Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a term for electronic products that have become unwanted, non-working, or obsolete, and have essentially reached the end of their useful life.
As per E-waste Rule 2016, E-waste is defined as ‘electrical and electronic equipment, whole or in part discarded as waste by the consumer or bulk consumer as well as rejects from manufacturing, refurbishment and repair processes.
E-waste contains many valuable, recoverable materials such as aluminum, copper, gold, silver, plastics, and ferrous metals. In order to conserve natural resources and the energy needed to produce new electronic equipment from virgin resources, electronic equipment can be refurbished, reused, and recycled instead of being land-filled.
E-waste also contains toxic and hazardous materials including mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium, chromium, and chemical flame retardants, which have the potential to leach into our soil and water.
Benefits of E-waste Recycling
♦ Electronics Recycling Conserves Natural Resources:
There are many materials that can be recovered from old electronics. These materials can be used to make new products, thus reducing the need to mine for new raw materials. For instance, various metals can be recovered from computer circuit boards and other electronics, and the plastics and glass found in computer monitors and televisions can be recycled.
♦ Electronics Recycling Supports the Community:
Donating your old electronics plays an important role in the provision of refurbished products such as computers and mobile phones, which can be of great help to low-income families, schools, and not-for-profit organizations. It also helps individuals gain access to technology that they could not have otherwise afforded.
♦ Electronics Recycling Creates Employment Locally:
Considering that around 90 percent of electronic equipment is recyclable, electronics recycling can play a significant role in creating employment. This is because new firms dealing with electronics recycling will form and existing firms will look to employ more people to recover recyclable materials. This can be triggered by the increase in the demand for electronics recycling.
♦ Electronics Recycling Helps Protect Public Health and the Environment
Many electronics have toxic or hazardous materials such as mercury and lead, which can be harmful to the environment if disposed of in trash cans. Reusing and recycling electronics safely helps in keeping hazardous materials from harming humans or the environment. For example, televisions and computer monitors are hazardous since they have lead in them. Printed circuit boards contain harmful materials such as cadmium, lead, mercury, and chromium. Also, batteries in computers and other electronics may contain hazardous materials such as cadmium, mercury, and lead.
Instead of keeping old electronics in the house or dumping them in landfills, recycling or reusing them is an appropriate option that should be supported by individuals and organizations. Considering the benefits of electronics recycling, it is very important that people in various parts of the world embrace this concept.
- Creates Jobs: E-waste recycling creates new jobs for professional recyclers and creates a secondary market for recycled materials.
Collection Mechanism of e-waste
The company had planned to adopt the Buy-back Scheme:
♦ Under Buyback Scheme, in cases where the customer wants to discard their old product, they may call at the Toll-Free number (18001204660) and our representatives shall approach the customer and buy the said discarded product from the customer and in consideration.
♦ The Customer shall also be free to deposit the discarded product at the nearest collection point and he will get the discount voucher and shall be eligible for the discount on the purchase of a selected new product of the Company. The company will coordinate with other independent vendors who may sell the e-waste/EOL product collected by them.
♦ The Company will furthermore elaborate its scheme and shall keep updating the same based on the experience faced while implementing the said schemes on a quarterly basis.
Direct Collection from Customer’s premises:
♦ For the collection of e-waste, the Company has set up a toll-free number where any customer may call and register itself for either depositing their old product free of cost or otherwise under a buy-back program initiated by the company. The company shall give its toll-free number on its product manuals, website, and social networking platforms and at its various connected premises for its customer information for disposal of their e-waste. The customer can directly call on these numbers and the e-waste will be directly collected by the company or by its recycler partner. The company has a recycler partner (RAJDHANI RECYCLING PRIVATE LIMITED) who has managed logistic service through Professional Logistics Pvt. Ltd. available at most of the locations at its collection centers.
Recycling of E-waste
The Company (Automation Combine) has tied -up with the M/s RAJDHANI RECYCLING PRIVATE LIMITED for the collection of all E-waste on PAN India and disposes the same at their plant at PLOT NO F-416 M G ROAD INDUSTRIAL AREA GHAZIABAD U.P. HAPUR. Customers can reach or call on 18001204660. Our representatives explain to them the process of disposal and make them aware of the nearest drop point available to drop the e-waste also give information about incentives we will offer to them against their end-of-life product. If any customer wants to hand over the material from their doorsteps, we do send either our logistics team or the E-waste Solutions team to collect the items and channelize the same to our e-waste partner plant for final processing.
Do’s & Don’ts
♦ Always look for information in the catalog with your product for end-of-life equipment equipment.
♦ Ensure that only Authorized Recyclers/Dismantler handle your electronic products.
♦ Always call our toll-free No’s to dispose of products that have reached end-of-life.
♦ Always drop your used electronic products, batteries, or any accessories when they reach the end of their life at your nearest Authorized E-Waste Collection.
♦ Always disconnect the battery from the product, and ensure any glass surface is protected against.
♦ Do not dismantle your electronic Products on your own.
♦ Do not throw electronics in bins having a “Do not Dispose”.
♦ Do not give e-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like Local Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers.
♦ Do not dispose of your product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills.
|S.No||City||State||Address||Branch Manager||Contact Details|
|1.||New Delhi||New Delhi||Plot No. 619, Block A,
Near Tata Telco Service Station,
Delhi – 110037
|2.||Ghaziabad||Uttar Pradesh||A-227, Ground Floor,
Behind Radisson Blu Hotel,
Kaushambi Ghaziabad, UP-201012
|3.||Lucknow||Uttar Pradesh||S 317, Transport Nagar,
Near RTO Office,
Lucknow, UP – 226012
|MR.KRISHAN KUMAR||9335166155 /
|4.||Mumbai||Maharashtra||Plot No. 92,
Gali No. 01, Sector 19C,
Vashi Navi Mumbai – 400705
|BALWAN SINGH||9372166155 /
|5.||Pune||Maharashtra||Plot No. 24, Sector 4, Shikshak Colony,
Near Spine City,
Maharashtra – 412105
|6.||Nagpur||Maharashtra||Plot No-36 Near P.D Hospital Khadgaon Road Wadi Nagpur Nagpur-440023||Mr.Jaswant Ruhil||9834050247|
|7.||Chennai||Tamil Nadu||3/27 Sakthi Garden Phase II, Senneerkuppam,
Poonamallee, Near Bisleri Water Plant,
Tamil Nadu – 600056
|8.||Gurugram||Haryana||J-171, New Palam Vihar Phase-1,
Haryana – 122017
|9.||Hyderabad||Telangana||Plot No.-111,JK Nagar QuthbullapurRangaraddy Near Bharat Patrol Pump Near Bharat Patrol Pump Hyderabad-500055||MR.Vinod||9395166155/
|10.||Bangalore||Karnataka||No. 43 1st floor 2nd main D.D.U.T.T.L.
Karnataka – 560022
|11.||Mangalore||Karnataka||Opp. Hindustan Lever Ltd. Sultan,
|12.||Guwahati||Assam||HN-34, Kundil Nagar BasisthaChariali,
Near Parbhat Apartment,
Guwahati – 781029
|13.||Indore||Madhya Pradesh||1 st Floor, 32 T.T.Nagar, Behind Kataria Complex , Ring Road Dewas Naka Indore 452010 MP-452010||MR.Yogesh||9,30,31,14,152|
|14.||Ahmedabad||Gujarat||Office No. 23, Shivalik Residency, B/h Kadmavala Textiles, Nr, Mony Hotel, Isanpur Gujarat – 382405||MR. OmVir||931277782/999166154|
|15.||Patna||Bihar||Dr AK Pandey (IPS) Malyanil,
Bihar – 800001
|16.||Kolkata||West Bengal||104 B T ROAD ,+D19:D20 SHED NO -15/3, R I C I E , BLOCK -2 Near bylocknathmandir BONHOOGHLY KOLKATA 700108 WB – 700108||MR.VIKASH KUMAR||9674030500|
|17.||Chandigarh||Punjab||Shop No: -15 & 16, Pabhat Road,
Opp – Tennis Academy,
|18.||Jaipur||Rajasthan||81, 200 ft. By Pass||MR.YOGESH SAHARAN||9309413301|
|Near Ajmer Road, Heerapura|
|Rajasthan – 302021|
|19.||J&K||JAMMU||117 Singh, complex, opp Indian Oil Gas Plant, Village Bari Barhmana Kartholi, Jammu-181133||MR.DHARAMPAL||9599917352|
|20.||Cochin||Kerla||H.O -Building No-11/286A Kallarackal House Palliamkara Near HMT Post Office Ernakulam Cochin, Kerala-683504||Mr.Ramesh||8891991199|
|21.||Bhopal||Madhya Pradesh||C-317, ShriRameshwaram, Baghmugaliya, Bhopal 462043, Bhopal 462043||Mr.Kuldeep||9,30,02,11,877|
|22.||Surat||Gujarat||CG-20, Sainath Complex Near Darshan Hotal, AL Umbhel Kadodara Tal.Kamrej Surat-394225||r.Krishan Kumar Swa||9377895537|
|23.||Vadodra||Gujarat||KTC House, Opp. Bundy India Near Sussen Circle Vadsar Road, Ekarpura Vadodra, Vadodra-390010||Mr.Prakash Poonia||9327200656|
|24.||Bhubneswar||Orissa||Plot No-117/1338, Near N.H. Side, Pandara, District-Khurda, Bhubneswar Odisha 751006||Mr.NIHAR MOHAATRA||9337902236|
|25.||Coimbatore||Tamil Nadu||NO-12/293 Mettupalyam Road Vellakinar Piruvu, Coimbatore-641029||Mr.Ravi||9994323847|
|26.||Jamshedpur||Jarkhand||Near Howrah Bridge Beside Crain Stand, Kalimati Road Sakchi Jamshedpur-831001||Mr.Harish||9334608428|
|27.||Rudrapur||Uttrakhand||A-11 Ring Road Awas Vikash, Rudrapur U.S.NAGAR, Rudrapur-274204||Mandeep Kumar||9557088500|
|28.||Dehradun||Uttrakhand||Prem Nagar IMA Dehradun Uttrakhand Dehradun||Mr.Sandeep||97602985500|
|29.||Siliguri||West Bengal||Burdwan Road,
Siliguri Ganga Nagar,
|30.||Madurai||Tamil Nadu||Door No-94/17, Sathiya Moorthy Nagar,
Opp-Central Warehouse Godown,
By Pass Road Madurai,
|31.||Ranchi||Jharkhand||Radha Complex Khel Gaon More Deepa Toli Ranchi Ranchi||Mr.Ramesh||9334793207|
|32.||Himachal||Himachal||Darnu, K.B Dharamshala dist Kangra Himachal Himachal-176215||Mr.Ajay||8091126007|
Iind Floor Ponda Commerce Center,
Near IDBI Bank, Tisk Ponda Goa,Goa-403401
|34.||Visakhapatnam||Andhra Pradesh||Godown No-12-18/3,
Near Mary Palam Bus Stop,
|35.||Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar||Mithun Gate, Near Town Baptist Church,
Nyokum Lapang Itanagar Itanagar-791111
|36.||Raipur||Chhattisgarh||MIG 245 Kabir Nagar,
Near Commercial Complex,