Technology is advancing at a rapid pace these days, which means that people are replacing their laptops, computers, and tablets much more often. The problem comes when people decide to get rid of their old computers, which can end up in landfills and cause damage to the environment.
Sustainable & Responsible
Computer Disposal with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
If you need a hand getting rid of your old computers, laptops, monitors, and fax machines, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can help! Whether it’s a few small items from your home, or a bigger load of old equipment from an office or school, we can handle it. We avoid the landfill and focus on recycling or donating as much as we can.
How Our Computer Removal Service Works:
1. Simply schedule your appliance pick up online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2 hour arrival window.
3. When we arrive, just point to the appliance you want removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.
4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your appliance away from wherever it’s located and finish by cleaning up the area. Plus, we recycle and donate your appliance whenever possible.
If you have sensitive data on your hard drive that you would like destroyed, you can ask us for a certificate of destruction.
Removal & Recycling
If you need to make room for new gadgets, let 1-800-GOT-JUNK? handle your old computer disposal.
Computers & peripherals we take:
Wires, cables & cords
How are Computers Recycled?
Computers, laptops and old devices contain a variety of recyclable material such as silicon, tin, aluminum, iron, cadmium and plastic. Computers are also sources of valuable metals such as copper, aluminum, lead, gold and palladium, which can be melted down and reused over and over again without altering their properties.
When a computer is recycled, these materials are extracted and broken down into their raw components, like glass, metal, and plastic. The raw components are then reused and made into new products.
In order to ensure these items get properly recycled and don’t just end up in the landfill, you’ll need to take these items directly to the recycling facility. If you need help getting rid of your old computer, you can always call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We’re computer recycling experts and will get those old computer parts out of your way in no time! We’ll handle everything for you, ensuring that your items are taken to the right place for recycling and proper disposal.
What Happens to Computers When They get Thrown Away?
When you throw your old computers in the garbage, there are a few things that can happen. Firstly, there’s a small chance that someone might salvage it before it gets collected, but it’s pretty unlikely that this will happen. If it gets picked up with your regular garbage, it’s unlikely that it will get separated for recycling. Once it ends up in the landfill, it sits there for years to come, where the the toxic metals and flame retardants contained inside can slowly leak out, damaging the soil and potentially even the water supply. If you want to ensure this doesn’t happen, you’ll need to make sure it goes directly to a recycling facility.
The recycling facility will then use mechanical shredding and a high-tech separation device to take out the usable metals, which can then be sent to a smelter to be melted down and reused. Plastics and other materials will be separated out at this point too, and will be reused where possible.
If you want to ensure your old computer doesn’t end up in the landfill, you can trust 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to handle your computer disposal for you. We’ll remove your old computers right from your home or office and make sure they are reused or recycled where possible.
Can I Throw Old Laptops or Computers in the Garbage?
There are a few things that you should know about computer recycling before you think about throwing computers or other electronics away. The government has specific guidelines for computer disposal. They would like to see computers be reused or donated first, recycled next, and then disposed of as a last resort.
Simply throwing your old computer or computer parts into the trash is not only wasteful, but it can be quite damaging to the environment. This is why computer and laptop recycling is so important. If you need help disposing of old computers, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is happy to help. We’ll remove your items right from where they’re located and get them out of your way quickly. We work hard to make sure computers are kept out of the landfill. We work with local charities to donate items that can be repaired or still used, and ensure that broken items are recycled as much as possible. When you call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, you can be confident in knowing your computer has been properly disposed of.
Why is it Important to Properly Dispose of Old Computers?
Many computers contain harmful materials such as mercury, lithium-ion, lead, dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chromium, radioactive isotopes, and cadmium; which cause harm to the environment if they are not disposed of properly. That's why landfills don't take them and you can get hit with fines if you put your old computers out with the trash.
Recycling also recovers valuable rare earth metals and precious metals which are in short supply, as well as plastics. These can be reused in new devices after purification. Because we want to protect the environment, we recycle and donate computers everyday. When you call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, you can rest assured that we will dispose of your computers responsibly. We recycled before it was cool.