Why Should I Recycle My E-Waste?
Electronic products are made from valuable and scarce resources, including rare metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. The product creation process causes the release of greenhouse gases into the environment. Properly recycling e-waste not only reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, but also conserves our limited natural resources and reduces the environmental impact associated with mining and processing new materials.
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What Is Considered E-Waste?
Most electronics contain components made of hazardous materials like lead, arsenic, and mercury. We consider items made of these dangerous materials to be e-waste.
E-waste we collect for proper disposal includes:
- Discarded computers
- Office electronic equipment like printers and monitors
- Entertainment device electronics like DVD players and handheld video games
- Mobile phones
- Television sets
Dumping items like these in a landfill is extremely toxic to the environment. If these items are thrown out with the regular trash, they will be crushed, burned, and recycled along with other materials that may be reused. However, in the process, the mishandled e-waste can release very harmful gases resulting in air and water pollution. Adhering to these guidelines reduces environmental and human health impacts from improper recycling and increases access to reusable and refurbished equipment to those who need it.
What Do I Do with My E-Waste?
We bring your e-waste to facilities that properly dispose of and recycle the component parts according to strict EPA regulations. Once your electronic waste arrives at the e-recycling facility, your items are sorted by type before being stripped of component parts like rare metals, glass, and plastics. Then, each component is safely collected or melted down and recycled into new parts.
Please note that for security purposes, we do recommend that you erase any personal information from hard drives in computers that we will be removing from your home or office.
For more information about our electronic junk removal services, contact The Junkluggers at (800) 819-6331.