We live in an age where most of the items in our homes are electronic. There was a time when it was rare to have a computer in the home, but for many families today there are multiple computers in the home. You may have a personal computer, work computer, school computers for the kids, old cellphones, broken TV’s and so on.
One of the major problems with electronic waste, or e-waste, is that you can’t just throw it in the trash. So what do you do? Many choose to stack it up in the garage or shed, and hope it stays out of sight, and out of mind. Eventually you will want to reclaim your space and de-clutter. For this process you will have to make sure to dispose of your e-waste properly.
Electronic waste items contain some hazardous materials such as plastics, lead, mercury, and other toxic materials. Unfortunately e-waste recycling is often done with little or no training, safety gear, equipment, or proper facilities. Your average user may not know the safe methods for disposing of e-waste, or maybe they just don’t care. It is also important to note that improperly handled e-waste may leak toxins into the soil and water or emit toxins into the atmosphere.
Help the environment, help the community
Another way you can help with recycling e-waste, is by helping your community. Recycled e-waste such as computers, cell phones, televisions, or printers can be reused or repurposed and provided to low income families at discounted rates. Even though we live in a society where we may have the ability to afford multiple electronics, there are still some in low income communities that may not be able to afford a new computer or printer for school. Recycling centers will often refurbish old electronics in order to help these low income families provide the computers they need for education and jobs.
If you would like to be a part of the solution in helping both the environment and your community by cutting down on these hazardous waste items, you can call a junk removal company to make sure the job is done safely and efficiently. GI Junk Away is based in the Fallbrook, CA area and provides expert advice and removal of your e-waste. Call (760) 896-4473 or visit our website, gijunkaway.us