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The Challenges Associated with eWaste Disposal

Why it’s so hard to recycle old electronic waste


Electronic recycling (often referred to as eWaste) has increasingly become an environmental concern in this age of rapidly changing technology. Read on to learn more about eWaste disposal.

The Importance of eWaste Disposal

Municipal trash collectors do not accept electronics. This is because of the ecological dangers it poses. Electronics leak toxic chemicals into the ground, which can pollute our water sources. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop most people. Instead, many choose to chuck old electronics into the bin with their other household trash anyway.

The challenges of eWaste Disposal

So why doesn’t everyone just recycle their electronic waste? Electronics cannot be picked up by recycling companies because they are more difficult to recycle. This leaves very few options for those interested in responsibly disposing of their old electronics. Because these methods either require a little extra effort and/or money, many people toss eWaste in the trash.

  • Many communities are starting to realize the importance of electronic recycling, so they designate days for organized eWaste drop-offs. Depending on the community, electronic recycling events are held twice per year. This infrequency means old electronics are left to pile up in storage between events. Although these services tend to be free, there are fees for certain items, like big tube TVs and computer monitors.
  • There are certain drop-off locations that accept eWaste for a fee. This requires research on your part. First to ensure you’re entrusting your things to a reputable company, then to make a special trip to the facility.

For Help with eWaste Disposal…

Junk hauling companies like JDog Junk Removal & Hauling know how to get rid of your eWaste in an environmentally friendly way. We know the facilities to trust with the proper disposal of your recyclable electronics. Or, we can transport your old, functioning electronics to the charitable organizations or new owners of your choosing. If you’re ready to responsibly get rid of your old, unwanted electronics, the time to act is now. Contact the team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup.