbon footprint, and requires less maintenance.
There are a lot of private companies out there, especially in the construction industry that can take your printer waste into important use. Contact them and ask if they can pick up your printing device.
As stated earlier, council pickups take days or weeks before collecting e-waste products. Or they might not get them at all due to their service limitations. Moreover, they are also strict when it comes to waste segregation. You can avoid the long waiting time and fines from improper sorting of a printer’s components by booking a rubbish removal service.
Paul’s Rubbish Removal guarantees to disintegrate and sort your printer’s components according to their type. Paul’s team of professional removalists will take the waste to recycling centres or drop-off points following the NSW EPA Guidelines.
It is the best choice to hire a rubbish removal company to avoid the hassle and inconvenience. With just a call, they will take your printer waste on the very same day.
As authorities and environmental advocates push for the Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative, printer recycling is the best option of discarding your printer and its parts. It protects the environment and the community’s well-being. So, do everything in your power to recycle a broken printer and its components whenever possible.
Presented with the five places where you can recycle a printer, it is now up to you to choose the best option. Save yourself from worries and overthinking on how to deal with your printer waste by choosing Paul’s Rubbish E-waste Removal Services.
Our team of dedicated and friendly removalists are experts when it comes to disintegrating printer parts and sorting them according to their waste type. We also have a vast network of recycling partners that will surely turn your rubbish into something useful and meaningful.
We care about the environment as much as you do, so don’t hesitate to call us at 0407 125 125 or email us here.