Recycling Electronics in a safe manner is important if we are to protect our environment. If you have old or broken electronics that you want to get rid of, do not throw them in the trash! Improper disposal of electronics causes all sorts of harm to our planet. Do the environment as well as future generations of humanity an enormous favor by recycling your electronics. If you don’t want to take your items to a recycling center or if there isn’t one in your area, reach out to the junk haulers at Junk King. We bring all electronics to our recycling hub to determine what can be salvaged. Let’s take a look at exactly how failing to recycle electronics damages our environment.
Recycling Electronics – Hazardous Chemicals
Computers and many other electronics are made with harmful chemicals and materials like cadmium, chromium, mercury, lead, arsenic, selenium, beryllium and chemical flame retardants. Something as small as a computer monitor has four pounds of lead. When these chemicals leak out of discarded devices, they seep into the soil and eventually reach the water table. Can you imagine drinking or bathing with water that is full of nasty chemicals? It has happened before and it will continue to happen if people fail to recycle their electronics.
E-Waste Often is Often Transported to Third World Countries
Plenty of the e-waste generated in developed countries actually ends up in undeveloped areas of the world. If the electronics are not processed at a certified electronics recycling operation, there is a good chance that they will be transported to impoverished countries. Unfortunately, many of the people residing in these countries are not aware of how to properly discard e-waste. Furthermore, most undeveloped countries are not capable of handling these hazardous materials in the proper manner. Plenty of this e-waste ends up being dumped in landfills or other areas, causing irreparable harm to our planet. It seeps into the water supply, poisoning the residents of these countries as well as their livestock. Some third world countries even burn old and broken electronics, creating nasty air pollution.
Preserve Our Natural Resources
Though few know it, e-waste has an array of valuable materials like silver, copper, gold and ferrous metals. These materials can be re-used after the electronic device breaks or is no longer desired by the owner. Do everyone on the planet a favor by recycling your electronics so that the re-usable materials can be applied to new electronic devices.
Preserve Our Landfill Space
It is no secret that our landfills are overflowing with junk. Too many junk haulers head right on over to the landfill with whatever they remove from homes, businesses and other sites. Junk King bucks the trend by analyzing each and every piece of junk to determine if it can be donated or recycled. The unfortunate truth is that the electronics you put in your trash will end up in an overcrowded landfill. Do your part by recycling these items so that landfill space can be preserved for non-hazardous items that actually belong there.
Let Junk King Recycle Your old Electronics for You
You really do have to power to preserve the integrity of our planet. Ally with the junk aficionados at Junk King and we’ll do everything possible to prevent your electronics from harming the environment. The electronics we pick up are either recycled or re-used by those who can obtain some utility out of those items. It is a stark contrast from our competitors who often dump anything and everything they pick up. Reach out to Junk King today to learn more about our relationships with recycling hubs and our green junk removal service. You can reach us by dialing 888-888-5865 or email us.