[Editors note: This post was originally published in May 2016 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.]
Junk Hauling and E-Waste Recycling: A Great Combination
With businesses and homeowners facing increased regulations and added fees for e-waste recycling, it may seem easier to simply throw out old electronics. In fact, junk hauling is not a typical first option for many people.
There are a few issues to consider with e-waste junk disposal. Because of the number of laws and regulations, especially in states such as California, many items such as monitors, TVs, and even cell phones cannot be simply tossed in the trash.
What's more, when you want to properly dispose of a computer monitor - particularly any old CRT devices you still have around - the process takes time, effort and money.
E-Waste Recycling Falls Far Behind It's Potential
The sheer volume of electronics that are disposed of each year in the United States is overwhelming. For example, almost 1.3 million cell phones are replaced every year!
Here is an infographic that illustrates some of the key statistics around e-waste collection and recycling in the United States:
According to Earth911.com, e-waste disposal and recycling is often difficult and costly:
E-waste isn’t always easy and convenient to recycle. Local governments often have e-waste collection days a few times a year, but that means that homeowners have to store the unwanted items in the meantime. Several electronic stores will accept electronics for recycling, but Best Buy – one of the largest e-waste recyclers – just began charging for collection of some electronics, including TV and computer monitors.
Fortunately, there are options for e-waste disposal and recycling. Along with school scrap drives, community e-waste pick-up events, and various municipal programs in many places, you can also "outsource" the task to a professional e-waste hauling and disposal company.
Consider Professional Junk Removal for Your E-Waste
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly e-waste removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of those old items. Not only that, but we make sure that your old electronics end up in the right place: whether it be a charity if the electronics are still functioning, or a recycling facility to ensure your e-waste is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
We remove almost all types of e-waste, including:
- Copy Machines