Home appliances recycling
White goods include major household electronic appliances such as fridges, washing machines, clothes dryers, air conditioners, water heaters, ovens and stoves.
Australians own more than 45 million household appliances. 2.5 million of these are discarded each year and potentially sent straight to landfill.
Recycling your unwanted white goods can help recover valuable materials such as metal and plastic as well as other non-renewable resources. This creates a closed loop in the economy and gives these materials a new lease on life. Proper disposal and recycling also keep toxic substances such as flame-retardants from entering the environment.
What happens to your household e-waste?
If your unwanted white goods are in working condition, consider selling or donating them. If they need to be thrown away, do not leave your home appliances by the kerbside. Contact your local council for bulk hard waste collection or find the nearest transfer station that accepts these materials.
White goods can be repaired or disassembled to recover recyclable materials. Materials that can’t be recycled will then be disposed of sustainably. Safely recycling white goods involves firstly removing any hazardous materials such as heavy metals, chemicals or gases from the appliance. Metal from white goods can be recycled repeatedly to make new products. During recycling, white goods are crushed and shredded for recycling. Copper, steel and plastics are recovered and reprocessed into new metal and plastic products.
Why Choose Cleanaway
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Our fully-licensed facilities feature unique, state-of-the-art technology delivering an impressive scale and quality of resource recovery capability. Learn more about our Prized Infrastructure and Technology for the Future.
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