Living in the age of digital technology means that we’re accumulating loads of electronic waste that needs to be disposed of as technology develops. Did you know that you can’t throw your electronic waste in the trash? Here’s why, and how to dispose of electronic waste safely.
Why can’t I put my electronic waste in the trash?
Electronic waste doesn’t belong in the trash that ends up in our landfills because many of the electronic components (such as batteries) contain hazardous chemicals that may pose a risk to the people who maintain landfills. Those chemicals are also harmful to the environment. When electronic components break down, they can leech chemicals into the groundwater and soil, contaminating the environment. This becomes dangerous to the health of humans, animals, and plants.
Many components in electronic devices will never break down in landfills but can be recycled and reused. Recycling electronic waste helps us to limit our impact on the environment and create less waste when manufacturing electronic components.
What should I do with my electronic waste?
From old TV sets to mobile phones and printers, our digital devices and electronic waste can accumulate in our homes and offices, taking up valuable space and gathering dust. If you have unused appliances, we can help you to get rid of them correctly. We offer electronic waste disposal services at reasonable pricing throughout the OKC metro.
Here are some of the electronic waste items that we can remove and recycle:
- Copy Machines
- All Appliances