When we have old, damaged and not useful electronic at home, we’re asking themselves how to get rid of this old electronic devices? Where to throw away damaged electronic items?
In present time, all these things are called simply e-waste, and they are the fast-growing problem among all kind of waste. People on all the world are generating over 50 million tons of e-waste per year. To understand this problem better, you can compare this stock devices with throwing out 1000 laptops every second. This huge amount of e-waste is very toxic to environment because of using some hard for recycling components to laptop production.
Electronic waste contains harmful, dangerous for health materials such as lead, cadmium, chromium, toxic fumes, which tends into soil, water, and air. Electronic waste is a huge problem for the environment, and they are affecting humans, animals and plants.
All of us use electronic items at work and at home and almost everyone is using a mobile phone, television, laptop, lamp, electronic tools, washing machine, fridge, etc. They give us comfortable life, but what we can to do with them when they are damaged and not useful? I’ll try to give you a few useful suggestions what to do with e-waste.
What to do once you don’t need your electronic item?
Not useful electronic devices can send to recycling or dispose, and it depends on the type of your e-waste. If you have old mobile phone that is still functioning, you can send him to recycling, but if you have broken wash machine you opt for disposing.
A few tips about recycling and disposing electronic devices.
Take old electronics to the e-waste centre. To send e-waste to recycling centre, you should find e-waste recycling centre in your area. You can collect a couple of items, take that devices to that Center. If items are too big, you can hire a house clearance company, and they will send that big items for you. A professional house clearance company with proper van and equipment is a good idea in that situation. If you are living in London and if you need to take away e-waste, I would like to suggest for you company We Clear Everything.
They are a trustful clearance company who operate through North-West and Central and London.
You should note that many of house clearance companies are providing e-waste disposal and recycling. House clearance firms are also offering office clearance service, if you ever need to dispose some e-waste from office, like printers, computers, they will happily do this job for you.
Sending back old electronic devices
Every shop that sell electronic items have a collecting policy about old electronics. You can send back old electronics while you buy new one. Sometimes this service is for free, other time you have to pay a small money, but it is worth to solve problem with e-waste.
Are also shops who provide recycling services you could use for old mobile phones, tablets, laptops. Take old electronic items to them, they will know what to do.
Selling or donating outdated electronic items
You can give away for free or sell devices you don’t need longer to use. In this way, you don’t add your old electronics to massive e-waste stocks. Selling second hand electronic items on websites or in shops with second hand electronics is a great way of getting rid of unwanted devices.
Other fantastic idea is to donate your still good working electronic items to charity shop. This way you can help people who are in need. Before donate or sell PC, laptop or phone, always make sure you clear the device of any personal data it may hold.
Cloud for storing data
Cloud services are a perfect way to store your data online, and you don’t have to carry storage devices. Online cloud storage is reducing the needs for producing more and more storage devices. People who decide to use cloud services, they are minimizing e-waste and reduce carbon footprint.
Look after your electronics to reduce e-waste
Simply by looking after your computer, phone and other electronic devices, you are reducing e-waste and saving money you would have to spend on new electronic items, and you reduce climate changing.
No, to landfill
For many peoples, landfills are the most popular form of waste disposal, but it is not a good solution. As I show above, e-waste contains toxic chemicals which are affecting the environment and only a specialized firm will know what to do with your old electronics.
Hopefully this little information and tips will help you in the future to take right decision what to do with old electronics devices from your home.