How to Recycle a Computer and Other E-Waste

How to Recycle a Computer and Other E-Waste Junk-King MarinThe phrase, “please recycle,” has been taken very seriously here at Junk-King over the last decade, as we’ve been able to provide both businesses and residences with a number of ways to contribute to the collective environmental cause. Aside from hauling literally tons of unwanted household items away and putting them to good use elsewhere, many of our customers are still inquiring about how to properly dispose of or recycle their old computers and a number of other electronic devices as well.  Also known as E-waste, this category also includes printers/copiers, keyboards, fax machines, TVs, CGA and monochrome monitors, cell phones, stereos, and the list continues; in fact, most anything containing circuitry, heavy metals and hard plastics together can either be refurbished or broken down into parts and recycled.

Reasons to Recycle E-Waste

One of the main reasons why we recycle and/or refurbish any of the above items can be attributed to the toxicity factor. Many of these items contain copper, lead, mercury, and other potentially harmful components, which have proven to cause a number of health-related issues if not handled in a safe manner. We can no longer risk throwing these items in the garbage and having them hauled off and buried in landfills. Over time, these elements can contaminate the soil, which can lead to some serious problems down the road. During heavier rain periods, discarded contaminants can eventually reach the surface and turn into toxic water runoff. With our current water supply diminishing as each day passes, the last thing we need is another environmental problem to deal with. This is one of the reasons why we urge everyone to recycle their digital devices.

How to Recycle E-Waste the Easy Way

Junk-King specializes in doing the hard work for you when it comes to safely removing unwanted E-waste from your business or your home. You can do it yourself if you can possibly manage the time, or you can save yourself some time, trouble and money by allowing us to do what we do best. Junk-King has been working with a variety of charitable organizations for years, and we’re very much in tune with the process. To recycle your electronic items is a great way to keep things green, yet donating your used wares can serve those in your community and beyond with the tools they need to succeed. No matter the case, many people will benefit from either of these services we provide. It’s also important to point out that many of these items can be used as tax deductions when going through the proper channels. While saving money seems to be on most everyone’s mind, you can book an appointment online and save yourself an extra $30.00 or simply give us a call and we’ll take care of the details.

Whether you own a business, a home, or both, Junk-King also takes pride in the promise that no job is too big or too small, unless you’re only looking for a place to dispose of your old cell phone; we’ll let you recycle that one on your own.

How Often Should You Recycle?

How will you know when it’s time to recycle? Most businesses will have their E-waste items picked up every six months or so, while homeowners often do this as an annual housecleaning sort of thing. You may also want to keep in mind that Junk-King has no problem with mixed loads of disposables. From electronics to fridges to mattresses, we’ll haul it all in one fell swoop. Problem solved!