Did you know that in California it’s illegal to throw away your old electronics such as TVs with LCD screens, computers, monitors, batteries, and more? State laws require residents and businesses to keep these devices out of landfills.
When you recycle electronics instead of tossing them in the trash you help keep people, animals, and the environment cleaner and safer. Junk King of Sonoma has experience in disposing of and recycling electronics in compliance with California’s e-waste program.
What is California’s Electronic Waste Program?
California collects a recycling fee at the time of purchase on a number of products that are considered hazardous if discarded in landfills. Along with those mentioned above, the list includes portable DVD players with LCD screens, cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and any device containing them, as well as TVs with plasma screens or CRTs.
Since CRTs have mostly been replaced by LCD and LED technology, in 2016 California AB 1419 was signed into law and requires the recycling of panel glass from monitors and televisions.
How to Recycle Electronics
California leads the way in mandating residents and businesses recycle electronics. Today, at least half the e-waste that once ended up in landfills or was illegally shipped overseas is now reused or recycled!
There are basically two ways to recycle electronics: take them to a hazardous waste facility yourself or have an e-waste disposal expert like Junk King of Sonoma handle it for you.
Junk King of Sonoma Can Help You Recycle Electronics
Many components of home and businesses electronic devices can be reused or recycle. Others pose environmental hazards if they’re improperly managed and disposed of. Knowing which is which can be confusing.
Junk King of Sonoma is proud to join with the State of California in educating residential and business customers on the benefits of using environmentally-friendly practices to recycle electronics. When people understand that electronics recycling helps reduce their environmental footprint they’re usually eager to do their part!
We’ve helped thousands of residents and businesses recycle their old, broken, and unused electronics. If you live in the Sonoma area and want to recycle your electronics, we can help! We understand that it’s time consuming to both research how to handle e-waste and then properly dispose of it. We suspect that, like many people, you have quite a collection of old electronics in boxes and bags waiting for the day you “get around to it.”
Junk King of Sonoma’s experienced electronics recycling teams can help you determine which devices are recyclable and which can be reused or repurposed. They’ll also let you know which ones may be deemed hazardous under California law and the proper way to dispose of computers.
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If you’re a Sonoma County resident or business owner eager to do what’s socially responsible when it comes to electronics recycling, Junk King of Sonoma offers top-notch, friendly service while making speedy work of sorting and hauling away your e-waste. We’re the nation’s premiere green disposal service and would love to put our eco-friendly talents to work for you.
To learn more about how to recycle electronics or to request junk removal services, give us a call, text us a photo, or book an appointment online today. We look forward to being your green company of choice!