IT E-Waste Policy

IT E-Waste Policy

With pervasive use of electrical and electronic equipments in our daily operations, disposal of obsolete equipment is increasingly posing a threat to our environment. Therefore, it is a crucial need to handle such disposals – referred to as E-Waste – in a responsible manner in line with emerging global best practices and standards.

IT E-Waste is a subset of E-Waste and covers the following IT equipments

Sl. No. Category Items
1 Computers Server / Desktop computer (CPU, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse). Laptop, Notebook etc. or similar items
2 Printer & Accessories Printer, Scanner, Printer Cartridge. Toner etc. or similar items
3 Network equipment’s Routers, Switches, Patch panel, Firewall etc. or similar items
4 IT Accessories CD and DVD, Pen Drive, External Hard disk. External CD / DVD writer, DAT Drive, Speaker, Laptop Battery, Hand Held device. VC equipment’s, Data Cartridge, etc. or similar items
5 Associated Electrical items Power cable, Data cable, UPS etc. or similar items


The lifecycle of all IT assets spanning from acquisition to disposal shall be managed in a manner which conforms to sound environmental norms as detailed in the IT E-Waste guidelines. This includes:

Preferential dealing with IT vendors having sound E-Waste management processes

Extending the useful life of IT assets to postpone / minimize generation of E-Waste

Responsible disposal processes conforming to regulatory requirements and best practices



Different government bodies have published regulatory framework for handling E-waste. Similarly, different trade and industry bodies are also evolving the best practices to deal with IT E-Waste. SeedWorks will scan the evolving code of practice and keep updating this policy document in line with the best practices for disposal of IT E-Waste. This will be done once a year or more frequently, if deemed necessary.


It shall be the endeavor of every user to maximize utilization of all IT assets to their full productive life. Apart from internal re-use, option to extend use outside SeedWorks through donation to bonafide charitable institutions will also extend the useful life of IT assets.

Only such IT assets which are non-operational and cannot be reused for any other alternate purpose should be considered as IT E-waste for disposal.