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Electronics Disposal: Where Does Your Data Go?

Posted by Junk King on Nov 13, 2023 5:00:00 AM

[This article was first published in May 2019 and has been updated and revised.]

When weighing electronic disposal options, many think about the environmental hazards but fail to consider other risks of electronics disposal.

Unfortunately, many learn the hard way that failing to protect your data can reveal personally identifying information they did not even realize existed.  

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Topics: E-waste Removal, electronic waste, e-waste disposal, e-waste recycling, electronics disposal, electronics recycling, office e-waste removal

Sustainable Solutions: How to Properly Dispose of E-Waste in Your Business

Posted by Junk King on Aug 23, 2023 5:00:00 AM

Proper disposal of e-waste is essential to minimize harm to the planet and comply with regulations. But e-waste disposal isn't always simple or easy.

However, a buildup of electronic waste, or e-waste, presents both environmental and legal challenges for many businesses. But there is a simple and affordable solution.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, office junk removal, e-waste disposal, e-waste recycling, electronics disposal, electronics recycling, office e-waste removal

Recycle Your E-Waste, Not Your Identity

Posted by Junk King on Aug 9, 2023 5:00:00 AM

[This article was first published in May 2019 and has been updated and expanded.]

Maintaining data security is a concern shared by many who are looking to dispose of e-waste safely.

With so many advertising these services, it can be challenging for consumers to sift through them all and identify those that are both safe for the environment AND safe for your data. 

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Topics: E-waste Removal, e-waste disposal, e-waste recycling, electronic recycling, electronics recycling, computer recycling, recycling electronics

Battery Recycling: The Future Is Now

Posted by Junk King on Feb 27, 2023 7:15:00 PM

 

In an ideal world we would recycle everything we use. However, there are still many things that cannot be recycled effectively or efficiently.

Fortunately, one of the previously not-easily-recycled materials is finding a new recycling future thanks to technology and innovation.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, e-waste disposal, e-waste recycling, battery recycling, electric vehicles, EV battery recycling, EV batteries

Holidays, Gifts, And E-Waste Disposal

Posted by Junk King on Nov 18, 2022 5:00:00 AM

[This article was originally published in November 2020 and has been expanded and revised.]

We love getting new electronic devices.  And the holidays are a great time to give and receive them. But that means getting rid of the old ones. 

E-waste, or electronic waste, is a growing problem globally, as well as in the U.S. and it is only getting worse. 

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Topics: E-waste Removal, electronic waste, e-waste disposal, e-waste recycling, household waste, what to do with old electronics

When Your Favorite Electronics Become Electronic Waste

Posted by Junk King on Jun 13, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

For those born after 1980 the world has always been filled with electronics such as cell phones, handheld games, and MP3 players. And electronic waste.

The problem is that we become quite attached to our devices and gadgets, and we hate seeing them become broken or obsolete. But what is worse is having to get rid of them afterwards.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, electronic waste, e-waste recycling, electronics disposal, electronics recycling, recycling electronics

Why Electronics Recycling Matters

Posted by Junk King on May 18, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

We recycle all types of materials all the time. And, for most of us, this is usually our paper, aluminum, plastic and glass waste. But rarely electronics.

Yet we all dispose of electronic waste items every year, often multiple times each year. And most of us rarely consider that these unusable products can and should be recycled, as well.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, electronic waste, electronics disposal, electronics recycling, what to do with old electronics, where to recycle electronics, recycling electronics

E-Waste Disposal Doesn't Have To Be A Burden

Posted by Junk King on May 9, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

We are inundated with electronics. But when our devices give out, they become electronic waste, or e-waste, and that means dealing with e-waste disposal.

The problem is that we can't simply throw it all into the household or office trash. Most e-waste disposal is regulated, while most e-waste items are also recyclable. So, what should we do?

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Topics: E-waste Removal, electronic waste, e-waste disposal, e-waste recycling, electronics disposal, electronics recycling

Being Buried In Batteries - E-Waste Recycling Matters

Posted by Junk King on Feb 9, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

A new wave of e-waste recycling is going to be cresting soon and it involves the sea of batteries, both large and small, that will be dying over time. 

While there are promising breakthroughs in battery technology, no battery lasts forever. Not even those in electric vehicles, or EVs. But most all batteries can be recycled.

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Topics: E-waste Removal, electronic waste, e-waste disposal, e-waste recycling, recycling electronics, battery recycling

Computer Recycling: Is Computer Monitor Recycling Still A Thing?

Posted by Junk King on Jan 12, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

Despite the flood of new technology, the lingering demise of desktop computers, and the push for making everything mobile, old computer recycling goes on.

While it may seem that all the "old school" computer and computer monitors are already gone, it is far from the truth. So, what do you do with them?

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Topics: E-waste Removal, e-waste recycling, computer disposal, recycle computer monitors, computer monitor recycling, computer recycling

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