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Safe and Ecofriendly Computer Disposal

If you are wondering what to do with that old computer, it would be wise to keep reading.  Now under California law you simply just can’t throw your old computer away any way you like.  They are rules and these rules specify that we have to be mindful of the environment and the consequences of not adhering to these stipulations.

Here at Junk King we recommend that you practice safe and legal computer disposal and encourage you to let us dispose of your computer through any one of our various recycling options.  We partner with several recycling facilities in Sonoma and other part of the country and will ensure your computer is disposed in the right way. Our services make it easier for you to be environmentally friendly and also follow the law.

Why Computer Disposal Is Important

seven white computer monitors piled up outdoorsThe proper handling of computer disposal is essential and we want to encourage and educate businesses and individuals on the importance of proper computer waste disposal. This is due to the following reasons.

Firstly, computers are made up of a wide range of metals and raw materials. These raw materials include silver, aluminum, copper, lead, and gold. However, when recycled correctly, they can be used to produced new devices and can be toxic when left unused.

It is also very important to understand that this also encourages a decrease in the mining of new raw materials which in turn reduces the damage to the earth caused by over-mining throughout the world.

Secondly, toxic waste materials can also damage the world’s drinking water if underground water systems are contaminated when old computer components breakdown into the water supply.

What Type of Computers Qualify for Electronic Disposal

Computers of all ages, and from all brands are not exempted. This is because Junk King is readily available to accept almost any kind of computer accessory. We readily take away individual components like keyboards, printer, RAM, video cards, external hard drives, LED screens, and optical drives. All you have to do is just trust us with you computer disposal project.

How Junk King Makes E-Waste Easy

You don’t have to think about the items going to the wrong or right place or the sorting of your computer parts. With Junk King, everything can become easier all it takes if for you to have a strong will and give us a call so we can schedule a pickup time, and come dispose of your old and unwanted computer. Contact us online for a free quotation.

 

Do’s and Don’ts of Computer Disposal for Sonoma County Businesses

Does your business know the latest rules and regulations for computer disposal in Sonoma? Sonoma’s Zero Waste program identifies computer equipment as an e-waste. That means your business must meet certain disposal guidelines which prohibit discarding computers in trash cans or dumpsters.

Why Donate Computers

Pile of Old ComputersExperts agree that most businesses should replace their computer hardware every three to five years. A report by the EPA found that around 150,000 computers are disposed of each day either by trashing them in landfills or recycling them. One option is obviously better than the other and here’s why.

Computer recycling efforts promote the best reuse of computers and other electronic equipment, keeping them out of landfills and often finding them second homes through charitable organizations and community programs. The benefits to donating and recycling are impressive:

  • Recycling one million laptops saves enough energy to run over 3500 U.S. homes per year.
  • Keeping computers out of landfills can create nearly 300 more jobs annually.

It also helps protect people, animals, and the water supply by keeping excessive amounts of lead out of the environment, preventing serious harm to vital body organs and nervous systems.

Proper Business Computer Disposal in Sonoma

Sonoma County’s recycling laws are focused on eliminating landfill disposal of electronics and other “universal waste” that contains lead, copper, mercury, and cadmium. When you donate your business’ computers, you’re literally doing a world of good, protecting the environment and the planet.

But which computers are worth recycling for their parts, and which should be donated for re-use? If yours is like a lot of businesses, you probably have a storage closet or spare room filled with outdated computers that you’re not sure what to do with.

We understand—you have a business to run. So do we! Junk King of Sonoma will pick up and donate all your discarded electronics, including computers, so you don’t have to stress over what to do with them. Plus, you get to feel good about doing your part for those in need and the world at large.

How Junk King of Sonoma Can Help

Junk King of Sonoma’s reputation for eco-friendly computer disposal goes way back. We were founded as the first recycling-based junk removal service and we’re strongly committed to providing the area’s best green junk removal service. We know that busy companies like yours have more to do than search for a location to donate it or recycle its computers. So why not let us do the work for you?

Our experienced and fully-insured e-waste crews offer quick, easy computer disposal services for your greater Sonoma area business. We recycle and donate computers and computer parts as well as other electronics like cell phones, monitors, televisions, printers, and more.

Junk King and a Sustainable Future

At Junk King of Sonoma, we know you have plenty of options when choosing a computer disposal service. Of course, we believe hiring the area’s most socially responsible e-waste disposal company is the best choice you can make.

Our reputation for eco-friendly computer disposal practices, friendly teams, and efficient service means you can rest easy knowing your old computers will bypass the landfill and serve a bigger and better purpose.

To learn more about how to dispose of your company’s old computers or to arrange for a pick up, contact us today. We also offer easy online booking!

Everything You Need to Know About California’s E-waste Recyling Laws

Improper disposal of electronic waste can create serious risks to people, animals, and the environment. Junk King of Sonoma offers safe and secure e waste recycling, removal, and disposal services to make sure you comply with California’s environmental laws.

What is E-waste?

computer cords and motherboardIn California, E-waste refers to any unwanted electronic device or CRT (cathode ray tube) which is classified as “universal waste.” It frequently contains hazardous materials like lead and mercury, and is produced by businesses, households, industries, and governments. As LCD and LED technology for TVs and monitors has for the most part replaced CRTs, the state has enacted AB 1419 for CRT panel glass recycling, an initiative that allows scrap panel glass to be reused in many new products.

E waste Recycling Laws in California

Thanks in large part to SB 20, or the Electronic Waste Recycling Act, California remains the only state that has successfully reined in the illegal disposal of toxic electronics such as TVs, laptops, and computer monitors. Today, half of the e waste that once found its way to landfills or was illegally shipped overseas will be recycled or reused.

There are a number of reporting requirements e waste recycling providers must meet and they must manage e waste in compliance with the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s waste regulations. They are also required to comply with recordkeeping and treatment standards as dictated by state law.

As the electronic waste stream becomes more complex e waste disposal has gotten more complicated, too. The Future of Electronic Waste Management in California project was adopted in 2018 and recommends ways to get the most out of the state’s e waste recycling program.

Junk King of Sonoma is Your E waste Disposal Partner

Globally, the U.S. produces the most e waste per person and California’s leadership in e waste recycling is helping to set in motion national recycling policies. Junk King of Sonoma is proud to contribute to this effort. We have long been active in environmentally-friendly practices and encourage our business and residential customers to see e waste repurposing and recycling as an earth-friendly undertaking to reduce their environmental footprint.

We want everyone to be as committed to protecting the environment as we are. Our e waste recycling services are designed to benefit our local communities while recognizing we must also take steps to protect the entire planet.

Do you have any old televisions, computers, VCRs, tablets, stereos, fax machines, copiers, or other common electronic products piling up because you haven’t had the time to properly dispose of them? Our experienced e waste disposal crews help you determine which e waste can be recycled, reused, or repurposed, as well as which may be designated hazardous under California law.

Get in Touch

If you’re a Sonoma County resident or business owner searching for a socially responsible e waste disposal company, your search is over! Junk King of Sonoma offers quality, friendly service and makes quick work of sorting and hauling away your e waste recycling. We’re the country’s #1 green disposal service and we’d love to put our expertise to work for you. To learn more about our e waste recycling and other junk removal services, give us a call, text us a photo, or book an appointment online today! We look forward to serving you!

Computer Disposal the Right Way

Do you have an old computer laying around the house or office that is just taking up space? Have you tried to sell the thing, or even give it away, with no luck? It’s time to think about disposing of your computer properly. According to California law, you can’t simply throw away your old computers in the normal trash like you would with other items. What are you supposed to do then?

Old computers that no longer have a functional purpose are considered electronic waste. You may have seen signs or advertisements around Sonoma providing locations and times for events where e-waste is gathered, but getting to these locations can be difficult. While this is one way to responsibly recycle, it’s not ideal due to limited locations and hours. At Junk King, we make following the law and being environmentally responsible quick and easy.

Why Computer Disposal Is Important

Computer Disposal There are several reasons why its important for people like you to handle their computer disposal properly. The first is environmental. Motherboards, memory, hard drives, CPUs and especially monitors contain heavy metals and toxic materials that can contaminate the groundwater and harm local wildlife. Sonoma is a beautiful place that we don’t want to see destroyed by our old, unwanted technology.

Another reason proper electronic waste disposal is important is that even old computers have lots of valuable raw materials in them. These include gold, silver, copper, aluminum, lead and a wide range of other valuable metals. Left to sit unused, these materials can become toxic, but they can be used to manufacture new devices when recycled correctly. This means less mining of new raw materials is required, reducing the amount of damage done to the environment throughout the world.

What Type of Computers Qualify for Electronic Disposal

Junk King is ready to take almost any kind of old computer and computer accessory away for proper electronic disposal. Computers from all brands and of all ages are eligible, so there’s no need to worry about something being too old or in too poor of condition. We’ll even take individual components keyboards, LED screens, printers, external hard drives, RAM, optical drives and video cards. You can trust us to take your old computer parts and make sure they are disposed of in a safe and responsible manner.

How Junk King Makes E-Waste Easy

We know the temptation to simply throw all your old computers in the garbage is strong, but with Junk King, we make everything really easy. There’s no need to worry about sorting your computer parts or worrying about whether or not items will go to the right place. Our computer disposal experts will make sure useable items go to people who need them while recyclables get processed in a responsible, eco-friendly manner. All you have to do is contact us to schedule a pickup and we’ll handle every other aspect of your computer disposal.

Appliance Disposal – Some Important Facts to Consider

When it comes to moving heavy appliances, it is better to leave the work to the experienced haulers. It takes more than muscle to lift these massive appliances; in-depth strategy is also necessary. In some cases, moving equipment is required to ensure a safe haul. If you are thinking about getting rid of an appliance of any sort, do not attempt a DIY (do it yourself) removal project. You run the risk of damaging your home or even hurting yourself when attempting to move an appliance. It is better to let the experienced junk haulers at Junk King do the work.

Appliance Disposal You can Feel Good About

Appliance Disposal Junk King refuses to haul appliances directly to the scrap heap. If the appliance is still working or can be repaired, it might be possible to donate it. Furthermore, parts of the appliance might be recyclable. Let Junk King haul away your appliances and other unwanted items and you will rest easy knowing the greenest junk specialists in the country are exhausting every avenue for re-purposing and recycling. In fact, many of our junk hauling trucks operate on bio diesel made from environmentally-friendly petroleum and other renewable resources. This is appliance disposal you can feel good about!

The Challenge of Removing Appliances

If you are intimidated by the prospect of moving a large appliance, your thinking is justified. Moving an appliance any more than a couple feet takes considerable effort. Even if you have a friend or family member to help, moving the appliance might prove extraordinarily difficult. In fact, moving a large or heavy appliance out of the room might prove impossible. Do the smart thing by contacting Junk King for prompt appliance removal. This way, you won’t have to worry about hurting yourself, damaging your home or finding a place to drop off a massive appliance. Our junk haulers will do all the work on your behalf.

Let the Experienced Haulers Transport Your Appliance

Though it might be tempting to haul an appliance on your own, especially if you own a truck, this type of project is best left to those with experience. As an example, refrigerators and freezers pose a threat in the form of refrigerants that can harm the environment and lead to a significant fine. Other items feature display panels and microprocessors loaded with hazardous and toxic materials. Even a small amount of such toxic material can compromise the integrity of our water and land. The bottom line is only the experienced junk haulers who understand all of the risks associated with transporting an appliance should tackle a project of this magnitude.

Appliance Disposal Done Right is Beneficial to all Parties

Everyone can win if you decide to let the experienced junk haulers haul away your appliances. Plan ahead for your appliance haul, lean on the experts to do the work and this careful removal really will prove mutually beneficial to you, future generations and the environment. When appliances are disposed of in the proper manner, their metals decompose, leak into the soil and cause iron and lead to contaminate our groundwater.

As another example, consider the improper removal of air conditioners that leak Freon into the atmosphere. Freon damages the ozone layer. The proper removal and recycling of air conditioners and other appliances with such chemicals protects the atmosphere as well as our planet.

Contact Junk King for Your Appliance Haul

If you have one or several appliances you would like to get rid of, let us handle the job. Give Junk King a call at (707) 744-4254 or online to schedule your haul.

How to Handle Disposal of Your Household Hazardous Waste

Everyone has them, those mystery cans, bottles, and containers that hold expired cleaning products or other substances that might or might not be household hazardous waste.

At Junk King of Marin, we haul away all kinds of junk except for hazardous waste. But we do know how important it is to keep your home and the earth’s environment safe from waste risks. And with a little education we can all join together to practice safe household hazardous waste disposal.

Read on for some of our top tips to do just that.

What is Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste The broad term “household hazardous waste” actually applies to any home or retail-generated hazardous waste. It covers a wide array of products that have the potential to harm the environment if not disposed of properly. This can include things like automotive care products, oil and latex paints, drain cleaners, antifreeze, and other household chemicals.

Proper Storage of Household Hazardous Waste

First, always keep hazardous materials in their original containers. Be sure to store them out of the reach of children and animals and away from food. If you place a hazardous material in another container, make sure it’s clearly labeled, and never store it in empty food or beverage containers. Keep the containers dry to prevent corrosion and store chemical products in a well-ventilated area. To be safe, keep any suspected household hazardous waste away from heat, flames, or other sources of ignition .

Finally, never combine dangerous household hazardous waste with other products .

Read the Label

The EPA considers any leftover household product that can catch fire, explode, or react under certain circumstances as household hazardous waste. Since many of these products contain hazardous ingredients, they require special care when disposing of them. Always follow labeled storage and disposal instructions to avoid personal injury and environmental harm.

And remember, even empty containers of hazardous waste can pose risks due to the residual chemicals that might remain. Always handle with care!

Reduce Household Hazardous Waste

One of the best ways to avoid the risk of contamination is to purchase fewer products that contain hazardous ingredients. The EPA’s Safer Choice Program has some great ideas to get you started.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Questions

Marin County has a zero waste program that helps you properly dispose of your home’s hazardous waste. Your community may also have separate rules and regulations, including how to handle proper disposal of items like batteries and fluorescent tubes, so be sure to check with your local environmental waste agency for the latest disposal information.

At Junk King of Marin, we believe working together on the safe disposal of hazardous waste helps our customers achieve a healthy home, community, and environment.

We also know it’s not always easy figuring out which products can be disposed of in your regular trash and what is considered hazardous. If you suspect you have hazardous chemicals and other materials in your Marin County home, let us help you decide your best disposal options. We’re here to help with:

  • Dedicated customer service.
  • Easy online booking.
  • Identification of hazardous materials.

To learn more about how to properly dispose of your home’s hazardous waste, get in touch with us today. We look forward to helping you create a healthier and safer home!

Here’s What You Need to Know About Household Chemical Waste

Household chemical waste comes in a lot of different forms. Oil-based latex paints, wood varnish, and garden chemicals like pesticides and fertilizer could all be considered household waste because they pose a danger to your health, and even public health, if improperly disposed of.

Household Chemical Waste Can’t be Flushed, Abandoned, or Thrown Away 

Chemical Waste That means that you can’t simply flush household chemical waste down the toilet and call it a day. Something as seemingly innocuous as tile cleaner or carpet cleaner could wind up doing real damage to the environment and local water systems if flushed away or poured down the drain.

At the same time, many personal electronics like computers, monitors, and old cell phones contain heavy metals like lead and mercury that make them dangerous to throw in with the normal trash. The same thing goes for light bulbs and thermometers, which could also contain mercury.

The problem with household chemical waste is that it can leach into the soil if left just anywhere, and it can certainly get into local water systems if flushed down the toilet. For that reason, you need to take extra precautions when disposing of a lot of the stuff in your garage: gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, and even pool chemicals require special treatment.

Whether you’re talking about stuff in the garage or cleaning products in the cupboard, you’re talking about household hazardous waste. Although Junk King doesn’t take hazardous waste, you can call on Junk King for most other kinds of garage cleanouts: tires, books, boxes, windows, and rubbish.

Pouring out a household cleaner in the regular trash could endanger the health of local sanitation workers, and flushing that same cleaner down the toilet might contaminate your septic tank. In fact, the state of California has for over a decade banned folks from tossing fluorescent bulbs and batteries in the trash because both are considered “universal” waste.

Steps to Reduce Household Chemical Waste 

Both Junk King and the CalRecycle are committed to making it easier to responsibly dispose of household hazardous waste and universal waste. That said, there are steps you can take to reduce the amount of chemical waste in the first place.

The Environmental Protection Agency recommends reducing your purchases of cleaning products that contain hazardous materials. The EPA also says that it would be a good idea to use environmentally friendly products (e.g., greener laundry and dishwasher detergents) or even using DIY alternatives to bug spray where possible.

At the same time, you can often accomplish the same thing as, say, drain-clog removers (a.k.a., Drano) or furniture polish do with much less of a negative impact on the environment. For example, a plunger and plumber’s snake (auger) can unclog drains. Lemon juice, vegetable oil, and a towelette can also give your wood furniture a nice, clean sheen.

As America’s greenest junk removal service, Junk King takes and recycles and/or donates all kinds of items, including electronic waste. Though electronic waste, or e-waste, often contains hazardous materials like lead and mercury, e-waste is typically considered universal waste. Junk King actually takes e-waste like computers, monitors, and printers.

Junk King Takes E-waste…Not Hazardous Waste! 

That’s important because old cathode ray tube televisions and monitors contain lead, which can pollute the air, soil, and water if improperly disposed of. The thing to remember is that Junk King accepts electronic waste, but doesn’t take hazardous waste like paint, gasoline, pool chemicals, and household cleaners.

For virtually everything else, Junk King can help. Call on Junk King for foreclosure cleanouts, office cleanouts, furniture and appliance removal, construction waste removal, and yard waste removal.

Environmental Challenges Due To Improper Waste Disposal

Improper waste disposal wreaks havoc on our planet as well as future generations of human beings. Though it might seem efficient to dispose of undesired items and substances in dumpsters, garbage cans, drains, landfills or hidden spaces, doing so often compromises the integrity of the environment. The failure to dispose of waste in the proper manner will inevitably hurt our pocketbooks as well. Taxes will rise across posterity as taxpayers are forced to rectify sites that have been compromised by the failure to properly maintain the land and water around us.

An estimated 15 percent of all items disposed in a given year are hazardous. Take a close look at Environmental-Challenges-Due-To-Improper-Waste-Disposal-Junk-King-Sonoma-CAour environment and you’ll notice that our rivers, lakes, oceans and numerous other sites have already been poisoned. Thousands of aquatic animals wash up on the shore each year due to the public’s general failure to eliminate waste in an environmentally conscious manner. Plenty of marine and amphibious creatures display signs of mutation for the same reason. This has to stop. Let’s take a look at exactly how improper waste disposal threatens our surroundings.

The Contamination of Surface Water

When waste reaches water bodies, it alters the water’s chemical composition. Such harm is typically referred to as water pollution. This contamination negatively impacts all of the ecosystems within the water. Even animals that rely on the water for drinking water will suffer health consequences from consuming polluted water. Furthermore, consider the predicament that contaminated water poses for humanity. Water is the “new oil” because of its scarcity. The bottom line is that human life can’t survive on planet Earth unless there is an abundance of clean water.

Leachate

Water that moves through contaminated spaces creates a liquid referred to as Leachate. It creates a toxic mix of nasty chemicals that often results in harmful substances reaching the groundwater, surface water and/or soil.

The Contamination of Soil

Improper waste disposal often leads to a leaking of hazardous chemicals into the soil. Such contamination stunts plant growth and even kills some plants as they pull up poisoned soil directly through their roots. This has a domino affect when human beings and animals consume the compromised plants. In a nutshell, the haphazard disposal of waste has the potential to threaten our food supply.

Air Pollution

Poor waste management practices create pollution in the land as well as the surrounding air. Those who breathe in polluted air suffer negative health effects as the contaminants sucked into the lungs quickly spread to other body sites.

Mind Your Disposal of Household Products

Household cleaners, lawn care products, medicines, paint, automobile fluids and beauty products all have the potential to harm the environment. The manner in which you disposes of these items is critically important. Do not throw them in the trash as their presence threatens the well-being of those who remove your junk and garbage. It is critically important that we all make an effort to prevent hazardous waste from reaching landfills. As noted above, hazardous waste that is improperly disposed has the potential to reach the groundwater that we all rely upon for drinking and bathing.

Do not make the mistake of flushing hazardous liquids down the toilet, drain or sink. Such hazardous fluids will move through your local sewage system and end up in treatment plants that are incapable of handling such waste. You might be tempted to dump such fluids into storm drains or in remote areas. This is also a grave mistake as the harmful liquids will inevitably reach local waterways and eventually travel to lakes, beaches and even the Pacific Ocean.

Contact the professionals at Junk King.  We are able to help you dispose of your waste in an environmentally friendly way.

E-waste – Electronics Recycling The Solution

E-waste disposal is becoming more and more important and the environment’ state really is dependent upon how we treat this matter. What do you do with that old computer, monitor, or tablet once that device has reached its expiration date – i.e., when the next iPhone comes out? Well, as we’re all well aware, electronics get updated and upgraded all the time, and sometimes our favorite devices stop working, get viruses or plain get dropped on the ground (it happens).

E-waste and Electronics Recycling E-waste-Electronics-Recycling-The-Solution-Junk-King-Sanoma-CA

If any of these things occur to your electronics, then they’ve effectively gone from a usable gizmo to electronic waste. Also called e-waste, electronic waste is a catch-all term for all of the electronics devices that get sent to landfills, repurposed, donated or recycled back into circulation each and every year. Whole genres of devices actually get sent out to pasture as new technologies come along – think about PDAs, fax machines, VCRs, and pagers.

It’s important that a greater share of this collective e-waste gets recycled and put back into circulation – in one form or another. Recycling e-waste is actually critical right now for two reasons – the sheer volume of electronic waste that’s out there right now that doesn’t get recycled and, secondly, the fact that electronic waste contains heavy metals that can threaten the water and air that we all enjoy.

  • How Much E-waste are We Talking?

Can you guess how much we in the United States collectively generate in terms of e-waste? Hands on buzzers: More than three million tons of e-waste is generated annually and, unfortunately, less than a half-million tons of that e-waste was properly recycled. Nearly two billion dollars is spent by Americans on consumer electronics every year with high tech turnover as the main culprit behind (literally) tons of e-waste.

  • Where Recycling Comes In

Because of all these dangers California went ahead and ratified into law the Electronic Waste Recycling Act back in 2003. This law basically disincentivizes the sale of dangerous products like outmoded cathode-ray tube monitors that contain heavy metals. The Electronic Waste Recycling Act also makes it easier for California businesses and homeowners to recycle things like bulky fax machines and obsolete desktop computers and make way for newer, safer technologies.

How to Recycle Your E-waste 

Even though the average American household has two dozen electronics gadgets within its four walls, that’s not a reason to despair. If you have an old Smartphone collecting dust, then there’s a good chance you can hook up with your manufacturer’s recycling program to get those parts back in circulation.

The biggest tech giants going in America – folks like Apple, Samsung, LG and Canon – all have their own e-waste recycling programs to ensure that you and the company can live up to the Environmental Protection Agency’s motto of reduce, reuse and recycle.

The cool thing is that it doesn’t cost you anything to do the right thing by the environment and – an added benefit – get those obsolete electronics off of your hands. Most Best Buy stores actually have recycling programs, and their tagline is that they’ll take just about any electronics device irrespective of where you bought the device or how old it happens to be. As the most sprawling e-waste recycling hub in the United States, Best Buy has recycled over one billion pounds of use computers, TVs, Smartphones, cameras, and audio appliances.

Electronics manufacturers have even teamed up with the EPA by heeding the Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge to ultimately get more electronics to a certified electronics recycler. The end goal is reaching 100% participation and leaving this world just a little better than we left it. To have your e-waste safely disposed, team up with Junk King.

Electronics Disposal – How to Get Rid of Your Used Devices in California

When it comes to electronics disposal, there is plenty of confusion. The average person seems to have no idea as to how he should properly dispose of his old or malfunctioning electronics. This lack of knowledge is causing irreparable harm to our environment. You can do our planet an enormous favor by printing out this article and passing it on to your friends and family.

Electronics Should NOT be Disposed of With the Normal Garbage Your old TV, computer monitor, video game console, printer or other electronic device should never be haphazardly tossed into your regular trash bins. Attempting to dispose of electronics in this manner is actually illegal in the state of California. If someone spots you attempting to trash any type of electronic device in this manner, they might report you to the authorities.

Can someone else obtain utility out of the Electronic Device? Before attempting to figure out how How-to-Dispose-of-Used-Electronics-in-California-Junk-King-Sonoma-CAto legally dispose of an electronic device you should consider whether another person might benefit from using it. If there is any chance that an impoverished person, student or organization can obtain any utility whatsoever out of the electronic device, donate it or sell it. Finding a new owner for the device will improve another person’s life while simultaneously reducing the burden placed on electronic recycling/re-use hubs. Even if the device is malfunctioning, there still might be a way to remedy the problem.

Recycling Centers Will Take Your Electronic Devices Nowadays, Californians do not dump electronic devices in landfills. Rather, we take them to organizations that recycle/recover undesired electronic devices. We at Junk King work with organizations that are actually qualified to recycle electronics. If the organization is not a participant in the Covered Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Program that was established by the state’s Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, they might not have the means to properly dispose/recycle the device.

When in doubt, reach out to the junk hauling experts here at Junk King. We take each and every undesired item to our recycling hubs for a thorough utility and recycling assessment. Our junk hauling experts will drive our big red truck on out to your home or office and pick up just about any piece of junk you want to get rid of. Big Box Electronic Stores can Help There are a number of “big box” electronics outlets like Best Buy that will take in old computer accessories such as printers and monitors. These monolithic corporations have ample personnel and technological resources available to recycle aged or broken electronic devices in the proper manner. Even public libraries have stepped up to the plate by accepting empty ink toner cartridges from printers. When in doubt, refer to your local community services offices for more information regarding where you can drop off undesired electronics.

A caveat about used electronics disposal, be sure to erase all personal information stored on electronic devices before dropping them off at a recycling hub or other destination. Modern day electronics are “smart”, meaning they will store your private data unless you take the initiative to remove such sensitive information from the machine.

Junk King Sonoma
1364 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-5P

Providing junk removal services to the Sonoma area, including:

Annapolis
Cloverdale
Cotati
Fulton
Geyserville
Glen Ellen
Graton
Healdsburg
Kenwood
Penngrove
Petaluma
Rohnert Park
Santa Rosa
Sebastopol
Sonoma
Windsor
and these nearby zip codes:
94928, 94931, 94951, 94952, 94954, 95401, 95403, 95404, 95405, 95407, 95409, 95412, 95425, 95439, 95441, 95442, 95444, 95448, 95452, 95472, 95476, 95492