Do you know what’s in your television? Now what’s “on” TV but what it takes to make a television set? The average TV or computer monitor actually can contain anywhere from four to eight pounds of lead. Everyone knows that lead is an extremely toxic substance when ingested into the body. A LCD model can contain significant amounts of mercury which has been link to problems with the nervous system. Over all, many electronics contain flame retardant components that are also harmful.
This doesn’t mean that the TV you watch every day is sending off deadly rays of toxins. It’s only when those appliances are left to decompose in a landfill that those chemicals can be released. Here’s the harsh reality: According to the EPA upwards of 82% of all our e-waste ends up in a landfill or incinerator. That translates into over 70% of heavy metals in a landfill coming from e-waste. That’s not going to be good for anyone. What’s the solution? Make sure you properly dispose of your e-waste by having it collected by a professional like Junk King of Dallas.
“Professional” is truly what you want to be looking for with e-waste disposal. That’s because there have been many instances of unscrupulous collectors shipping e-waste overseas to countries without strict regulation. You might think that’s not a problem but all of that seeping hazardous waste would end up in the atmosphere right back over your home. Junk King prides itself on its eco-friendly policies and makes sure that the e-waste they collect will only go to certified recycling centers.
As for what qualifies as e-waste that would be anything that is powered by electricity such as computers, laptops, monitors, fax machines, copiers, televisions, DVD players and cell phones. How many of those do you have tucked away in closets or under the bed? Why hold onto those things you’re never going to use again? Get rid of them with one call to Junk King Dallas.
While you’re at it, Junk King can also take away any oversized item you’ve been trying to get rid of for some time like an old sofa, stove or mattress. Those are the unwanted stuff that really take up a lot of room in your home. With Junk King on the job they’ll also be properly disposed of with much of that junk ending up at their own recycling center or charity refurbishing sight. Start with your e-waste and finish by cleaning out your entire garage, basement or attic. Junk King Dallas can show you the way!