What is electronic waste or e-waste?
E-waste is any electrical or electronic equipment that has been discarded. Anything that is powered by an electrical source is classified as e-waste.
Examples of e-waste include:
- coffee machines
- laptops, PCs, monitor screens
- keyboard, mouse, headsets/phones
- fluorescent or LED tubes
Most of RMIT IT assets are leased and must be returned back to the supplier at the end of its life and should not be disposed of. If the particular IT or any other electronic equipment is not a leased asset and need to be disposed, they must not be disposed in any or RMIT's primary waste streams.
To ensure that the IT or electronic equipment is disposed of correctly, RMIT staff should please contact the Property Services Desk and specifically request for 'electronic waste disposal'.