The California Integrated Waste Management Board wants to know what you’re doing with your trash. That doesn’t mean that are being nosey; it’s just their business. According to a recent survey put out by the board, e-waste is one of the fastest growing segments of the total waste disposal system. They estimate that nearly 75% of all our unused or broken electronics are kept in storage. That’s actually a good thing. It means that folks recognize the need to have e-waste properly disposed off but they aren’t sure how to go about that.
Here’s how the board explains it on their website: “As technology quickly evolves and new products are outdated almost as soon as they are available for purchase, the need for proper and safe disposal of e-waste is apparent. If products are still in working order or need minor repairs, they should be donated to a school, library, charity or church. If they are broken and need to be disposed of, there are several disposal options in Orange County – do not place e-waste with your household trash. Certain materials, particularly metals, in electronic devices can be salvaged and recycled, and proper handling of e-waste ensures that no harmful materials such as lead will contaminate our landfills or water supply.”
To be clear they put together a list of all the items that would fit under the e-waste category. These include: cell phones, PDAs, pagers, computer monitors, computer software disks, computers/CPUs, laptop computers, photocopiers, printers/scanners/fax machines, stereos/radios/MP3 players or iPods, telephones/answering machines, televisions (including plasma and LCD), VCRs/DVD players and video game consoles. That’s a pretty long list no matter how you measure it.
Among the most popular items to get rid of are old television sets. Today, flat screens HDTVs are all the rage. Thanks to advances in technology, we can bring the total home movie theater experience right into our living rooms. To do that you’ve got to start with a high quality TV. It’s hard to go back to watching programs or movies on an old box once you’ve had the taste of high definition. This is when those old TVs get stuffed into the garage or up in the attic. In some cases, they could merely end up in the corner of a room collecting dust. The better course of action would be to get those old TVs out of your home once and for all. You can accomplish that task the right way by calling Junk King Orange County to handle the assignment.
A Junk King OC pro hauling crew crew is dispatched from the company headquarters to your location and then to the recycling center. It’s a perfect three-point plan that gets you free of clutter and has your e-waste handled the right way. Junk King Orange County can also get rid of any furniture, yard waste or other debris you want cleared out. Put them to work today and get a junk free home ASAP!