We live in an age where technology and its applications constantly evolve and update. It seems you can buy the latest laptop or smartphone only for it to become old news a few months later. Many people don’t know what to do with their old electronics when they no longer need for them, especially when they are broken. With that, many electronics have been (unsafely) turfed out to landfills. Luckily, Junk N Dump has just the solution to this problem: electronic recycling.
What Is Electronic Recycling?
Simply put, electronic recycling deals with the reuse, repurposing and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment known as e-waste. E-waste is a catch-all term used to refer to any unwanted, broken or obsolete electronics or electrical products. Examples of e-waste include:
- Old computers
- Old computer parts and components (keyboards, mice, etc.)
- Electronic toys
- And more
Why Is Electronic Recycling Important?
Today, e-waste is one of the fastest-growing types of waste across the world because electronic products have shortened lifespans and society is constantly hungry for the newest, best products. With less than a quarter of e-waste is recycled, the rest of these discarded electronics are being sent to landfills, incinerators or even illegally dumped in other countries.
Many of the materials used to make electronics are extremely toxic to the environment and humans — materials that are being allowed to seep into the environments they are dumped in.
What Can Be Done?
Finding an appropriate electronic recycler or bringing in a service that takes away your rubbish and sorts through your rubbish to distribute them to the appropriate recyclers on your behalf is the best thing to do. Many electronic components are made with precious materials which can be salvaged and reused, like silver and copper. Other parts like batteries, zinc, and aluminium can be reused or repurposed in many ways, including creating new electronics, metal parts and art.
At Junk N Dump, we aim to offer our clients the best ways to help our customers get rid of the things they no longer want or need. By collecting these unwanted items, we help free up time and space for our clients to spend on their hobbies, with their loved ones or anything else they would rather be doing than clearing out the junk!
If you have unwanted electronics you want to dispose of, contact Junk N Dump today for all your electronic recycling.