E-Waste Checklist

AS/NZS 5377 E-Waste

AS/NZS 5377 Checklist

AS/NZS 5377 E-Waste

Section 1 – Scope, Objective, Application & General Requirements for Head Office Activities

Mandatory Documents

  • Documentation of the point of final disposal including Waste Storage Licenses and Waste Transport Licenses from all jurisdictions where required, such as permitting/licensing of transport vehicles (as per 5.3)
  • Documented evidence of import and/or export permits (if applicable) (as per 5.3)

Key Records

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General Requirements

  • Environmental and Health and Safety Legislation
  • Site Licensing and licenses for the handling, storage, transport and treatment of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment
  • Export Licenses and regulations
  • International treaty obligations

Organisational Requirements


Emergency Response

  • Pollution releases,
  • Spills
  • Storms
  • Floods
  • Earthquakes
  • Medical incidents

Risk Assessment Management

Training Material


Records Management

  • Manifests, bills of loading, chain of custody documents, transport records?
  • Any other record keeping requirement outlined in this Standard

Data Security

Disposal to Landfill

Re-Use & Refurbishment of Equipment

Section 2 – Requirements for Collection & Storage



Signage & Information

Storage & Handling


Consolidation & Sorting Facilities

Storage Facilities

Requirements for Handling & Storing End-of-Life Electrical & Electronic Equipment

  • Batteries to prevent combustion, explosion or leaking.
  • Electrical contacts to prevent short circuits or flows of current.
  • Refrigerant systems in receptacles that meet dangerous goods UNEP guidelines.
  • CRT displays to prevent implosion or loss of phosphorescent coatings.
  • Equipment with hazardous components or materials such as mercury containing lamps and globes, gas discharge lamps, smoke detectors, petroleum fluids, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and asbestos.
  • Wet cell batteries and exposed lithium type batteries, if needed.

Broken Or Dumped Material

Section 3 – Recovery for Re-Use From End-of-Life Electrical or Electronic Equipment

Harvesting of Assemblies, Components & Parts

  • Written procedures for the re-use process
  • Risk assessment and management systems for re-use
  • Removal of distinguishing marks on assemblies, components, and parts
  • Record-keeping for incoming and outgoing end-of-life equipment
  • Mass balance tracking for received, re-used, and residual waste equipment
  • Clear labelling of refurbished and safe-to-use equipment
  • Testing of safety and functionality of re-usable equipment
  • Compliance with guidelines for handling refrigerants
  • Adequate equipment for refrigerant gas processes
  • Adherence to relevant electrical safety Standards?


Preparing for Re-use

Management of Residual Waste From Recovery

Section 4 – Requirements for Transportation


Objectives of Transporting End-of-Life Electrical & Electronic Equipment

Section 5 – Requirements for Treatment of End-of-Life Electrical & Electronic Equipment



Recycling & Recovery Record Management

Processing & Handling

AS/NZS 5377

What is AS/NZS 5377 E-Waste Management?

AS/NZS 5377 E-Waste is a management system standard developed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and the New Zealand Ministry of Environment.

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Why do I need AS/NZS 5377 E-Waste Certification?

Since 2011, The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) has provided Australian householders and small business with access to industry-funded collection and recycling services for televisions and computers. 

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What are the benefits of AS/NZS 5377 Certification?

Companies often initially seek certification for external reasons such as getting on preferred supplier’s lists, improving company image and responding to customer demands. The benefits of this are obvious – more work.

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How can I get certified?

Getting AS/NZS 5377 certification is a lot easier than you might think, We take you through the three step audit process from your initial enquiry to the final certification decision.

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