Before recycling your computer or tablet, we make sure to remove all sensitive and personal information from it first. Deleting files won’t do the trick; we need to completely wipe your hard drive to insure no files can be restored.
Computers contain many metals like mercury, arsenic and lead that are harmful to human health and the environment. Never throw them in the trash because they can leak into the water and soil.
Obsolete computers and old electronics are valuable sources for secondary raw materials if recycled; otherwise, these devices are a source of toxins and carcinogens. Rapid technology change, low initial cost, and planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of computers and other electronic components. Many materials used in computer hardware can be recovered by recycling for use in future production. Reuse of tin, silicon, iron, aluminum, and a variety of plastics that are present in bulk in computers or other electronics can reduce the costs of constructing new systems. Components frequently contain lead, copper, gold and other valuable materials suitable for reclamation.
Recycling one computer and monitor can save 539 pounds of fossil fuel, 48 pounds of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water.
Instead of holding onto the old computers in your house that are simply collecting dust, consider recycling them. Doing so will be extremely beneficial to the environment as well as to your local community. Contact us to learn about how you can recycle any old computers you may have lying around, as well as to find out more about the benefits of recycling.