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Monthly Archives: November 2022

Make Your Home Junk Free For The Holidays

Everyone makes a wish at the holidays, even if that wish is to get through the holidays without any stress! One of the ways to make that wish come true is to get as much done in advance so that you will have time to relax. But, of course, that always begins with getting the house ready. This year, you can start your holidays by clearing out all the junk in your home. It would only take one session with Junk King Cincinnati to make that happen.

Make a list, Check It Twice

Before the Junk King crew shows up for your appointment, you can list all the things you want to clear out. Keep in mind that the Junk King will send over two movers to help with this task. That means there is no limit to removing any bulky item from your home, regardless of where that item might be located. The Junk King crew never met a flight of stairs they could navigate!

The cost of the Junk King service will be determined by how everything fits onto the back of the truck. One flat rate covers all the labor, travel time, and drop-offs. Those drop-offs could include stops at a charity with some of your unwanted items like clothing or household goods. Nothing has to go to waste when Junk King is hauling it away.

You can book your session with Junk King online or over the phone. If you book online, you also get another discount. Junk King wants to make every one of their removal sessions fast and affordable.

Are you ready to get your home junk free for the holidays? Then you are ready to bring in the Junk King Cincinnati crew to make it happen.

Why E-Waste is Such a Big Deal

E-waste or electronic waste has become more and more of an issue over the years. This is because the number of electronic devices the average person has increased. It started with a television set, a home computer, and a video game system. Today, people own multiple TVs, computers, laptops, smartphones, wearables, game consoles, and much more. Everything seems to have the potential to be a smart device now, which means there’s a higher demand for computer chips, motherboards, and other materials.

Electronics can and do often last for years, but many people replace them sooner than that. Think about your last smartphone. Was it broken when you replaced it, or did you simply upgrade to a newer model? Did you turn in the old phone for recycling? Many people do because cell phone recycling is fairly easy. However, that’s not necessarily true with televisions, computers, and other devices. They’re not always recycled, and that can lead to a lot of e-waste going into the landfill every year.

Why is that a big deal? Let’s take a look at some of the alarming statistics regarding e-waste and why it’s important to recycle these devices. Fortunately, it’s easy to recycle electronics and other items if you partner with Junk King Cincinnati.

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How Much E-Waste Goes into the Landfill Every Year?

One of the most alarming statistics is the amount e-waste that goes into the landfill every year. According to one survey, over 50 million tons of electronic trash are created every year. In 2019, the U.S. alone generated almost 7 million tons. That might not seem like that much when compared to other types of waste, but the amount isn’t quite as important as what this waste is made up of.

When you think of a television, smartphone, or computer monitor, you think it’s mostly plastic, metal, and glass. That may be what you see, and that material is important. Most of it can be recycled, after all. However, it’s what’s inside these devices that’s really important.

Nearly every electronic device out there contains copper, silver, gold, and palladium. Each device may not use a lot of each of these precious metals, but when you throw out enough of them to make 7 million tons, you have a significant amount of gold and other materials. In fact, in 2019, the U.S. threw away enough of these precious metals to equal about $7.5 billion dollars. Gold, silver, copper, and palladium are now sitting in landfills across the country.

As more devices become internet-capable or include additional technology, the amount of electronic waste is only going to increase. That $7.5 billion dollar amount may soon double or even triple.


Are We Running Out of these Metals?Are We Running Out of these Metals?

With so many devices going into the landfill every year, the question then becomes one of scarcity. Are we going to run out of gold, palladium, and the other metals we need? It’s possible. While copper, silver, and even gold are fairly abundant, they’re not limitless. Palladium, a metal you may not have heard of before, is even rarer than gold. According to experts, there’s actually 30 times more gold than there is palladium. That’s why palladium prices have reached over $2,000 an ounce. This metal isn’t just used in electronics, either. Like gold, silver, and copper, it’s used in many industries. Palladium can be found in vehicles, jewelry, medical equipment, and various industrial trade products.

Fortunately, we’re not running out of these precious metals tomorrow. However, if we continue to increase our need for them, we may reach the point where we do run low. Since we use all of them in multiple ways, we may find that there comes a point where we have to decide which industries we prioritize. There might come a day when gold, for example, cannot be used in jewelry because we need it for electronics.


Does Recycling E-Waste Really Help?

Does it really help to recycle your old computers, televisions, phones, and other devices? Yes, actually. While there have been some questions about recycling plastics and other materials, there’s no question that recycling electronics is helpful. According to studies, if one million people recycle their old smartphones, we can recoup copper (35,000 lbs), silver (700 lbs), and gold (70 lbs) as well as palladium and other materials. That’s just smartphones. Many more of these precious metals are used in computers, laptops, tablets, and other devices.

Experts have also determined that recycling is actually more profitable than mining when it comes to gold. It’s more time- and cost-effective to gather old electronics, remove the gold used in them, and recycle it, so a number of companies have actually started focusing their efforts on recycling over mining. Part of this is the amount of gold in a ton. A single ton of old circuit boards has several dozen times more gold than a ton of mined ore, and it’s much easier to procure.

Most of this metal can be reused without much loss. That means when we recycle gold, we essentially get the same amount of usable gold out of the process as we put into it. This means if we recycled a billion smartphones, we should be able to make a billion new ones. However, that does depend on production techniques. In the future, we may need fewer metals or even find more abundant or synthetic materials that can be substituted for gold, palladium, and other metals.

The Dangers of Not Recycling Electronics

The biggest downside or danger of not recycling electronics is going to be cost. The more precious metals we send to the landfill, the more we will have to rely on mining to extract the necessary materials. This means the overall cost of electronics and other products that use these metals is going to increase and may even become harder to find. Today, smartphones, tablets, and computers are commonplace and easy to purchase, but if gold were to become incredibly scarce, that could change.

It won’t happen tomorrow, of course, but there’s a chance that our grandchildren or great-grandchildren could face that reality if we don’t recycle these metals.

Another danger of not recycling is that it damages the environment. Electronic devices may contain different materials that are hazardous to the environment. This was fairly common in older devices such as CRT monitors, but current devices still contain batteries that can cause damage to the soil or water if they leak. This is likely to occur over time as the batteries begin to break down. This can then affect plants, animals, and humans who live near the landfill.

Finally, not recycling some devices can actually be a danger to you and your identity. Old computers, phones, and other devices that aren’t properly disposed of or recycled may contain personal information that you do not want others to have. If these devices were found and contain that information, you could be facing identity theft. Recycling ensures that this won’t happen because experts destroy all data on the devices.


How Do You Recycle Electronic Devices?How Do You Recycle Electronic Devices?

Recycling some electronic devices is fairly simple in some cases. You can often trade in your old phone for refurbishment or recycling. Sometimes, this even gives you a small discount on your new phone, so there is some financial incentive to recycling.

Recycling other devices, though, it’s not always quite this easy. You can’t put electronics in the city recycling bins. Some stores, especially stores that specialize in electronics, will accept some devices for recycling. For some devices such as laptops, it can be fairly easy to drop them off for recycling. For other things, though, it’s not as easy. Taking a 50-inch television in for recycling can be much more of a chore.


Call Junk King Cincinnati—We Make Recycling Electronics Easy

If you don’t want to lug your old television, computer, or other device to the store for recycling, there’s a much easier option: call Junk King Cincinnati! Unlike many other junk hauling companies, we don’t take everything to the landfill. Instead, we go through all of the items we pick up and sort out anything that can be donated or recycled. This means if you have a piece of furniture or an appliance that still works, we’ll make sure it gets to a local organization that helps those in need.

For items that are broken, including electronics, we look to see what we can recycle. We firmly believe in redirecting as much as possible from the landfill. We understand how valuable e-waste is, and we do everything we can to see to it that the materials in electronics get recycled.

Junk King Cincinnati handles furniture, appliances, electronics, yard waste, DIY construction debris, and more. As long as it isn’t hazardous, we can haul it away. To learn more or get a free, no-obligation quote, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK or send us a text to 1-737-888-5865. You can also book online.


Responsible Old TV Disposal

Have you been checking the holiday sales for a new TV? This is always the best time of year to invest in a new TV. When you consider how much time you spend enjoying your TV, it is worth the upgrade. However, once you commit to the new TV, you need to arrange for the old TV to be removed. Tossing it out into the trash is not an option. The responsible way to dispose of an old TV is to have it dropped off at a certified recycling center. That will happen when you hire Junk King Cincinnati for this task. These junk-hauling professionals can take care of your old TV disposal the right way.

Fast Carry Out

Junk King to assign you to movers for your TV disposal appointment. Even if one person can carry the TV, it is safer with two. That removal process will take just a few minutes. The question then becomes whether you have anything else you want to be removed in the same session. There will be plenty of room on the back of the Junk King truck for things like an old sofa or recliner. You can also have boxes of clothing and other household goods cleared from the closets and cabinets. Just think of what a positive impact that will have on your home.

The cost of Junk King’s service will depend on how everything fits onto the truck. Obviously, with one TV, you will pay the low end of that flat rate price get. Of course, the more you had to the truck, the more the price would go up but not by much. Junk King is dedicated to making every one of their appointments safe, fast, and affordable.

The responsible way to get rid of your old TV is to get a job the Junk King Cincinnati. So book your removal session today.

Junk King Cincinnati
11430 Gondola St.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Hours: M-F: 7A-6P, Sa: 8A-5P

Providing junk removal services to the Cincinnati area, including:

Kings Mills
Olde West Chester
Seven Mile
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