Technology is rapidly changing, which means we all inevitably end up with out of date or broken electronics (e waste) that we need to get rid of. But it’s not as simple as throwing it in the garbage. These items often contain hazardous materials and should be recycled or disposed of properly to avoid doing damage to the environment.
That’s where 1-800-GOT-JUNK? comes in. We’re experienced in providing electronics removal and are happy to help get those old items out of your way. Our friendly team of professionals will ensure that your e waste gets donated to organizations and charities in need, or sent to be refurbished and recycled as much as possible, leaving only a minimal amount to be safely disposed.
If you need electronics pick up, give us a call and we’ll take care of everything for you. All you have to do is point!
Responsible E-Waste Disposal With
1-800-GOT-JUNK? has been recycling since before it was cool. We're in your neighborhood and happy to help dispose of your electronics responsibly. Here's how our service works:
1. Simply schedule your electronics removal appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
2. Our friendly, uniformed team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2-hour arrival window.
3. When we arrive, just point to the electronics you want removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.
4. Once you say the word, we’ll remove your e-waste from wherever it’s located. Plus, we recycle and donate as much as possible.
Please ensure to remove all batteries before your appointment.
Some household e-waste that we commonly accept includes:
CD & DVD Players
The Importance of Proper E-Waste Disposal
In a recent poll, over 80% of Canadians admit to having at least one old electronic device sitting around at home. The EPRA estimates more than 100,000 metric tonnes of electronic waste goes into landfills every year, which is equivalent to about 20,000 elephants! Let us help you responsibly rid yourself of those broken or unwanted electronic devices today!
Where does my electronic waste go?
When you simply throw your e-waste in the trash, these devices end up in the landfill. Here, they simply sit for years, since they don’t actually decompose.
When you call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we work hard to keep e-waste out of the landfill. We take them to local recycling facilities, where they are broken down into components like plastic and metal, which can be reused in other products. At this point, any harmful products are separated to ensure proper, environmentally safe disposal.
Can I throw my old electronics in the trash?
You might think that once your TV, computer monitor, or other electronic devices stop working that you are safe to just throw it in the trash like you do with regular household garbage. What you might not realize is that doing so is very harmful to the environment and could be potentially dangerous.
This is because many electronics contain harmful chemicals and metals that are very damaging to the environment. You can do your part to keep these items out of the landfill by calling 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to help you with your electronics disposal.
How e-waste is harmful to our environment?
Old electronics are made up of more than just bits of plastic, glass, and metal. What you might not realize is that they also often contain toxic metals and chemicals such as lead, mercury & cadmium. This is why proper e-waste disposal is so important. When these items end up in the landfill, these substances can make their way into soil, causing damage to plants and animals, as well as potentially impacting our food and water supply. This begins a cycle of exposure to these harmful substances that is hard to break—once they’ve contaminated the soil or water, it can’t be easily restored to its natural state.
You can help prevent this by ensuring proper disposal of your e waste through a recycling process where precious metals and plastics within e waste can be reclaimed and reused. At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we take care of this for you. We work with recycling facilities to ensure everything is broken down and disposed of responsibly.
How do I dispose of broken, old or unwanted electronics?
There are many ways you can get rid of old electronics. How you get rid of them largely depends on the condition they’re in. For items that are still in working order, donating them is a great option. There are many charities that accept working electronic goods to reuse or sell. This is a great option, since it grants access to electronics to people who might not be able to afford new ones, and it extends the life of perfectly good items.
For items that no longer work, you can bring your e waste materials to government offices or schools who recycle them or you can drop off goods at an e waste certified recycler. Of course, you can also call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and let us handle it for you. We work with local charities and recycling facilities to ensure these items are kept out of landfills.