Electronic waste is outdated or broken technology, also known as e-waste. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Junk Xpress abides by the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 and believes in environmentally-safe recycling for all electronic waste.
Disposing of your cell phones, computers, and televisions primarily depends on their condition.
Here are alternatives for your e-waste disposal:
Do not throw electronic devices in a landfill, even as a last resort. JUNK XPRESS is more than happy to help with all of your e-waste disposal needs.
Before e-waste is recycled, it is first inspected to determine if it can be refurbished or donated. Once ready, it is taken apart and organized into separate categories: reusable or further processing.
Determining which parts can be reused or converted is critical being that many electronics contain toxic metals and chemicals that need to be disposed of carefully.. When a device is broken down, the toxic pieces are properly disposed of while the rest can be repurposed.
Due to the toxic materials and chemicals found in most electronic devices, many waste management companies do not accept them in regular trash pickup or curbside recycling services. The toxic materials in old electronics may also be illegal to throw into the trash in many cities. To prevent damaging the environment, dispose of your e-waste properly.
All e-waste thrown in the trash will end up in landfills. Leaving old electronics in a landfill can damage the environment, so when possible, the most responsible way to handle e-waste is to recycle or refurbish it. Recycled electronics are processed at facilities and repurposed. Fixable electronics may still have value and can be donated or sold.
If e-waste is not recycled, it ends up in the landfill where it is exposed to the outdoor elements. Over time, the lead, mercury, zinc, flame retardants, and chromium, which make up the electronics, releases toxins into the air and soil, affecting the atmosphere and contaminating the groundwater.
Prevent these substances from making their way into our soil, causing damage to plants and animals and potentially harming our food and water supply by properly and carefully disposing of your e-waste products.
When using JUNK XPRESS in taking electronic waste, we eliminate the worry by working with local charities and recycling facilities to ensure all the components are properly disposed of.
Replacing your old mobile phone with the latest model has become a social norm amongst mobile phone users.
Cell phones, like other electronic devices, contain materials and chemicals that will harm the environment and contaminate the atmosphere and surrounding soil.
Here are some ways you can dispose of or reuse your old or broken mobile phone:
Depending on the type of battery you have may change the proper way to dispose of them. The most common household battery types, such as alkaline batteries, are safe to throw away with your regular trash, however, automobile batteries and lithium batteries – which are often used in phones and computers – are not safe to be left in landfills.
Here are some ways you can get rid of old batteries:
JUNK XPRESS responsibly picks up and disposes of your unwanted e-waste. If you need e-waste pickup, give us a call and we will take care of everything for you.