Electronics that can’t be used anymore whether they are being replaced from being obsolete, in need of disposal, broken, or destined to be recycled are called “e-waste.” But many of the components that might make up the elements of the e-waste can be recycled properly and are a valuable resource to be used again for secondary raw materials.
Just for instance, a computer has a multitude of recyclable materials. Did you know that almost 100% of a computer and its accessories are capable of being recycled? For example an average circuit board can contain platinum, gold, copper, palladium, silver, and lead. Not only can the keyboard, mouse, and speakers be recycled, but other office supplies can be as well. Printers, fax machines, and photocopiers that are being replaced in your company can find a new home in a recycling program. These are perfect examples of why computers or other e-waste should not just be dumped inside a landfill. If you are interested in an inexpensive way to dispose of your obsolete office machinery, look to donation programs that can facilitate the process.
Plus other consumer electronics such as cell phones, televisions, VCRs, stereos, and tablets can be reused or refurbished. If you don’t want to keep the equipment, check to see if there are pick-up days as well as drop-off locations in your neighborhood for your old consumer electronics and e-waste.
When a business is looking for smart ways to recycle their waste, they should look no further than the products at Action Compaction Equipment. Contact the professionals at Action Compaction today and get your business started recycling in the right direction.