Technology is rapidly changing, which means we all inevitably end up with 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.
How E-Waste Disposal Works
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!
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.
We do not usually take batteries, please remove them before your appointment.
Some e-waste that we commonly accept includes:
DVD & CD Players
Amplifiers & Stereos
And much, much more…
The Importance of Proper
According to EPA estimates, more than 60 million tons of electronic waste goes into landfills every year. In America alone, over 100 million computers are thrown out annually, with less than 20% being recycled. 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.
Can or should I throw 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.
Why is it important to properly dispose of e-waste?
E waste disposal is important simply because it reduces the amount of waste to landfills. More importantly, it also prevents harmful chemicals many electronics contain toxic metals like lead, mercury and cadmium from damaging the environment. These substances can make their way into soil, causing damage to plants and animals, as well as potentially impacting our food and water supply.
One method of proper disposal is 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 properly disposed of.
How is Electronic Waste Recycled?
Electronics recycling begins with a proper disposal method. Once we pick up your unwanted electronics, we sort through everything to determine where to take them next. First, any pieces that are still in working order will be donated to local charities so they can extend their life cycle with a new owner. Any broken or not-working items will be taken to designated recycling facilities for further processing.
Once at a recycling facility, the materials are broken down to their raw components and reused or converted. This step is extra important because many electronics contain toxic metals, which need to be disposed of in a careful manner. Any metal and plastic can often be recycled and used for other purposes.
When you call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to handle your unwanted electronics, you can be sure your items will be properly disposed of. It’s just one less thing you need to worry about!
How do I get rid of broken 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.
Where does my electronic waste go & why is it an environmental issue?
Technology is ever-changing, which means many people end up upgrading their phones, computers, and televisions more frequently than ever before. This leaves many of us with a stockpile of outdated technology in our homes. The problem comes when people try to get rid of these old devices by simply throwing them in the trash.
When e-waste isn’t recycled, it ends up in the landfill, where it sits without decomposing, slowly leaking dangerous chemicals into the soil and water. When you take the time to ensure your e-waste is properly disposed of, you can prevent this from happening.
When you use 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to get rid of your electronic waste, you don’t have to worry about where to take your electronics. We handle the e-waste recycling for you! We work with local charities and recycling facilities to ensure all the components are properly disposed of.