Electronic waste, or e-waste, has become a major concern all around the globe. With old electronics and their components being thrown out, often before they've reached the end of their life cycle, landfills are quickly filling up with environmentally hazardous materials. But it doesn't have to be that way!
When you call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for your electronic removal needs, you can rest assured that all items are disposed of responsibly. 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.
How E-Waste Disposal Works With 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
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:
- Simply schedule your electronics removal appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.
- Our friendly, uniformed team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2 hour arrival window.
- When we arrive, just point to the electronics you want removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.
- 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 remove batteries before your appointment.
Some e-waste that we commonly accept includes:
- DVD Players
- CD Players
- Computer Monitors
- Cell Phones
- Fax Machines
- And More…
The Importance of Recycling Electronics
In a recent poll, over 80% of Canadians admit to having at least one old electronic sitting around at home. The EPRA estimates more than 100,000 metric tonnes of electronic waste goes into landfills every year, which is equivelant to about 20,000 elephants!
The biggest hazard comes from the internal components of these electronic devices, which often contain aluminum, copper, gold, silver, plastic, beryllium, cadmium, mercury, lead and other iron metals. These hazardous materials can seep into the ground and local water supply if not disposed of properly.
The good news is that e-cycling benefits others and the environment. It provides the chance for re-usable and refurbished electronics to be donated to people and organizations that need them. Schools, churches and other non-profit organizations largely depend on donations to further their cause. Materials from e-waste can be used to make new ones, which in turn conserves the natural resources and energy required to manufacture devices. E-waste recycling also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.