Anything that plugs in or runs on batteries that is also:
A) No longer used or wanted, B) Old and outdated, and possibly being replaced, C) Cluttering your home and there is a desire to get rid of, can be considered e-waste.
I offer a free service for picking up items fitting this description which can be helpful to the environment by a simple three step process:
1) Reuse: If the item can be reused, a new useful home will be found for it.
2) Reduce: If the item cannot be reused as it, it will be reduced to its individual components for parts for possible reuse.
3) Recycle: If parts cannot be reused, the materials from the items will be recycled.
A note on materials being recycled:
Average weight reduction from items heading to the landfill is 94 percent!
A note on items containing personal information:
Items that may contain personal information such as hard drives or SSD's are completely wiped to DoD 5222.2M standard, and/or effectively destroyed for data use, and individual components recycled.
Here is a small list of SOME items that may become e-waste:
computers, cell phones, home phones, vcr/dvd/blu ray players, stereos, microwaves, toasters, blenders, chargers, adapters, extension cords, power strips, battery backups, Li Ion batteries, car batteries or any other types of rechargeable batteries, laptops, video game systems, tv's, displays, monitors, printers, fax machines, fans, clocks, radios, projectors, cameras, ink and toner cartridges, cables, home wire scraps, light fixtures, lamps, washers, dryers, small or large refrigerators, a/c's, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, stoves, ovens, hot plates, hair dryers, toaster ovens, personal music devices, pda's, scanners, electric heaters, curling irons, coffee makers, etc.
If it plugs in, uses batteries or electricity IN ANY FORM, it could be added to this list.
Also accepting metal plumbing, electrical automotive parts, and any lead/acid batteries in addition to car batteries.
Additional note on this effort:
Often times there is a desire to get rid of these types of items in an environmentally friendly way, but are held on to because of the concern of them going directly to the landfill when being disposed of. Sometimes it can take extra effort to get rid of items in an environmentally friendly way, and this can be frustrating. I am between jobs, and doing this for now on the side, as I have some time aside from a full time gig. I'm offering this service both as an option for getting rid of unwanted e-waste in an environmentally friendly way, and for me it provides some possible income on the side by resale of reusable items, recycling of materials, or personal reuse of items. Also there is the satisfaction of keeping materials from going straight to the landfill.
Thank you for your consideration!
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