Electronic waste is also known as e-waste, which is a more formal term for electronic goods nearing the end of their useful life. Computers, TVs, refrigerators, stereos, fax machines, and cell phones are all common electronic items. Many of these items can also be easily reused, reconditioned, or recycled. Recycle old electronics by separating them into separate devices and sending each device to an approved Electronic Recycling Company. Here are some things to do to properly dispose of your old electronics:
An electronic recycling company will separate electronic devices based on the part of the device, such as LCD, circuit board, etc. They use small tools to carefully remove the plastic parts. Making sure not to damage any circuitry. The electronics recycling facility carefully checks the individual components for acceptability and damage and packs them securely.
Send the Electronic Recycling company your old electronic waste. They will inspect your items, remove any broken parts, break down the devices to identify any possible materials, and then remunerate you. You may be able to dispose of your electronic waste in the future; many facilities offer a license to accept electronic recyclable materials for donation.
You may have some old electronics that still work. If this is the case, you can donate these items. Electronic recyclers often take broken computers, printers, cell phones, printers, faxes, and other electronic devices. If you have old jewelry or old appliances, they may also accept these items.
Most facilities accept items for donation at any time. Some will accept certain categories of electronic devices only, such as mobile phones. Contact your local ecycle office to find out more information. In most cases, you will be expected to pay a modest fee for using the ecycle program.
In some cases, you may be able to locate a company that accepts your electronic item and arranges for them to pick it up. Many local businesses offer this service. If you cannot locate a local facility that will accept your item, look online. There are a number of reputable companies, like eCycles Florida, that will help with your electronic recyclable items.
eCycle makes recycling convenient and cost-effective. Instead of throwing old computers, televisions, or other items into your garbage, you can put them to good use by donating them. As long as you do not throw them away, you will be contributing to a green planet.
This post was written by Steven Elia Co-Founder and Recycling Director at eCycle Florida. eCycle Florida is a R2 Certified electronics recycling company in the state of Florida. Our processes and procedures are dedicated to the proper destruction and recycling of your electronics. eCycle Florida is your go-to for electronic recycling in Tampa.