E-waste is a growing issue, with an estimated 44.7 million metric tons of e-waste being generated worldwide in 2016. Singapore is no exception to this and continues to produce an alarming amount of discarded electronic waste each year. If you have electronic items that need disposing of, you may be wondering “where can I throw or recycle my e-waste in Singapore?” Luckily for residents and businesses alike, there are several options open to them when it comes to disposing their old electronics and other electrical equipment safely.
E-Waste Recycling Programme
The first option available for those looking to get rid of their e-waste is the E-Waste Recycling Programme run by the National Environment Agency (NEA). Under this scheme, organisations such as schools and offices can register for collection services where collections will be made from designated sites at no charge. We also have placed E-Waste Bins around Singapore to make the throwing of e-waste convenient for you.
Engaging an E-Waste Recycler
Another option is engaging us directly. We provide e-waste collection services for residential and commercial properties. KGS collects all types of electronic equipment including computers, TVs, mobile phones, printers and other consumer electronics products. We also offer secure data destruction services as well as recycling services to ensure that all collected items are properly recycled or reused rather than sent to landfills.
Donating (Laptops are preferred)
Donating laptops is a great way to help those in need and make a difference in the world. Not only does it provide people with access to technology, but it also helps them stay connected and have an educational opportunities. More often than not, computers that are not good enough for you, are good enough for others, especially the underprivileged. When you donate a laptop, you are making an impact on someone else’s life and helping them reach their potential. If you require a pickup service, you can fill up your details here and have them donated for you!
In conclusion, disposing of electronics in Singapore can be tricky but it is worth the effort. You have several options from donating them, selling them, recycling or disposing of them through a licensed waste collector. It is important to take into consideration the environmental impact of improper disposal, and to do your part by disposing of electronics responsibly. With a little research and extra effort, you can help keep Singapore green while still being able to get rid of your old electronics.