E-Waste Disposal: the Importance of Recycling

Why it’s important to avoid tossing your old electronics into the trash can


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People today are buying more and more electronic products than ever before. Newer, faster technology is being introduced every day, which results in constant upgrades of electronic equipment. This means that the now-obsolete models of computers, mobile phones and gaming systems are discarded on a regular basis. Electronic waste or e-waste, is a term used to describe these now-undesirable electronic products. Read on to learn more about e-waste disposal and why recycling is the best option for you and the planet.

E-Waste Disposal: Why Recycle?

  • Many old electronic devices contain toxic substances that include lead, mercury, cadmium, beryllium, polyvinyl chloride, and chromium. When e-waste is tossed into landfills, these chemicals leach into the soil, polluting the ground water as well as the air.
  • Electronics are made of components that contain valuable raw materials. Recycling old devices saves energy. It also means that fewer raw materials need to be drawn from nature to create new devices.
  • Reusing old devices prevents e-waste by keeping it out of landfills. It also saves the resources used to recycle them. Additionally, reusing electronics helps other, less-fortunate people in your community. So take your old devices to be refurbished (if possible) and give them a new life.
  • Finally, recycling saves the raw materials that can be repurposed by producing new devices. As a result, energy is saved, pollution is reduced, and there are fewer greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere.

We’ll Help You Recycle

Have a haul of old electronics you’d like to unload? Let us help. JDog Junk Removal & Hauling takes your electronic waste to recycling facilities. Here, the items are sorted, taken apart, and separated by type. Metal, glass, plastic, and other materials are recycled into new products. Then the parts that can’t be recycled are disposed of as responsibly as possible. Contact us today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup for your e-waste.