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Old Mobile Phone Disposal And The Challenge Of E-Waste

Posted by Junk King on Mar 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The U.S. is awash in old electronics and old mobile phones are among the top items in this growing pile of electronic waste. But there are noble alternatives to simply tossing them in the trash!

We live in a wonderful time of incredible technology and a vast array of high-tech devices to enhance our lives. With all of this technology and devices, however, comes the problem of efficient disposal.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, Landfills, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, donations, e-waste disposal, e-waste recycling

Spring Is For Cleaning And That Means E-Waste Disposal [Facts]

Posted by Junk King on Mar 17, 2017 6:48:20 AM

If you are going to be doing some spring cleaning this year it's likely you'll be getting rid of old electronics. And e-waste disposal is a special challenge.

 

The easy thing to do is toss everything in the dumpster or your residential trash bin. Bit what about recycling your e-waste?

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, traditional junk hauling is usually the first option for many people.

However, not only is this often against the law to dispose of most electronics, it is a health hazard because e-waste contains toxic materials that are likely to be detrimental to human health.

For these and a number of other reasons, when it comes to e-waste, you should always look to recycle electronics instead of just throwing them out.

Junk Hauling and E-Waste Disposal: Doing it Right

There are a few issues to consider with e-waste disposal and recycling. 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 Still Falls Behind the Volume of E-Waste

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 facts about e-waste collection and recycling in the United States:

 

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Topics: Bay Area Junk Removal, E-waste Removal, electronic waste, e-waste disposal, e-waste recycling

The Right Channel For Old TV Disposal Needs

Posted by Junk King on Feb 22, 2017 7:55:40 AM

If you've recently upgraded your television and now you have an old TV to get rid of, what do you do? There is a right way for old TV disposal. 

Televisions have been with us since the 1940s and they have always presented a challenge when it came time to dispose of the old TV after bringing home the new one. Some of us remember the massive television cabinets that took up half a wall in the living room. Talk about a challenge!

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Topics: E-waste Removal, TV disposal, Recycling, toxic waste, electronic waste

Scrap Metal Recycling Really Is A Thing

Posted by Junk King on Feb 15, 2017 5:27:21 PM

You’re looking forward to some spring cleaning and already planning to get rid of things. But what do you do with the scrap metal debris?

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Topics: E-waste Removal, Recycling, junk recycling, C&D waste, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, scrap metal

A New Year And A New Approach To E-Waste Disposal [Infographic]

Posted by Junk King on Jan 18, 2017 8:35:00 AM

Now that the holidays are behind us and we are into a new year, there are tons of new e-waste to dispose of. But it's not as simple as throwing it in the trash.

Long gone are the days when we could simply take our old appliances, televisions, and electronic gadgets and put them in the garbage can or dumpster. In fact, in most places today this approach isn't even legal. If you've ever tried to properly dispose of an old TV or CRT computer monitor, for example, you know this can be difficult. 

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Topics: Refrigerator Recycling, E-waste Removal, Recycling, Landfills, electronic waste, junk disposal

E-Waste Recycling Is An Alternative For Junk Disposal

Posted by Junk King on Dec 28, 2016 8:34:53 AM

Now that the holidays are coming to a close and the new year is around the corner, it's time to plan for cleaning. And for businesses that often means junk disposal and dealing with e-waste.

The Problem of Disposing of E-Waste

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Topics: E-waste Removal, junk recycling, Landfills, Business Junk Removal, electronic waste, junk disposal

Holiday Bounty Can Mean TV Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Dec 14, 2016 6:00:00 AM

We live in an era of big screen monitors and wall-mounted televisions. But every year, new devices means more TV recycling of old sets.

The holidays bring fun, food, family and memories. And for many people, it also brings an inordinate amount of excess trash and debris to be disposed of. Getting rid of all the paper and packaging can be challenging enough, but having to get rid of old electronics can be downright troublesome.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, E-waste Removal, TV disposal, junk recycling, electronic waste

New Phones For The Holidays? E-Waste Disposal

Posted by Junk King on Dec 1, 2016 8:06:14 AM

Getting a new smartphone for Christmas? You, and about 80 million others in U.S. But what about your old phone?

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, E-waste Removal, Recycling, junk recycling, office junk removal, electronic waste

E-Waste Solutions For Your Business [Infographic]

Posted by Junk King on Nov 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

If you've owned and run your business for any length of time, you probably have e-Waste, somewhere in offices. And e-waste disposal is a problem.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, Recycling, Business Junk Removal, office junk removal, electronic waste

Got Old Phones? Junk Removal For E-Waste

Posted by Junk King on Oct 13, 2016 6:58:32 AM

Every year there is a flood of "old" phones added to the junk removal pile. But what should you do with your e-waste items?

Electronic waste, or e-waste, can be found in all of our homes and offices. Broken phones, out-of-date computers, and broken copiers pile up around us. At the rate that most of us replace and upgrade electronics to new models, our old gadgets end up not getting used, often collecting dust in some basement or office.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, Recycling, junk recycling, junk removal, Hazardous Waste, toxic waste, electronic waste

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