A global population explosion and an insatiable hunger for new cutting-edge technology lead to unprecedented volumes of electronic equipment. As IT assets reach end-of-life they become e-waste, part of the fastest-growing stream of waste in the world today. All users of electronics need to effectively manage their IT assets at the end-of-life.
AST Recycling is a leader in the management of electronic waste (end-of-life computers, printers, and other electronic equipment). Our services extend beyond e-waste recycling and include a full turn-key solution of IT Asset Management (ITAM) and IT Asset Disposal (ITAD).
Together with our clients and partners we have diverted 56 240 tons of e-waste from landfill across South Africa
What is IT Asset Management?
IT (Information Technology) Asset Management is a business practice that optimises the life span of technology within the IT environment. The importance of asset management for your company's IT components cannot be over-stated. IT Asset Management (ITAM) includes a review of current software and hardware used, ensuring licensing compliance, tracking how IT assets are being used and where changes may be needed.
AST Recycling provides unique ITAM solutions that help the environment, optimise IT systems, protect your data and save you money.
IT Asset Disposal (ITAD)
When the time comes to replace and dispose of retired IT assets, AST Recycling can help business manage their IT and electronic equipment disposal in a manner that is responsible, secure and maximises any remaining value.
What Does E-Waste Management Include?E-waste management includes consultation, needs analysis, collection of e-waste, serialisation of the items at client's site or on our site, sorting, assessment for refurbishment, data sanitisation and dismantling. The aim of e-waste management is to clean up the environment by diverting e-waste from landfill.
We aspire to clean up the beautiful continent of Africa by encouraging people to turn so called ‘’waste’’ into valuable commodities, ridding Africa of unsightly electronic waste which poses a significant health hazard and negatively impacts the environment.
Our local and international certifications demonstrate commitment to environmental protection, employee safety and security procedures.
E-waste Management in Africa
Africa is often a dumping ground for developed-nation e-waste, to the detriment of the environment and communities. AST Recycling has the ability to manage the e-waste recycling process on the continent in compliance with global standards and ethical considerations.
International E-waste Day
The campaign, which launches on 14 October, will include raising awareness on social media, placing e-waste recycling bins at various schools, and donations of refurbished equipment to underprivileged schools.