With increased technological advancement also comes an increased amount of obsolete equipment. Computer recycling is important now more than ever, with shiny new gadgets rapidly popping up on the market every day.
You don’t have to feel bad about buying new equipment if you’re engaging in proper computer recycling. But how do you do it? You can’t just dump it out with the rest of your garbage, since computers often contain chemicals that can cause damage to the environment. Plus, businesses can be heavily fined if they’re caught practicing unsafe computer disposal.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? can take your old computers, laptops, monitors, and fax machines from residential homes, commercial offices, and schools. We avoid the landfill and focus on recycling or donating as much as we can. We are an eco-friendly company that cares about the environment.
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Why Responsible Computer Disposal Matters
There are a few things that you should know about computer recycling before you think about throwing computers or other electronics away. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 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.
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 re-used 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.