We make removal & disposal of your e-waste cheap and easy
Computer technology is changing so quickly that a computer built three years ago suddenly becomes obsolete and so we evolve with it by replacing our laptops, computers, and tablets often.
When it is time to upgrade, how do you dispose of the old computer? Laptops and tablets are made from electrical components: plastics, glass, and chemicals. These materials harm the environment if not properly disposed of. Unfortunately, many waste management companies do not accept electronics with their regular trash collection.
Our computer-disposing experts here at JUNK XPRESS can help! Small items from home or a larger load of equipment from an office or school, we can handle it. We dispose, we recycle, do the loading, recycle the recyclables, and donate what we can..
Here is how our service works:
2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will contact you shortly before your scheduled appointment window.
3. When we arrive, just point to the old or broken computer you want removed and we will haul your computer away and finish by tidying up the area.
We will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.
We all want to make sure we are being responsible planet stewards and when it is time to dispose of our computers, you will want to know the best and most environmentally friendly way to go about doing it. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has specific guidelines for consumer computer disposal. Old computers should be reused or donated first, recycled next, and then disposed of as a last resort.
How you can handle computer or laptop disposal:
Be aware and educate yourself on the potential hazards when throwing your old computers into the garbage and what it can cause.
Recycling involves breaking the items down and reusing their recyclable materials, such as metals, plastics, and electrical components to create new and valuable products.
Computers are made from a variety of valuable sources, such as:
Many of these materials can be melted down and repeatedly without altering their properties. Take your computers and electronic devices directly to the recycling facility to ensure proper disposal and recycling.
Throwing these items into landfills and dumps can cause irreversible harm to the environment. There is a small chance that the e-waste you throw in the garbage will be separated and recycled properly and an even smaller chance that someone might salvage it before it gets collected.
Once in the landfill, it may sit there for years. The toxic metals and flame retardants contained inside can slowly leak out, damaging the soil and local water supply. The computer materials that don't break down naturally, will continue to burden the surrounding area by taking up valuable space in the landfill.
Make sure it it is brought directly to a recycling facility to avoid this situation.
The recycling facility will then use mechanical shredding and a high-tech separation device to take out the usable metals while the plastics and other materials are separated and reused whenever possible.
Recycling e-waste prevents harmful materials from negatively affecting the environment. Proper computer disposal reduces the need to use non-renewable raw materials to create new products which means using less energy, less financial resources, and having less of an impact on areas that would be mined and destroyed.
The computer materials which are environmental hazards include:
Most dumps will not accept computer disposal and may also fine you if you put your old computers out with the trash.
Computer screens contain lead, metals, and other chemicals that can damage the environment and do not belong in the trash.
How you can responsibly get rid of your old computer monitor:
Save yourself the hassle of transporting bulky computer monitors and reach out to JUNK XPRESS today!
Computers are made of reusable recyclable components, such as power cords, motherboards, hard drives, RAM, graphic cards, keyboards, aluminum casing, and disk drives. Whole or broken, these can be used to create new products post recycling.
If the device still works, here are some other useful things you can do instead of throwing it out:
Outdated computers still have value and there are multiple ways to keep their e-waste out of landfills.