The world has an e-waste problem—producing about 50 million tons of electronic waste a year. Only 20% of this waste is formally recycled. Some of it is discarded in landfills, but the fate of most of it remains unknown.
So, how can you dispose of your e-waste in an eco-conscious manner? See, the problem is that e-waste contains substances that can be extremely harmful to humans and the environment. Heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, and lead are common in electronic products, and having them leak into the soil and water sources is incredibly detrimental to human health.
In this blog, we’ll weigh in on the growing challenge that is e-waste disposal and detail the ways in which Junk King can help you contribute to a cleaner, safer environment.
What Is E-Waste?
Electronic waste or “e-waste” refers to almost any personal, business, or household items with circuitry or electrical components. Because of the fast-paced nature of technological advancements, mountains of once-loved but now obsolete devices ranging from smartphones to computers are now littering landfills in virtually every country.
As everyone strives for a newer, better product, electronic waste is becoming the world’s fastest-growing solid-waste stream. Due to a weak e-waste disposal regulatory system, the onus is now on individuals to properly dispose of their old printers, computer monitors, and TV sets.
If you’re wondering what to do with the outdated fax machines or refrigerators in your home or office, Junk King provides safe, efficient, and, more importantly, eco-friendly e-waste disposal services. We remove and dispose of almost all types of e-waste, including:
- Computer monitors
- Printers ad copy machines
- Fax machines
- Video games and consoles
- Stereo systems
- CD and DVD players
If you have an item that’s not on the list, simply contact our customer service team. We’d be glad to answer any questions you might have. Even then, we pick up just about everything as long as it’s not hazardous.
E-Waste Disposal With Junk King Marin
You probably have some broken-down electronics in your home or office. Who doesn’t? Unfortunately, e-waste disposal is not as simple as throwing your old or unwanted items in the trash along with the rest of your garbage.
For one, electronics waste is hazardous, but it’s also extremely recyclable. And let’s face it: someone would love your old TV. Unless completely dead, electronics can always be repaired and reused. So, the best way to dispose of your e-waste is to donate. If you can’t donate it, recycle.
But donation and recycling can be a hassle. First, you have to find donation and recycling centers that will take your old items, and then you have to figure out transportation. Plus, due to toxic materials and chemicals, many curbside recycling companies don’t take in electronic waste. You’ll have to find specialized recycling companies for that.
So, where should your electronic waste go? Now, this is where Junk King Marin comes in. As a leading provider of junk removal services, you know we’ve taken the time to customize our service offering to include responsible e-waste disposal.
Do you have a haul of electronics you’d like to unload? Let us help.
We’ll Help You Recycle
The disposal of some electronic materials is highly regulated by state and federal laws. For instance, did you know that you cannot dispose of your old cathode ray TV tube in a landfill? Doing so will leave you liable to hefty fines. In fact, it’s dangerous to haphazardly dispose of any LCD-flat screen TVs and computer monitors that were manufactured before 2009. Just one computer can contain hundreds of hazardous chemicals, making them troublesome to dispose of or incinerate.
Junk King Marin has the resources to skillfully dispose of all your e-waste. We have specialized disposal services for large household appliances such as washers, dryers, freezers, microwaves, robotic vacuum devices, and breadmakers. We can also help you safely get rid of your old TV set.
Once we pick up your e-waste, we’ll transfer them to our recycling stations, where we’ll dismantle and sort items by type: metal, glass, plastic, and other materials. Then the parts will be recycled into new products. If your items are in good enough condition to be reused, we’ve partnered with donation centers and non-profit organizations all through Marin County to ensure your appliances and devices get the second home they deserve.
The parts that can’t be recycled will be disposed of ethically and as environmentally responsible as possible.
E-Waste Disposal Made Easy With Junk King
Are e-waste items taking up valuable space in your home? Junk King has the solution for you. Call us up; we’ll arrive at the designated time and help you clear your property of these items and free up some space.
Electronic waste is a major source of clutter for many homes and businesses. It’s time you got rid of those items sitting idle in your basement, attic, or storage rooms.
So, why Junk King? It’s simple! We’re the number one junk removal company for a reason. We know our work and are dedicated to providing our customers with stress-free junk removal service. Not to mention, everything we do is green. Right from our links to local recycling facilities to our commitment to recycling 60% of what we haul, you can rest assured that your e-waste won’t end up polluting land and water sources.
Call the Junk King team for e-waste disposal services you’ll love.