How To Dispose Your Electronic Waste
With the amount electronic upgrades drastically increasing worldwide, ways of properly disposing of your electronic waste (e-waste) is of the utmost importance. Whether you are upgrading a computer, gaming system, television or smartphone, responsible recycling is what you need to keep in mind.
Three Ways To Recycle Your E-Waste
Electronic waste is on the rise all over the world. We suggest you choose one of the three ways listed below to recycle the electronic devices you no longer use.
1. See if someone you know can use your previously used device. If you are a parent, chances are you could give a “hand-me-down” device to a child as a starter.
2. Donate it to a local organization that can use it. Many non-profit organizations would gladly take your older computers and electronic devices off your hands and they will find ways to put them to good use.
3. Ensure it is not headed for the landfill. Check online for e-waste recycling services. Many charity organizations and school groups fundraise by holding e-waste collections. If you cannot find an electronic waste collection drive, then contact your local stewardship program to have them recommend a reputable e-waste recycling facility in your area.
Why Should You Recycle Your E-Waste
According to Earthday.org if electronic waste is not handled properly it could contribute to air and water pollution. By choosing one of the e-waste recycling methods above you are keeping electronics out of the landfills and helping to protect the environment.
Here at Just Fix It we recommend removing all personal data from computers and other electronic devices before recycling them. It’s our Mission to empower people through technology and ensuring that your upgrades go smoothly is just one of the ways we can help.