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Recycling Computer Equipment

Recycling Computer Equipment

It is undeniable that humans have contributed to a growing environmental crisis. Our civilization has placed an exteme burden on the planet's natural resources and many eco-systems.


Even though it will be an uphill climb, we need to start taking action to reverse these effects before it's too late.

There are a myriad of ways that people can contribute to the green movement: from recycling newspapers to driving modern electric cars. I'd like to focus on one specific way that people can contribute - recycling computer equipment. Throwing away used computer hardware, laptops, LED monitors, hard drives, RAM, webcams, batteries or any similar equipment can have a devastating effect if the junk ends up in our landfills.

From nysscpa.org: Most of the environmental concerns with computers lie with the monitor, specifically its cathode ray tube (CRT). Each color monitor contains, on average, four to five pounds of lead, considered hazardous waste when disposed of, according to EPA standards. Computers also contain other hazardous materials, including mercury, cadmium (a known carcinogen), and hexavalent chromium (shown to cause high blood pressure, iron-poor blood, liver disease, and nerve and brain damage in animals).

Because of the rate of technological progression and the need to 'upgrade' to the latest computer equipment, people very often end up with 'junk' hardware sitting around the house. Whether its that humongous computer monitor sitting in a dusty corner or a box of used keyboards and wires, it can be difficult for some of us to make the effort to properly dispose of these technological relics. It is extremely important that when this computer junk is thrown out, it is recycled in a responsible manner so that it stays out of our country's landfills.

For those who don't have the time or manpower to properly dispose of their computer equipment, Junk-King offers an affordable, efficient, and eco-friendly junk removal service.

Recycling Computer Equipment


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