Technology keeps on evolving thus new electronic appliances and devices keep on appearing. Every year, there are always new releases of the latest mobile phones, televisions, computers, etc. This results in many people buying the newest models to keep up with the trend and more and more old gadgets to get rid of, thus a need for a e-waste recycling service.
With the increasing number of e-waste or electronic waste, it brings harm to our environment since these objects contain hazardous material that can’t be handled well by a typical waste disposal management.
That’s why we at Grizzly Junk Removal offer our service to help you get rid of your e-waste products and properly dispose of them to give a contribution to taking care of our environment.
Why is recycling electronics important?
Many electronic devices have toxic substances like beryllium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, and polyvinyl chloride. So when these devices are thrown out to landfills, these chemicals can pollute the soil, groundwater, and even the air we breathe.
But since electronics also have components made from raw materials, they can be recycled. Recycling old electronic devices can save a lot of energy. It can also help reduce the chances of getting new raw materials from nature and create or develop new devices. Reusing your old electronic devices prevents the increase of e-waste in landfill areas.
Before the recycling process, you can take your old devices with you and let an expert inspect them to know if they can be refurbished or donated to someone else who needs it. If it is better to be recycled, all its parts and components will be separated and categorized to know which needs to be re-used since most electronics have toxic chemicals and metals. These materials require proper disposal while other materials will be listed to reuse for other purposes.
Proper Disposal of E-waste
To give you more information on how you can help dispose of e-waste, here are some important details you need to know.
Old or broken mobile phones
Latest models from different mobile phone brands keep on appearing. Many people would often buy a new one so won’t get left behind by the latest tech trends. Thus, old and broken phones go to landfills often. And it’s alarming since the number of e-waste mobile phones keeps on increasing.
You can do your part by following the proper disposal procedure or reusing your old yet still functioning phones.
You can choose to trade them once you buy a new phone since most mobile phone stores these days offer this kind of deal.
The best way to do with old stuff is to sell them, especially if they are still in good condition.
You can also just keep it as a backup phone or if you want to use another phone, for example in your work.
It is also good to donate or to give it to your family member or friend who needs it, especially if they find it hard to buy a new one.
If your phone is already broken, you can bring it to an electronics facility and ask if they offer to recycle phones.
Or check with your local management if they accept e-waste or not.
There are many types of batteries used in every electronic device. The most common one is the alkaline batteries (e.g. AAA, AA, D-cell, and 9V batteries), and they are safe to throw in your trash bin. But there are some batteries which are not allowed for this kind of disposal like batteries in cars and lithium batteries or the battery used for computers and phones.
If you are not sure if the battery of your device can be simply thrown in your ordinary trash can, you take it to an electronics recycling facility to know the best way to dispose of them.
By consulting an electronics facility, they can help you with proper recycling of your old devices whether it’s kitchen appliances, television, computers, mobile phones, etc.
How Our E-waste Recycling Service Works?
Grizzly Junk Removal takes e-waste disposal seriously. We have connections to electronic recycling facilities that will process which parts of your device can be reused and recycled.
We can help you get rid of these electronic devices, such as:
- CD players
- DVD players
- Fax machines
- Mobile devices
- Video games consoles
We will then turn over these to an electronics recycling facility for proper e-waste recycling management.
Here’s the overall process of our service:
- Please schedule an E-waste Recycling Service by contacting us.
- On the day of the scheduled appointment, our team will make sure to call you half an hour before the exact schedule so you can prepare the electronic devices you need to get rid of.
- Upon arrival, we will start to collect your e-waste and discuss with you the necessary procedures and the price for the service (don’t worry, it’s affordable and no additional fees).
- We will bring with us the devices you don’t need and make sure not to touch other items in your home. And then, we will turn over the devices to an electronics facility to process recycling.
In case you need more help, you may inquire about more of our junk removal services, and we will gladly help you.