IFB’s E-waste program
At IFB Industries, we believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that we do business in such a manner that it enriches our environment and planet. That’s why we make sure that we deliver innovative and eco-friendly products to our consumers. We are committed to product stewardship through the life cycle of our electronics, and ensure compliance with E-waste rules in India.
E-waste has been defined as “waste electrical and electronic equipment, whole/in part or rejects from their manufacturing and repair process, which are intended to be discarded.” In other words, E-waste or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment is the term used to describe old, end-of-life or discarded appliances using electricity. With the increase in usage and dependence on electrical and electronic gadgets such as washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners etc. there has been increase in E-waste generation in large quantities. A UN report estimates that the world wide generation of E-waste is around 30 to 50 Million tonne per annum. E-waste generally consists of those substances which are hazardous for environment and can seriously affect the health of the human beings.
Benefits of recycling of old electronic products/why recycle?
1. Saves Natural Resources:
There is a need to encourage recycling of all useful and valuable material from E-waste so as to conserve the ever depleting natural resources. Recycling end-of-life products is vital if we are to save resources and minimize waste.
2. Reduces Environmental Pollution:
Scientific disposal of E-waste reduces the environment pollution. Moreover, making products from recycled materials creates less air and water pollution than making products from virgin materials.
3. Alternate Resource:
With virgin resources facing rapid depletion, E-waste can be a good alternate resource since it contains many valuable and recoverable materials such as aluminium, copper, gold, silver and ferrous materials.
Negative consequences of disposal of product in an unscientific manner
1. Health Risks:
E-waste-connected health risks may result from direct contact with harmful materials such as lead, cadmium, chromium, brominated flame retardants or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), from inhalation of toxic fumes, as well as from accumulation of chemicals in soil, water and food.
2. Children Are Vulnerable:
Children require more specific protection from E-waste exposure. As they are still growing, their air, water and food intake is more as compared to adults- and with that the risk of hazardous chemical absorption. Moreover, it may cause an irreversible damage to their central nervous system, immune system, reproductive and digestive system.
3. Environmental Degradation:
Oil and gases which are present in E-waste such as compressor and CRT causes environmental pollution. Burning of rubber and plastic in open area causes air pollution.
Accidental breakage/damage of electronics & E-waste:
Accidental breakage and damage of electronics and E-waste can pose a threat to the environment. As long as the toxic components in electronics are enclosed within the original manufacturer’s designed outer-shell of the gadget, they don’t pose much of a danger as they have been engineered to contain any such effects. However, accidental breakage or damage of such electronics or E-waste can lead to toxic elements leaking and contaminating their immediate environment. Damage to the environment due to accidental breakage of E-waste is a major concern in informal E-waste disposal and recycling facilities, so consumers need to ensure that they dispose their E-waste only at authorized E-waste recycler.
Brief about E-waste (Management) rules 2016
The E-waste (Management) Rules, 2016 have been notified with primary objective to channelize the E-waste generated in the country for environmentally sound recycling which is largely controlled by the un-organized sector who are adopting crude practices that results into higher pollution and less recovery, thereby causing wastages of precious resources and damage to environment.
Guidelines for customers on the disposal of end-of-life products
The appliance’s packaging material is recyclable. Your appliance also contains recyclable matter which is marked with the label. Do not mix it with the waste.
For product pickup
Contact IFB Care at 080 458 45678 and provide your details to our representative to request for product pickup.
How to drop off products at our collection point?Here are the steps you need to follow when dropping off your electronics item at our Collection Point:
1. Pack the electronics item in light packaging, so that the device is secured inside safely.
2. Identify the Collection Point in your state through customer care.
3. Take the packaged product to the Collection point.
4. At the Collection Point, you will be provided with a form. Please fill in the necessary details.
5. Now submit the product package along with the filled up form at the Collection Point.
This way, the appliance recycling organised by IFB Care will be done under best possible conditions, in compliance with E-waste Management and Handling Rules on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. We thank you for fulfilling your responsibility towards environment.
Do’s and don’ts for customers
1. Always look for information on the catalogue with your product for end-of-life equipment handling.
2. Ensure that only Authorized Recyclers repair and handle your electronic products
3. Always call Local E-waste Authorized Recycler to dispose products that have reached end-of life
4. Always drop your used electronic products, batteries or any accessories when they reach the end of their life at your nearest Authorized E-Waste Recycler.
5. Wherever possible or as instructed, separate the packaging material according to responsible waste disposal options and sorting for recycling.
6. Always disconnect the battery from product, and ensure any glass surface is protected against breakage.
1. Do not dismantle your electronic products on your own.
2. Do not throw electronics in bins having “Do Not Dispose” sign.
3. Do not give E-waste to informal and unorganized sectors like Local Scrap Dealer/ Rag Pickers.
4. Do not dispose your product in garbage bins along with municipal waste that ultimately reaches landfills.
• Do consumers have to pay for getting their electronics recycled ?
Consumers do not have to pay any fee for recycling of IFB products sold/used in India.
• Is there any monetary benefit/discount linked to this take-back and recycling program?
As of now there is no monetary benefit/discount linked to this program, however one can check for latest discounts/offers for exchange at your nearest IFB branch. The main benefit of this program is cleaner, safer and greener environment.
• Which IFB products can be recycled through this initiative?
Currently the initiative covers pick up of e-waste related to only IFB washing machines, air-conditioners and refrigerators.
• Do consumers have to pay to get their IFB Appliances disposed?
Consumers do not have to pay for safe disposal of their appliances through IFB Authorized recyclers / agents.
• Can we dispose any old appliance through IFB authorized recyclers/agents?
No. You can dispose only IFB products through our recyclers/agents.
• Is it possible to dispose of the products from anywhere in India, and how much time will it take?
Yes it is possible and it will take about 5- 10 days to get the products picked by our authorized recyclers from the time of the first call made to call center.
• Is Microwave Oven covered under Take Back Policy of IFB?
Yes. But only Refrigerator, Washing Machine & Air Conditioner will be collected from customer’s location, other products like Microwave Oven and Water purifier, etc. should be dropped at our designated collection centers.
List of Collection Centres Cum Service Centres
|Orrisa||Bhubaneshwar Service Branch||IFB Industries Ltd., IDCO Plot No-71, Mancheswar Industrial Estate, Bhubaneswar - 751010|
|Assam||Guwahati Sevice Branch||IFB INDUSTRIES LTD, Village: Mikirpara Chakradoi, Mauza: Ramcharani Location : Pamohi, District : Kamrup Metro (Assam), Pin- 781035|
|Jharkhand||Jamshedpur Service Branch||Holding No. 304, Road No. 07, West Layout, Sonari, Jamshedpur, Dist - East Singhbhum, (Jharkhand). Pincode :831011.|
|West Bengal||Kolkata Service Branch||47,Hide Road , C/o , Apeejay Industries Private Ltd . Pincode 700088, Kolkata - West Bengal|
|Bihar||Patna Service Branch||Ashok Chak, Beside Service Petrol Pump, Nandlal Chapra, Patna, Bihar-800026|
|NORTH 1 REGION|
|Uttar Pradesh||Prayagraj Service Branch||Prayagraj , 271/1415 A Beli Road New Katra , Opp- Union Bank, Prayagraj - Uttar Pradesh, Pincode:211002.|
|Ghaziabad Service Branch||Meerut Road , Indo Bulger food compound , Ghaziabad , Uttar Pradesh, Pincode:201001|
|Kanpur Service Branch||Flat no. 102,119/1015, Laxmiratan cotton mill Officer Colony, Kalpi Road, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh -208012|
|Lucknow Service Branch||E-75 New Parking No - 07 Phase- II Transport Nagar , Lucknow- Uttar Pradesh, Pincode:226012|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun Service Branch||HCL Compound , Niranjanpur Saharanpur Road Pincode:248001, Dehradun Uttaranchal|
|Delhi||Delhi Service Branch||
i) A-24/8, Rathi tower, Mohan co-operative industrial estate, Near Sarita vihar metro station, New delhi -110044
ii) kh no-87/2 ,9 &12 gali number 12 opposite metro pilar number 618 main rohatk road, village Ghevra mundka New Delhi-110041
iii) A-12, Mohan co-operative industrial estate, Near Sarita vihar metro station, New delhi -110044
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal Service Branch||IFB Industries Ltd. Khasra No-212/1,214,372, 214/1 Village Misrod (Near Capital Mall) Bhopal (M.P.)-462047|
|Indore Service Branch||IFB Industries Limited. 1055 E-4 Scheme No 114 Part -1 Behind Union Bank Indore 452010 MP|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur Service Branch||IFB Industries LTD C-179, Road No. 9J VKI Area, Jaipur, Rajasthan Pin – 302013|
|Jodhpur DSO Service Branch||New BJS Colony , Paota , Plot No-265,12/12 Gali, Pincode:342001, Jodhpur, Rajasthan|
|Sri Ganganagar DSO Service Branch||182-Vinoba Basti, Near Hanuman Mandir, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan-335001|
|NORTH 2 REGION|
|Punjab||Mohali Service Branch||Industrial Area Plot no - D 131, Phase 7 Mohali,Sector-73 ,Pincode 160055 Punjab.|
|Ludhiana Service Branch||Village Threekay , Vasika No 505 C/o Baldev Warehousing Complex Pincode:110020, Ludhiana , Punjab|
|Haryana||Karnal Service Branch||Bye Pass , G.T. Road , General & Allied Industries Compound Near Devi Lal Chowk , Pincode:132001 Karnal - Haryana|
|Gurgaon Hub-IFB Industries Limited||
KHASRA NO.31/1/1, No. 19 KILLA NO. 14/2, Village Babra Bakipur, Pataudi Road, Near Adani logistics park, ICD Patli, Pataudi Road, Gurgaon-122503 Haryana
IFB Industries Ltd. , C/0 Seabird Logisolutions Ltd., Khasra no. 14/14 min, 17 min, 18 min, 23,24/1, Vill. – Khawaspur, Faruknagar, Gurgaon, Haryana – 122503
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu Service Branch||Plot no 74 Transport Nagar Narwal Jammu Pin Code: 180006, Jammu and Kashmir|
|Karnataka||Bangalore Service Branch||
Mahadeva Pura Post 16/17, Visveshwaraiah Ind. Estate, Pincode:560048, Bangalore, Karnataka
Pl.No. 3B & C, Bommasandra industrial Area, Attibele Hobli, Anekal Taluk, Hosur Road, Bengaluru
|Hubli Service Branch||SHOP No 2, LOWER GROUND FLOOR, CONCEPT TRANQUILL HEIGHTS, MANOJ PARK, BENGARI, HUBLI , Karnataka. Pincode- 580023|
|Mangalore Service Branch||Ansari Road , bunder, Door No. :9-12-550/12 Yatheem Khana , Pincode 575001, Mangalore, Karnataka|
|Andhra Pradesh||Tirupati Service Branch||13-408/2, JK Estate, Opp Railway Kalyana Mandapam, Renugunta, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - 517520|
|Vijaywada Service Branch||Bhavanipuram , #75-10-2, PVR Buildings , NTR Street , Old Bank Centre , Pincode 520012 Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh|
|Vishakapatnam Service Branch||Flot NO:196/4 AssessetNo:4203, Block-D, Industrial Pak, Chinagantyada Village, Gajuwaka Mandal, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - 530012|
|Kerala||Calicut Service Branch||Beach Road , West Hill, Block 5A , Central warehousing corporation , Pincode 673005, Calicut , Kerala|
|Cochin Service Branch||IFB Industries LTD, A-1, Kottaram Tower, Eloor Ferry Road, Eloor, Kadungalloor, Ernakulam, Kerala, 683501|
|Tamil Nadu||Pondicherry Service Branch||HAAWARD SQUARE, GROUND FLOOR, PLOT No 2, 3rd Cross Street, Sundarraj Nagar, 100 Feet Road, Pondicherry - 605004|
|Chennai Service Branch||1/1, Kanniaman Nagar Main Road,Vanagaram, Pincode 600095, Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Chennai Hub||c/o Amruthalingeswara Warehousing LLP, Plot No. 40,41,42,43/1,43/2,44,45/3,50/1A,50/1B,50/3,54/1,54/2,54/3,2/1,2/2,3/4A,3/4B,5,6,7,8,10/1, Ayilachery Village, Pudukuppam, Alamathi Post, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600052|
|Coimbatore Service Branch||Manikarampalayam Road (Via) , Ganapathy No. 196, Bharthiar Road , Pincode:641006, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu|
|Madurai Service Branch||Bharthi ulla street , Race Course Colony 46 , Transcorporation Agency , Pincode:625002 Madurai , Tamil Nadu|
|Trichy Service Branch||Devadanam , C/o M/s. Tharun Enterprises No 5 Cavery Road , Devadanam Pincode 620002 Trichy ,Tamil Nadu|
|Telengana||Telangana Service Branch||
Plot No 3 and 4 , SY No 299 and 301, H No 11-5-150/1, TNK EMPIRE, Ground, 1 and 2 Floor , Bhavani Nagar, Moosapet Village, Balanagar Mandal, Kukatpally Circle, Hyderbad, Telangana 5000018
|Telangana Marketing Branch and Service Centre||
SY NO 92/P, H NO 1-21 MALAKUNTABAVI QUTUBULLAPUR MANDAL, KOMPALLY, RANGAREDDY, TELANGANA PINCODE: 500014
|Warangal Service Branch||HNO :-15-01-420, E-1, Industrial Estate , Mulugu Road Pincode :505001 Warangal , Telangana|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad Service Branch||opp. Gopal Hotel , Near Coca Cola , B/H Navkar Petrol Pump Pincode 380015 Ahmedabad, Gujarat.|
|Surat Service Branch||IFB INDUSTRIES LTD, Archana Warehouse, Road no 11, Plot no B7-6 & 7, Sachin Udhyognagar Sahakari Mandli Ltd, Sachin - Palsana road, Vanz- Sachin, Surat (Gujarat)- 394230|
|Rajkot Service Branch||Katson Logistics, Opp Ganga Jamuna apartment, Jamnagar highway Road, Pramukh Park , Ghanteshwar, Rajkot (Gujarat)|
|Maharashtra||Mumbai Service Branch||IFB Industries Ltd. C/O Neeta Clearing & Forwarding Agency, Gala No. 1 to 8, Building No. 23, Indian Corporation, Gundawali Village, Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, Pin Code-421302.|
|Pune Service Branch||IFB INDUSTRIES LTD, SINGH WAREHOUSING,GATE NO.2347/A/3/B,BEHIND GAGAN WINGS HONDA SHOWROOM,WAGHOLI,PUNE-412207 MAHARASTRA|
|Nagpur Service Branch||IFB Industries Limited, C/O Neeta Enterprises,Plot No. 3 & 4 Shahu Layout, Khadgaon Road - Wadi,Nagpur- 440023.|
|Mumbai Service Branch||IFB Industries Ltd., C 17 & 18, Kailash Vaibhav, Parksite,Veer Savarkar Marg, Vikhroli, Mumbai, Maharastra Pin Code 400079|
|Nagpur Hub||C/o NEETA LOGISTICS INDIA PVT. LTD., KHASRA No. 173, MOUZA LAVA, WADI, NAGPUR, MAHARASHTRA - 440023|
|Goa||Goa Factory - WM||Plot L 1, Verna Electronic City, Salcete, Verna, Goa - 403722|
|Goa Factory - AC||PLOT NO. N-7, PHASE IV, SURVEY No. 261/0, Verna Electronic City, Salcete, Verna, Goa - 403722|
|Goa factory CD and spare service division||Plot no. 62, 64, 66 , Corlim Industrial Estate, North Goa - 403110|
|Goa Service Branch||Plot L 2/1, Verna Electronic City, Salcete, Verna, Goa - 403722|
|Goa Spares Division||IFB INDUSTRIES LTD., C/O-All cargo logistics ltd, plot no N-76, phase IV,verna industrial estate, verna, salcete Goa-403722|
|Chattisgarh||Raipur Service Branch||C/o Shree Vasu Logistics Limited Plot No.5,Tatibandh Dhaneli Bypass Ring Road No.4 ,Vill. Tendua Raipur - 492099 Chhattisgarh|
List of Service Providers engaged with IFB
|Recycler Name||Contact No||Address|
|E-Procycle Waste Management||98994 39161||H23A Basement, Kalkaji, New Delhi – 110019 No. – 18008432356|
|CORAL WATERS||1800 202 8155||
8E, KIADB INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, HOSKOTE INDUSTRIALAREA,HOSKOTE, BANGALORE-562114
|TES AMM INDIA PVT LTD||1800 120 8875||
|Exigo Recycling Pvt Ltd||1800 1025 018||
|Pruthvi E-Recycle Pvt. Ltd.||98251 96768||Plot No. 12, Survey No. 160/P/1, Tirupati Industrial Area, Lothada,Village Lothada, Rajkot-360002|
|Greenzon Recycling Pvt. Ltd.||1800 274 9111||R 30, UPSIDC, Industrial Area, Sikandrabad, Bulandshahar|
|PWL Ventures||99500 75000||Plot No F142 , Road no 6, RIICO Industrial Area, Bindayaka, Jaipur Industrial Area, Bindayaka, Jaipur|