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Hazardous Household Waste and What You Do If You Find It

Clean out your garage, basement or attic and you will likely find at least one hazardous item. From antifreeze to motor oil, gasoline, oil filters, electronic devices, batteries, household cleaners, paint and beyond, hazardous household waste is seemingly ubiquitous. If you have any such items in your home, do not toss them in the trash like any other undesired garbage. Hazardous household waste that ends up in landfills will eventually harm our our land, water and the surrounding wildlife. Here is exactly what you should do with your household hazardous waste.

Bring it to Retailers

Many retailers accept old or broken electronic devices. These businesses collect such items in bulk and bring them to e-waste recycling centers. Some retailers have specific “take back” events that encourage locals to drop off their old electronic devices so they can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Recycling Kits

It is possible to turn in household hazardous waste through recycling kits. You can order such a return-by-mail kit on the web from an array of different organizations. All you have to do is confirm your location, complete an online form and request that a postage paid recycling kit be sent to your address. Mail in your household hazardous waste and it will be disposed of in a manner that preserves the environment.

Waste Treatment

Plenty of businesses treat waste to reduce its hazardous components and minimize the impact of disposal on the environment. Most of these organizations lean on the Department of Ecology for nuanced advice about how to make the waste less hazardous and reduce its volume. Permitted waste vendors are also capable of treating hazardous waste. These organizations might be willing to treat your household hazardous waste at no cost or for a nominal fee.

Local Auto Garages

If you have extra antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline or other auto-related fluids that you no longer need or desire, make a few phone calls to nearby auto garages. They might find a use for these fluids or have a means of recycling them in a manner that preserves the integrity of our environment.

Donations and Recycling

If there are any e-waste recycling centers near you, bring your old or malfunctioning electronics in. This way, many of their components will be re-used for other purposes. If your electronic devices or other items with hazardous components can still provide some utility, donate them to those in need. Community groups, schools and other organizations will gladly accept items that are still in working condition or even those that require minimal repairs.

Junk King is Here to Help

If you have any question as to whether a specific household item is hazardous, do not hesitate to reach out to our junk experts. We will review each of your items to determine if we can pick it up or if it requires a special means of disposal. Contact Junk King today to schedule the hauling of your junk.

Benefits Of Using E-Waste Disposal Services

It seems like electronics are ubiquitous these days. From smartphones to laptops, tablets, desktops, video games and on, we are surrounded by all sorts of electronic devices. The improper disposal of these high-tech machines could prove to be the death knell for our sensitive environment. The manner in which you dispose of your e-waste matters a great deal. Here’s why.

E-Waste’s Inherent Dangers

Electronic devices are made with all sorts of harmful chemical compounds. From arsenic to cadmium, lead, silicon , mercury, beryllium and plastic, e-waste is chock full of nasty components. This is precisely why e-waste should be considered hazardous to our delicate planet.

If everyone were to put their broken or aged electronics in the trash, those items would be hauled off to landfills and the dangerous chemicals listed above would inevitably seep into the earth. These chemicals would eventually reach groundwater and poison wildlife. This is the nightmare we are challenged to prevent. The way to do it is by tapping into the environmentally friendly recycling programs offered by e-waste disposal services.

Why Everyone Should use E-waste Disposal Services

We owe it to future generations of humanity as well as the planet’s animals to dispose of electronics in a sustainable manner. After all, we only get one Earth to live on. Make a conscious effort to give each malfunctioning or undesired electronic device to a disposal service that specializes in e-waste and you will do your part to preserve our planet. These companies know exactly how to recycle electronics or dispose of them in a manner that does not compromise the integrity of the environment.

Save our Limited Landfill Space

We are running out of landfill space. Though we can convert some areas into new landfills, doing so is not in the best interest of humanity or the environment. Make a concerted effort to dispose of electronic devices in the proper manner and you will help conserve the limited landfill space still remaining. Engage in electronic waste recycling and your old devices will be broken down by the experts for re-use in the most efficient manner possible.

E-Waste Boosts the Economy

Consider what happens when one puts his old electronics in the trash versus what happens when he participates in electronic waste recycling. Trashed electronics find their way to a landfill. Electronics given to an e-waste disposal service create work for your fellow Americans. Consider the fact that nearly 100 million working-age Americans are unemployed. If everyone were to provide e-waste disposal services with their old devices, it would undoubtedly benefit the economy in the form of job creation and the resulting increased consumer spending.

E-waste Disposal Services Serve to Conserve Natural Resources

All sorts of materials can be recovered from those broken and outdated electronic devices. Let e-waste disposal companies separate useful materials so they can be used to make new products. This process ultimately reduces the need to extract even more raw materials from our surrounding environment’s finite resources.

Junk King Offers E-Waste Removal

Junk King takes just about every undesired item from homes and businesses. If you have an old printer, computer, TV, video game console, fax machine or other electronic device that you want to get rid of, we’ll take it. This way, you won’t have to stress out about how to properly dispose of your chemical-laden electronics. Our junk removal team will dispose of your old electronics in the safest way possible. We’ll bring them to e-waste recycling centers or donate them if they can still provide some utility. Contact Junk King today to coordinate the hauling of your junk.