About Junk King's E-Waste Disposal and Disposal Services
Junk mail or junk mail is everywhere in our homes and offices. At the rate most of us are replacing electronics and upgrading to new models, our old devices are ending up unused and often gathering dust in some basement or office. Now think about your home: how many old printers, computer monitors and televisions have been out of service for over a year? If you've counted a few or more, it's probably time to get rid of that junk mail.
Junk King offers an efficient, safe and eco-friendly electronic waste disposal service, so you don't have to worry about collecting or disposing of those old items. Plus, we make sure your old electronics end up in the right place: either to a charity if the electronics still work, or to a recycling facility that ensures your electronic waste is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
We remove almost all types of junk email, including:
- Paper crusher
In addition to being professionals in electronic waste disposal, we also specialize in all types of waste disposal, including:
- device removal
- moving furniture
- Dispose of garden waste.
- hot tub disassembly
- garbage disposal
- mattress removal
- construction waste disposal
- Trash deposit
- Alternative to bucket rental
- And pretty much everything else you don't want!
Are you ready to get rid of those old electronics? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. To schedule an appointment, book online above or call 1.888.888.JUNK (5865). Our professional and insured junk removal team will come to your home or office; We will call the location 15 minutes prior to our arrival and provide you with a free quote based on how much space your trash will take up in our truck. You show it and we transport these items to our garbage collection trucks with no hidden fees.
E-waste is resource-rich
Not only can the planet and landfills benefit from processing and recycling more e-waste, but so can manufacturing. Here are some EPA statistics that illustrate the vast amounts of raw materials that can be extracted from e-waste:
- It is estimated that for every million cell phones discarded, over 35,000 pounds of copper, 7,702 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.
- It is estimated that a ton of printed circuit boards contains 40 to 800 times more gold than a ton of ore.
- There is 30 to 40 times more copper in a ton of printed circuit boards than can be extracted from a ton of ore.
- Recycling 1 million laptops could save the equivalent of the total electricity consumption of about 3,700 US households each year.
- Every year, Americans throw away old phones that contain over $60 million worth of gold and/or silver.
Americans throw away phones containing over $60 million in gold and/or silver each year.tuitea esto
Learn more about our e-waste disposal services
- What is e-waste disposal?
- The state of e-waste
- How to dispose of e-waste
- Electronic waste and hazardous materials
- Great disposal of e-waste
- Electronic Waste Disposal Costs
- How to choose an e-waste disposal company
- FAQs about e-waste disposal
- E-waste disposal services
- E-waste disposal: how to protect your data
What is e-waste disposal?
While it might seem perfectly fine to throw away your old electronics, you really can't legally do so in most places. Also, larger electronic devices may not fit in your home's wastebaskets.
And the reality is that disposing of junk mail, or junk mail as it's called, can be a little more troublesome than just throwing it away. In fact, don't be surprised if the local garbage disposal company refuses to accept it.
There are a number of e-waste disposal issues that need to be addressed in order to properly dispose of e-waste. Due to the increasing number of laws and regulations, especially in states like California, many items such as computer monitors, televisions and even cell phones and batteries are no longer to be thrown away.
Also, when you need to get rid of a computer monitor or television, especially one of the old CRT units still around, it's a process that can take time, effort and money.
One of the main reasons that e-waste poses a disposal challenge is that nearly all e-waste items contain toxic materials that have been classified as harmful to the environment and human health.
E-waste contains toxic materials that have been classified as harmful to the environment and human health.tuitea esto
Maybe you still have your old phone after getting a new one for Christmas, or maybe you're ready to upgrade now. The question now is what to do with your old phone? If your provider doesn't ask you to return it, you have a few options.
You can keep it and keep it as a backup phone. You can give it to one of the children or someone else in the family. And you can even gift it to a friend or acquaintance who might not be able to afford one.
Besides keeping it for yourself or giving it to someone you know, you have two other options before discarding it (well!):
- You can try to get cash, credit or business value.
- You can donate to a good cause.
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The state of e-waste
What proportion of the total waste stream is e-waste? The following facts about e-waste demonstrate the growing magnitude of the problem:
- The United States produces more e-waste each year than any other country.
- Americans throw away over 9.4 million tons of electronics each year.
- California alone produced 210,790,222 pounds of e-waste in 2012, more than 5 pounds for every California resident.
- E-waste represents only 2% of the US solid waste stream, but accounts for 70% of hazardous waste in landfills.
According to the EPA, just over 12% of e-waste is recycled.tuitea esto
Recycling is a practical and beneficial alternative to simply dumping e-waste in landfills. Unfortunately, we are still a long way from being fully efficient when it comes to recycling e-waste. In fact, according to the EPA, just over 12% of e-waste is recycled. However, there is enormous potential for the recovery of valuable materials and resources in e-waste components.
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How to dispose of e-waste
E-waste disposal depends a lot on the type of device to be disposed of. For example, old cell phones and mobile devices, if they are still working or can be easily restored, can usually be donated or given to friends or family.
Old computer equipment and printers, on the other hand, can be a little more difficult to give away or donate. But even the oldest systems can find a good home if they work and are in good condition. We talk about TVs in another section here, but they can also be donated if they are working and in decent condition.
Depending on the type of device you want to get rid of, thrift stores and charities that sponsor thrift stores could be likely targets for your unwanted items. Technically, when your electronic device finds a new owner, it should no longer be considered "junk electronics"!
However, if you're not interested in selling your old electronics or can't be bothered to find a buyer, donating to charity is always a good option, especially for old computer monitors and televisions.
Donating to charity is always a good option, especially for old computer monitors and televisions.tuitea esto
Of course, you should consider selling your junk mail items if you find a buyer. This usually means going online using sites like Craigslist or eBay. In some cases, they may even be sold to specialized resellers. You may still need to go online to find a retailer that refurbishes and resells items. This is common practice with older phones, especially with brands and models that are still in demand in the secondary market.
If you can't sell, donate, or just give away, your unwanted e-waste items could end up being recycled. Really, the last resort is to throw away the electronics. In fact, this is even illegal in many places due to the presence of highly toxic materials in most electronic devices.
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Disposal of electronic devices and their data
When it comes time to consider disposal options for smartphones and computers, it's important to take steps to protect your information. You'll find many companies offering to recycle your old phone or laptop for free, and even some that will pay you for your old devices.
It can be tempting to offset the cost of a new purchase against the profit from the old one. However, it is important that you take all possible precautions to remove your personal information and sensitive documents from your devices before they ever leave your hands.
Electronics recycling is not cheap. Whether a business operates a free or paid e-waste recycling program, it should take steps to find out how it makes a profit. To make money from your business, someone has to pay: that's your customer and that's where their loyalty lies. If you receive service for free or are paid for your items, you have to ask yourself: could this transaction involve something more valuable than just my device? The real product could be your data.
Electronic waste and hazardous materials
Old computer monitors, made from cathode ray tubes (CRTs), similar to those formerly used in televisions, contain most of the same toxins. This includes lead in the tube's glass body. Each typical television or CRT monitor contains approximately 4 to 8 pounds of lead in the glass tube. In addition, the inside of the tubes are coated with poisonous phosphorus powder.
Flat panel televisions and older computer monitors can also contain toxic substances. Older flat panel LCD TVs and monitors manufactured before 2009 were backlit with cold cathode fluorescent lamps, or CCFLs. These lamps contain significant amounts of mercury, making their disposal or incineration dangerous.
Then there are phones, tablets and MP3 devices.
Laut der Silicon Valley Toxics Coalitionsite web:
“Electronic waste (e-waste) includes a wide range of discarded electronic devices such as computers, MP3 players, televisions and cell phones. A single computer can contain hundreds of chemicals, including lead, mercury, cadmium, brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Many of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, respiratory disease and reproductive problems. These chemicals are particularly dangerous because they can migrate into soil, water and air and build up in our bodies and the environment.”
And if that's not enough to keep you up at night looking at your electronics, there can also be a host of other materials depending on the device type, including:
- hexavalent chromium
- perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
- beryllium oxide
Another growing problem is the plastic casings and bezels found on nearly all electronic devices. Most of these materials consist of black plastic which, in addition to electronics, is a popular material for various plastic products. In fact, there is a growing demand for black plastic supplies, as they are typically not recyclable.
A more conscious approach to consumption
According to a recent study, inefficient black plastic recycling practices can result in contaminants such as lead, antimony and bromine ending up in consumer products, clothing and toys that come into contact with food.
The bottom line is that electronic products are intrinsically safe when used by consumers. However, once these products need to be disposed of, there are a number of potential hazards arising from the multitude of toxic materials that make up many of the devices' components.
The study goes on to explain that there is a need for long-term innovation in the recycling industry and that loopholes in the law must be closed to ensure the health of the environment and the people who inhabit it, including humans.
For consumers, this means that they must be increasingly aware of the disposal of our electronic products. Not only must we diligently recycle our electronic waste in accordance with state, local and federal laws, but we must also extend our responsibility beyond the curb.
Recycling alone cannot solve the e-waste crisis that has been making headlines in recent years. Since China banned the import of some waste in 2017, some municipalities have suspended their recycling programs. With nowhere else to ship your recyclables, these items are now piling up in municipal landfills or waiting to be processed in local centers overwhelmed with increased load.
Containing this crisis will require behavioral changes, and this applies to large and small purchases alike. It may also require us to think differently about our possessions, especially when they are items we give prestige to. Smartphones, for example, can last up to three years, but are typically replaced after just 18 to 24 months. To have the greatest impact on the environment, we need to prioritize green consumption and give it the same moral weight as recycling.
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Great disposal of e-waste
When people think of junk mail, they often think of cell phones, batteries, MP3 players, and the like. But these are just little things. The fact is that there is a lot of e-waste in large sizes! Generally speaking, any electronic device larger than a laptop can be labeled as large electronic waste.
“Examples of e-waste include, but are not limited to: televisions, computer monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, circuit boards, light bulbs, clocks, flashlights, calculators, telephones, answering machines, digital/video cameras , radios, VCRs, DVD players, MP3 and CD players”.
Many of these devices are relatively large, such as televisions and computer monitors, as well as printers, scanners and photocopiers. The challenge with this type of electronics is their large size or mass. And according to the folks at CalRecycle, even the term junk mail is still unclear.are defined,
“The term e-waste is loosely applied to commercial and consumer electronic equipment that is nearing or at the end of its useful life. There is no clear definition of e-waste; for example, it did not specify whether items such as microwave ovens and other similar “appliances” should be included in the category or not”.
As with TVs, we have a page dedicated to removing and disposing of sets. However, many smaller devices can also be considered large items of junk mail. For example, microwave ovens, bread makers, coffee makers, robot vacuum cleaners, among others, may fall under the category of “large electronic waste”.
This can be a particular problem for businesses and other organizations that need to get rid of office equipment. With the advent of the Internet and dedicated networks, most office machines have become a high-tech version of what they once were. Almost all commercial devices have computerized capabilities. That means electronics, which usually means circuit boards and components made from toxic metals and other materials.
What all these devices have in common are the electronic components, circuit boards and other high-tech components that are also found in phones, handheld devices and the like. This means they likely contain toxic materials like mercury, cadmium, and beryllium.
While not all e-waste is fully recyclable, large amounts of materials can be recovered, reused, or at least disposed of efficiently. It is always preferable to recycle, reuse or reuse e-waste rather than simply dumping it in your local landfill.
While not all e-waste is fully recyclable, large amounts of materials can be recovered, reused, or at least disposed of efficiently.tuitea esto
CalRecycle recommends following the "reduce, reuse, recycle" practice when it comes to disposing of large electronic devices and large electronic waste:
- Reduce e-waste generation through smart fueling and good maintenance.
- Reuse electronics that still work by donating them or selling them to someone who can use them.
- Recycle non-repairable products.
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Electronic Waste Disposal Costs
Certain e-waste items are subject to federal disposal fees. In California, for example, a fee is charged for the disposal of televisions and computer monitors. E-waste disposal fees vary from state to state.
Not all states offer a statewide e-waste disposal program.Afterto the Landtag National Conference:
- 25 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws establishing a statewide e-waste or e-waste recycling program.
- Legislation generally follows two basic models for the disposal of e-waste. Under the Extended Producer Responsibility model used in 24 states, the manufacturer assumes responsibility by paying for the collection and recycling of products covered by the law, although covered products vary greatly from state to state.
- In the second type of program, known as an enhanced recycling fee model, consumers pay retailers a fee of $6 to $10 at the time of purchase, which goes into a state recycling fund. California introduced this method in 2003 and was the first state to institute an e-waste recycling program.
- Colorado has enacted laws prohibiting the disposal of electronic equipment in landfills across the state.
At Junk King, we offer a convenient price estimator based on your location and the approximate size and quantity of your junk email items. The pricing calculator offers an online estimate and our team determines the final price on the website.
25 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws establishing a statewide e-waste recycling program.tuitea esto
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How to choose an e-waste disposal company
There are many companies today that offer junk mail removal services. However, before you give your money to the first company that pops up in a Google search, it's worth doing a little research.
So what are the criteria for choosing an e-waste disposal company? Here are some points to consider before making a decision:
Offers excellent customer service
Have you heard about this from anyone else, and if so, was the experience a good one? Today there are several websites and tools that offer online reviews and customer testimonials. You should always read them and weigh the good and the bad before making a decision. In fact, you shouldn't decide based on reviews alone, this allows you to narrow your choices based on the reputation of the removals and removals companies you are considering. Of course, the best case scenario would be to find and hire a junk removal company with a solid reputation and positive "5 star" reviews.
Transparent and fair prices.
While price is definitely an important consideration, it shouldn't be the only deciding factor. In fact, it is never recommended to look for a junk removal company as they have the cheapest prices. Yes, you shouldn't pay more than fair for your location and the amount of items you drop. But going "cheap" is almost always a mistake. If you find one that has great reviews but is a little more expensive than everyone else in your area, make sure you get the best value for your money. A good company will be transparent and upfront about what it will and won't do for you and how exactly it will arrive at the price it's offering. And you should always get a quote before anything is taken out. While it might be tempting, never choose a junk removal company based solely on the cheapest rates. In this business, of course, "you get what you pay for".
Practice eco-friendly processes
Many companies simply collect their e-waste and discard as much of it as they legally can. Since e-waste is not disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner and you don't want to contribute to our ever-increasing landfills, only hire a company that promotes and promotes "green" eco-friendly processes. There are many transportation and waste disposal companies that properly dispose of waste, including e-waste, and strive to recycle as much material as possible. This means you are not indirectly contributing to the problem of shrinking landfill space, the possibility of toxic waste seeping into groundwater, and the illegal smuggling of e-waste shipments into third world countries.
When hiring a garbage removal and transportation company of any kind, you should always check their track record and assess their professionalism. This goes beyond a good website and clean trucks, although those things certainly count!
But is the company bound and insured? Are your employees clean, uniformed and polite? Do they promise to call the site prior to arrival? Are they known for being fast, efficient and punctual? Are they using the right equipment? Are they easy to contact and work with?
This may seem like a lot of questions, but before you spend your money on a company, it pays to know that you are dealing with professionals and not a "flying" company with an old truck. By considering all these factors before making a decision, you can choose a company with strong experience and a professional approach to your business.
No matter how small or large your transportation and disposal needs are, you just want to work with a garbage collection and transportation company that has the ability and willingness to be flexible to meet your needs, not theirs. A good company will have the staff and resources to handle most jobs of any size and will offer other options such as rental boxes like the Junk King Mini Dumpster.
For projects that may require more than one trip per day, you'll want to work with a company that can provide the time you need for your transportation project. That way, you can also be sure that they can work with you should something unforeseen happen.
To ensure you get the most out of your investment, make sure the garbage collection company you hire can offer other types of garbage collection as well. While you might only need a junk mail removal service initially, if you decide to dispose of other items as well, it's good to know that the company has the capacity and resources to take care of it.
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FAQs about e-waste disposal
What kind of e-waste do you use?
We remove almost all types of junk email, including:
- Paper crusher
Can I take my electronic waste to a landfill?
There's a 50/50 chance you won't make it. Currently, 25 states have enacted laws requiring the recycling of e-waste, meaning that e-waste cannot be disposed of at these locations. In April 2000, Massachusetts became the first state to ban CRT disposal in landfills. In 2003, California became the first state to regulate other forms of e-waste with a broader ban on junk mail and an "advanced recycling fee". By law, e-waste cannot be deposited in California or exported abroad.
Do you collect large e-waste items?
Yes we do and yes we can! Over the years we haveDrag and drop large items.from a variety of locations and even hard-to-reach areas. We have teams of professionals with experience to move large volumes safely and efficiently. Call Junk King today for expert electronics recycling service.
Will my e-waste be recycled?
At Junk King, we're committed to making sure your old electronics and junk mail ends up in the right place. If possible this could be a charity if the electronics are still working and usable. Otherwise, we work with local recycling facilities to ensure your e-waste items are always dismantled, reused and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
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E-waste disposal services
Gone are the days when you could just toss your old electronics, TVs, cell phones and gadgets in the trash can or trash can. In fact, this approach isn't even legal in most places today.
But there is good news for e-waste disposal.
Junk King offers efficient, safe and eco-friendly e-wasteremoval serviceSo you don't have to worry about picking up or disposing of your old electronics. Our experienced electronic waste disposal team will carefully remove and dispose of any type of old electronic device that you need to dispose of.
Junk King offers an efficient, safe and eco-friendly junk mail service, so you don't have to worry about disposing of your old electronic devices.tuitea esto
Are you ready to get rid of your junk mail? It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Just make an appointment by booking online above or calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865). Our professional and insured junk removal team will come to your home or office. We'll call you 15 minutes before we arrive on site and give you a free on-site estimate based on how much space your scrap metal will take up on our truck.
You show it and we transport these items to our garbage collection trucks with no hidden fees.
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