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Plastic Recycling: A New Era

Posted by Junk King on Aug 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM


Plastic recycling has taken some heavy hits over the last few years, but new technology promises a new era for plastic waste.

While many plastics remain highly recyclable, the market for these waste plastics has diminished recently, due in large part to China's ban on plastic and other wastes in 2018.

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Topics: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, e-waste recycling, electronics recycling, plastic recycling, recycle plastic

Yes, You Can Recycle Old Cell Phones

Posted by Junk King on Sep 19, 2019 12:06:56 PM


Probably the most common sight everywhere these days is the cell phone. And with new phones are being sold every 20 seconds, what happens to the old ones?

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Topics: old phones, electronics recycling, where to recycle electronics, old cell phones, recycle cell phones

Can I Recycle Electronics Near Me?

Posted by Junk King on Sep 17, 2019 12:46:27 PM


That's a question you may have typed into your favorite search engine, "Recycle electronics near me." And you can, depending on where you live, but how do you do it?

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Topics: old phones, electronics recycling, where to recycle electronics, local electronics recycling, computer monitor recycling

You Can Recycle That?

Posted by Junk King on Sep 3, 2019 10:11:00 AM


When most of us think of recycling waste we tend to think of paper, plastic, aluminum and glass. But there’s far more to recycling than that!

Most of us have grown up with recycling as a normal part of our lives. And some of us older folks can remember when it wasn’t a common household practice. While the practices we are familiar with today are relatively recent innovations recycling as a business has been around for a while.

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Topics: Refrigerator Recycling, junk recycling, appliance recycling, metal recycling, electronics recycling

What to do With Old Electronics: Fix it or Junk it?

Posted by Junk King on Jul 8, 2019 4:32:00 PM

Knowing what to do with old electronics can save you time, money, and energy when things go wrong. When you buy an electronic, you want it to last a long time. Electronics like desktop computers, laptops, and phones are all investments, so you want to get your money's worth before you throw them out.  

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Topics: e waste pick up, electronics recycling, what to do with old electronics

Should You Sell, Repurpose, or Recycle Computer Monitors?

Posted by Junk King on Jul 4, 2019 3:52:00 PM

If you're still holding onto an old desktop, you might be wondering how to recycle computer monitors. Many people who make the switch to LCD monitors or laptops might have old cathode ray monitors in their house. However, throwing them out isn't an option. Monitors of all kinds, from cathode ray to LCD, have toxic metals inside that can seriously harm the environment.

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Topics: computer disposal, electronics recycling, what to do with old electronics, recycle computer monitors

What You Need to Know About Free E-Waste Recycling Events

Posted by Junk King on Jun 18, 2019 5:14:00 PM

Free e-waste recycling sounds like a great way to get rid of your extra junk, but there are quite a few unseen dangers lurking under the surface of these seemingly helpful services.

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Topics: electronics disposal, e waste pick up, electronics recycling

Room by Room Electronics Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Jun 14, 2019 11:10:00 AM

When disposing of an old tv or computer, you know electronics recycling is the best and safest option. But did you know that many of the items you dispose of throughout your house may also qualify as e waste and fall under the umbrella of electronics recycling? Recycling these items is about more than protecting the environment. Many of these devices contain hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic. When they aren’t properly disposed of, these dangerous substances harm the environment as well as our health

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Topics: electronics recycling

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