E-Waste Management

What Is E-waste?

E-waste, or electronic waste, is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life". Washing machines, and their accessories and spares, are common electronic products classified as e-waste. Many of these products can be reused and recycled.

E-waste is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the world. While e-waste contains valuable materials such as aluminium, copper, gold, palladium, and silver, it also contains harmful substances like cadmium, lead, and mercury. In the absence of proper awareness, disposing of e-waste in landfills can result in toxic emissions into the air, water, and soil. This poses serious health and environmental hazards.


Advantages of Recycling Electronic Waste

E-waste contains hazardous but also valuable and scarce materials. Up to 60 elements can be found in complex electronics. Most electronic devices contain a variety of materials, including metals, that can be recovered for future uses. By dismantling and providing reuse possibilities, we conserve intact natural resources and avoid air and water pollution caused by hazardous disposal. Additionally, recycling reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the manufacturing of new products.

E-waste Management Rules, 2016, have been notified under the guidelines of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. Jaina India Private Limited is committed to implementing the E-waste Rules.

We understand there is a need to encourage recycling all useful and valuable materials from e-waste to conserve ever-depleting natural resources. Recycling end-of-life discarded products is vital if we are to save resources and minimize landfill. Jaina India Private Limited understands its responsibility and has tied up with a leading authorized e-waste recycler, 3R Recycler Pvt. Ltd., and WeeeCare (PRO) to help our customers dispose of e-waste products after the end of its life.

WeeeCare, a renowned PRO having associations with best-in-industry dismantlers and recyclers, is recycling e-waste in the most organized manner in India. They have expertise in assisting producers in fulfilling their compliances related to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and e-waste management.

As part of our partnership with WeeeCare (PRO), the company will provide EPR Services and ensure environmentally sound management of electronics that have reached their end-of-life phase. WeeeCare (PRO) has obtained all the necessary authorizations from the appropriate government agencies. WeeeCare (PRO) ensures proper recycling and disposal of e-waste. This helps us protect the environment from any hazards caused by improper e-waste management.


Do’s & Don’ts
  • Do’s:
    • Always look for information on end-of-life equipment handling in the catalogue that comes with your product.
    • Ensure that only authorized recyclers or dismantlers handle your electronic products.
    • Always call our toll-free numbers to dispose of products that have reached the end of their life.
    • Always drop your used electronic products, batteries, or any accessories when they reach the end of their life at your nearest Authorized E-waste Collection Points.
    • Always disconnect the battery from the product and ensure any glass surface is protected against breakage.
  • Don'ts:
    • Do not dismantle your electronic products on your own.
    • Do not throw electronics in bins having a “Do Not Dispose” sign.
    • Do not give e-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like local scrap dealers or rag pickers.
    • Do not dispose of your product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills.


What Should I Do With My Electronic Discard?

The mantra of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" applies here.

Reduce your generation of e-waste through smart handling and good maintenance.

Reuse still functioning electronic equipment by donating to us.

Recycle those products that cannot be repaired. Customer may hand over their end-of-life products to our nearest drop points for proper recycling.


Life Cycle of Our Products:

As defined under the new E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016, the life cycle of our products are as follows:

Item Description Category Average Life Cycle
Laptop Computers ITEW3 5 Years
Notebook Computers ITEW4 5 Years
Notebook Computers ITEW5 5 Years
Feature Phones ITEW15 7 Years
Smartphones ITEW15 5 Years
Television Sets (LCD & LED) CEEW1 9 Years
Refrigerators CEEW2 10 Years
Washing Machines CEEW3 9 Years
Air Conditioners CEEW4 10 Years


Specific Collection Scheme:

Customers and end users can call our toll-free number (1800-3000-8198) to know more about the process of recycling and the nearest collection centre/point to drop off their e-waste. You will also get information about any incentive or exchange offer that may be available against your end-of-life product. You will receive incentives for your initiative depending on the remaining life of the product.


Channelization of E-waste:


Collection and Drop Points:

The following is a list of collection points where customers can hand over old discarded products: Link

Don’t forget to ask our executive about any offers available for the exchange of e-waste or handing over your e-waste to us for recycling. Our executive will let you know about available incentives.

We look forward to your support in ensuring the safe and efficient disposal of e-waste, a shared responsibility between our valued consumers and us. We value your cooperation.

To know more about safe and secure recycling and proper disposal of end-of-life electrical and electronic products, you can contact our toll-free numbers region-wise at:

Toll-Free: 1800-3000-8198     Email – pro@weeecare.in