Electronic waste is created when an electronic product is put into a landfill rather than recycled. Even though there are negative effects from improperly disposed of E-waste, there are many people that are still somewhat ignorant about the best way to get rid of the waste. Many organizations are now devoted to the process of spreading E-waste awareness. There’s a series of comprehensive reports and analyses on E-waste today.
How to Dispose of Your Electronics
The best way that you can dispose of your electronics is to give them to a local e-waste center. These can be much more prevalent than you may think. Many states across the US now have dedicated centers devoted to electronic waste recycling. These centers will accept most devices that run on batteries or that can be plugged in.
Some of the most popular devices that these centers take in are cell phones, microwaves, CRT televisions, printers, wires, computers, and more. Before you attempt to simply throw out your electronics, make sure that you’re checking in on the website of the electronic center that you’re visiting. There are some centers that have rules concerning the disposal of certain electronics. Some centers may not take items like refrigerators or electronics that contain liquid mercury. There will often be a list of prohibited electronics that you can find on the website before you go in.
The Largest Benefits of Disposing of E-waste
Choosing to dispose of e-waste can lower the price of electronics and reduce our impact on the environment. E-waste that can be recycled and reused will minimize the energy that manufacturers must use to produce these electronic devices. Proper disposal of electronic devices can also make sure that the harmful components that are found in e-waste will not leak into the soil and the surrounding area.
Contact us today if you would like to learn more about electronics waste recycling programs.
This post was written by Steven Elia Co-Founder and Recycling Director at eCycle Florida. eCycle Florida is a R2 Certified electronics recycling company in the state of Florida. Our processes and procedures are dedicated to the proper destruction and recycling of your electronics. eCycle Florida is your go-to for electronic recycling in Tampa.
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