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How to Properly Get Rid of E-Waste

What You Need to Know

Ged Rid of E-Waste

Did you know throwing away e-waste is bad for the environment? In fact, even municipal trash collectors do not accept electronics due to the ecological dangers it poses. That’s because electronics leak toxic chemicals into the ground, polluting our water sources. Unfortunately, it can be challenging, time-consuming, and costly to responsibly dispose of your e-waste, especially when it seems so simple to throw your old laptop in with the rest of your garbage. Today, we’re going over a few ways to properly get rid of e-waste.

How to Properly Get Rid of E-Waste

Sell or donate it. There are many Facebook groups dedicated to selling unwanted items in different locations. Be sure to return it to factory settings before giving it to its next owner to ensure you’re not passing over sensitive information.

Recycle it. Google e-waste recycling centers near you. You can then take it there yourself to have it recycled, sometimes for a small fee. You might also discover local electronic stores recycle them for free.

Wait for a community e-recycle day. Did you know many communities have e-waste recycling days? While they tend to be infrequent, you can hold onto that old laptop until the next one. These services tend to be free, but there might be fees for certain items, like big TVs and old computer monitors.

Have it hauled. This is one of the easiest ways to get rid of that old television. Junk hauling companies like JDog Junk Removal & Hauling are here to help you recycle or donate your old, or unwanted, electronics. When you call the Veterans and Military family members at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, you can count on us to show up on-time and in-uniform. We will sort through your unwanted items and ensure they are responsibly disposed of—all so you don’t have to. Schedule a pickup today.