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With Spring in the air, it is time to clear your garage, the cupboard under the stairs and the drawer filled with old cellphones to take your electronic waste (e-waste) to a collection point near you.

eWASA members reported growing collection figures for both the collection events hosted earlier in the year and hope to set a new record with this round. After all, you will need space for all the electronic goodies this Christmas will bring.

Electronic waste (e-waste) is anything that uses electricity or a battery to operate. Thus it includes a wide range of goods, including large and small household appliances, computer equipment and consumer electronics such as TVs, Hi-fi’s and gaming consoles. Of course the list continues to include telephones and cellphones, fax machines and telex machine that hogs the cupboard space in the hall.

eWASA member companies include collectors, refurbishers, dismantlers and recyclers and each company plays an important role in the end-of-life management of discarded electronic equipment. Not only do these machines contain valuable materials such as copper, gold and palladium, but also a number of materials that could damage the environment including lead, barium, mercury and other heavy metals.

Around the globe e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream, small wonder if you consider our increasing appetite for electronics in every application of our lives.

On local shores the disposal of e-waste is governed by the NEMA Waste Act of 2008 and its regulations, requiring companies to report on collection and disposal of the waste items and introducing a time limit that will see a complete ban for these items to go to landfill.

Below is a list of companies who will provide 635 collection points nation-wide on 19 October to ensure the environmentally sound management of the e-waste collected. eWASA and its partners continue to work to increase the number of collection points. For more information on eWASA and its members see www.ewasa.org or browse on www.mywaste.co.za to find a permanent collection point in your area. Most of the points listed below are permanent collection points for e-waste.

Click HERE to view the various collection points.

Company name

Collection Point

Type of waste collected

City

Contact person

Email

Tel

Cape e-Waste Recyclers

Cape Garden Centre, 56 Tarentaal Road, Joostenbergvlakte

all e-waste

Cape Town

Liana Bradford

capeewaste@mweb.co.za

(021)987 7133

Cape e-Waste Recyclers

Stodels Garden Centre, Eversdal Road, Bellville

all e-waste

Bellville

Liana Bradford

capeewaste@mweb.co.za

(021)987 7133

Tshwane Electronic Waste Company

Shop 4, Crystal Corner, 353 24th Ave, Villeria

all e-waste

Pretoria

Melanie

melanie@intcomp.co.za

(012) 329 2125

Refurb Warehouse

3 Bontes St, Fleurdal, Bloemfontein

all e-waste

Bloemfontein

Rehan Botha

rehan@refurbwarehouse.co.za

(051) 522 4870; (082) 895 2678

Aliangy

Aliangy, No. 6 First Avenue, Industrial Site, Mahikeng

all e-waste

Mahikeng

Alfred Esiang

aliangy@telkomsa.net

(083) 757 3299; (018) 381 0165

Remade Recycling

Remade Recycling – Germiston JHB
18 James Bright Avenue
Driehoek
Germiston

all e-waste

Germiston

Richie Brits

Richie.Brits@remade.co.za

(011) 873 6545

Remade Recycling

Remade Recycling – Newtown JHB
46 Carr Street
Newtown

all e-waste

Newtown

Desmond Papiah

Desmond.Papiah@remade.co.za

(011) 873 6545

Remade Recycling

Remade Recycling – Pretoria
240 Edison Street
Pretoria West Industrial

all e-waste

Pretoria

Morne Botes

Morne.Botes@remade.co.za

(011) 873 6545

Remade Recycling

Remade Recycling – Rustenburg  – Northwest Province
83 Zendeling Street
Rustenburg

all e-waste

Rustenburg

Rudi Prinsloo

Rudi.Prinsloo@remade.co.za

(011) 873 6545

Remade Recycling

Remade Recycling – Springs JHB
54, 1st Street
Springs CBD

all e-waste

Springs

Reshal Lautan

Reshal.Lautan@remade.co.za

(011) 873 6545

Remade Recycling

Remade Recycling – Wynberg JHB
663 Main Pretoria Road
Wynberg, Johannesburg

all e-waste

Johannesburg

Stephen Towsen

Stephen.Towsen@remade.co.za

(011) 873 6545

Remade Recycling

Remade Recycling – Randfontein – JHB
4 Main Reef Road
Randfontein

all e-waste

Randfontein

Suzette Van Der Merwe

Suzette@remade.co.za

(011) 873 6545

Pick n Pay

All pick n Pay stores

Ink cartridges ,  batteries & CFLs

Andre Nel

anel@pnp.co.za

Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay Hyper Centurion Lifestyle Centre

all e-waste

Centurion

Andre Nel

anel@pnp.co.za

Desco

all Makro stores

all e-waste

Malcolm Whitehouse

malcolm@desco.co.za

(011) 979 3017

Desco

Hifi Corporation stores

all e-waste

Malcolm Whitehouse

malcolm@desco.co.za

(011) 979 3017

Desco

Incredible Connection stores

all e-waste

Malcolm Whitehouse

malcolm@desco.co.za

Desco

Northgate mall

all e-waste

North Riding

Malcolm Whitehouse

malcolm@desco.co.za

Desco

Kollonade Shopping Centre

all e-waste

Pretoria

Malcolm Whitehouse

malcolm@desco.co.za

Desco

UNISA sunnyside campus

all e-waste

Pretoria

Malcolm Whitehouse

malcolm@desco.co.za

Desco

Bightwater Commons

all e-waste

Randburg

Malcolm Whitehouse

malcolm@desco.co.za

Desco

Builders warehouse struben’s valley

all e-waste

Struben’s Valley

Malcolm Whitehouse

malcolm@desco.co.za

Just PCs

Just PCs, 18 vonkel st Vonkel st, Saxenburg 2, Blackheath, Cape Town

all e-waste

Blackheath

Justin vd Walt

justin@justpcs.co.za

(021) 905 7275; 082 320 0672

Just PCs

Just PCs, 3 Town Centre, Wellington Rd (opp Agrimark), DURBANVILLE, Cape Town

all e-waste

Durbanville

Justin vd Walt

justin@justpcs.co.za

(021) 905 7275; 082 320 0672

Computer Emporium

VINTECH PARK, UNIT 1, No 45, 4TH STREET, WYNBERG, SANDTON 2090

all e-waste

Sandton

Godfrey Sempuma

godfrey@computeremporium.co.za

Tel: +27 11 440 8646|+27 11 027 0633| Cell: +27 026 0156 |+27 11 023 9851| Cell: +27 82 318 3419| Fax: +27 86 664 8533

PC Undertakers

394 Bluff road, Unit 7, Bluff, Durban

all e-waste

Durban

Vic Fourie

vic@picundertakers.co.za

T: 031 826 2156, C: 071 493 8901

Remade Recycling

12 Bertha Street, Mostyn Park, Kya Sands

all e-waste

Kya Sands

Karen Britten

Karen.Britten@remade.co.za

(011) 873 6545

Remade Recycling

130 O.R Thambo Street, Klerkindustria, Klerksdorp

all e-waste

Klerksdorp

Karen Britten

Karen.Britten@remade.co.za

(011) 873 6545

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