Frequently Asked Questions

Enable Social Enterprises

What services do Enable currently offer?

• Accredited IT asset recycling services; collections, data destruction and reporting, asset and e-waste reporting and on-site bins or cages as well as re-deployment and some reimaging services. • Warehousing, fulfillment and storage services: re-deployment, pick, pack, dispatch and storage services.
• Retailing of business technology on our ebay store Enable performs all services marketed to customers with 100% of proceeds reinvested to deliver social impact

Can Enable perform the same quality of work as the major players?

YES. Enable is accredited under the national E-Waste Standard (AS/NZ5377 for the collection, storage, transport, treatment, refurbishment and re-market of end of life electronic waste. The advantage with Enable is the opportunity to undertake in procurement that results in financial, social and environmental impact. Importantly, Enable performs the services we market to you, so there is no third party procurement risk.

When donating decommised tech, how does Enable ensure any data left on the devices is kept safe?

Enable are accredited under AS/NZ 5377, the national e-waste standard and are audited regularly by an external body for compliance. We offer three types of data sanitisation services; Data wiping using Kildisk Commercial grade software, Degaussing as well as physical destruction for the ultimate in peace of mind.

Can Enable undertake national contracts?

YES. Our major customer is a national contract.

What happens to the decomissioned tech sent to Enable for recycling?

When you equipment arrives, it is given a job number. Items are tested, graded and checked for functionality at which point a next life decision is made. All items are entered in The Enable Service System (TESS) and can be tracked through Enable's accredited downstream recyclers and waste partners. All asset tags are removed. Working order equipment is re-used or sold for social impact through our accredited partners or sold online at Non-working order equipment is dismantled, providing work skills activities for local disadvantaged jobseekers to help improve prospects of getting a job. Some parts and commodities are sold or recycled through accredited downstream recyclers. Customer may choose to receive detailed asset reports, data destruction and e-waste certificates (all free of charge).

What types of decommissioned tech does Enable accept?

• Computers • Laptops
• LCD Monitors
• Printers
• Keyboards & Mice
• Servers & networking equipment
• Phones
• Cables and Cords

What percentage of any proceeds are invested in Enable's social and environmental impact?

100% of profits from your Social Procurement support our charitable mission. Enable perform 100% of it's recycling. fulfilment and online shop activities. Participants engaged with Enable's Greener Futures Employability Program are the direct beneficiaries. Enable do not receive any government service provider funding, so we generate our own income to do what we do!

Does Enable pay award wages or supported wages to employees?

Enable pays 100% of award wages to all employees of all abilities.

Does Enable perform the services advertised to Customers?

YES, 100% of the services marketed to customers are performed by Enable and our community partners, eliminating third party supply chain and reducing service delivery risk. As Enable does not receive any government service-provide funding, so Social Procurement with our Customers is key to delivering our Social and Environmental impact

Am I donating to an actual charity or a for profit business?

Yes. Enable is a registered Australian charity and not for profit which means 100% of any proceeds from donated equipment and commercial services is invested into Enable's social and environmental services and outcomes.

Are Enable Social Procurement ready?

YES. Enable has demonstrated experience working with large Corporates, national service delivery contracts across multiple industries.