How To Recycle Electronics and Used Equipment

How To Recycle Electronics and Used Equipment

There are many ways to recycle old electronics and several benefits you can gain from doing so. If this is something that interests you, then read on to find out more.

What Electronics Can I Recycle?

Just about any electronics can be recycled when done in the right way and by the right individual. Typical electronics like stereos, game systems, computers, TVs, phones and similar electronics are accepted by most recycling programs. Small electronics can often be dropped off at locations and larger items can be picked up or dropped off with special appointments to accommodate larger items and larger loads.

How Do I Recycle Old and Used Electronics?

The two best ways to recycle old electronics that might not be accepted at the typical landfill or recycling center are as follows:

Direct to Manufacturer 
Most manufacturers will accept older models of their products. This is because it will actually save them money because the parts could be reused and the other materials could be repurposed in a way to save money or even earn money for the company.

Drop Off at Retail Store 
Many retail centers that sell electronics will also take them and drop them back so you can let them handle the legwork. Also, many people find it easier to get to the retail store than to track down the actual manufacture’s office or warehouse.

Most manufacturers will accept older models of their products. This is because it will actually save them money because the parts could be reused and the other materials could be repurposed in a way to save money or even earn money for the company. 

Recycling Large Appliances

As mentioned before, large appliances are generally not accepted at the typical recycling drop-off programs. Fortunately, there are still great ways to easily recycle electronics like these:

Haul Away With New Purchase 
Many retailers have options for you to have them come to your home or business and haul away and recycle larger appliances. Often times the only stipulation is that you buy the new appliances from them. Check to see what options are available to you.

Scrap Metal Recyclers 
Check around and see what local vendors and businesses might be willing to take your old appliances off your hands. Appliances contain valuable components, such as copper, which they can sell to recycling centers and make a profit of their own.

Contact Debris Box Today to Learn More

These are some of the best ways to recycle old electronics that you may have in your home or business. Here at Debris Box, we know how important it is to make small changes and take small steps to reduce waste. Locally owned and operated, we offer junk removal and trash hauling services. Waste removal can be easier than ever with our roll-off and standard dumpster rentals. Our customer service is second to none, and we personalize our junk hauling services to fit your needs. Call us now for a free estimate!

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