Out with the old and in with the new.
It seems every new year rings in the “urge to purge”.
As it turns out, 2020 is no different when it comes to wiping the slate clean.
Having said that, recycling office electronics should be at the top of everyone’s list.
How important is recycling office computers and other electronics?
The last place you want your company’s outdated laptops to end up is in the landfill.
First of all, chunking surplus IT equipment into the dumpster is a bad idea. The reason being is that electronics that end up in the landfill are harmful to the environment.
Computers, cell phones, and servers were not designed to be bio-degradable, much less exposed to the elements or buried in dirt.
Not your first choice for composting.
Secondly, the precious metals (gold, sliver, copper, etc.) that are found in some of the electronics can be recycled. And that’s a good thing.
Reusing valuable components reduces the need to mine raw materials, which in turn helps to conserve natural resources.
Additionally, using recycled materials to manufacture new electronics lowers the cost of the end product.
As you can see, it’s a win for both the environment and the economy.
Are you wondering which office electronics can be recycled?
Here’s 20 to get you going.
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How should we recycle our office electronics that are no longer being used?
I’m glad you asked.
The best way to get rid of your old computers and surplus equipment is to contact a reputable recycling company.
An experienced electronics recycler will be able to dispose of the items by one of the following methods:
Regardless of the method, all of the above should be accomplished in an earth-friendly manner.
Additionally, it is preferable to use a recycling company that does not charge a pickup fee.
On that note: Here is a helpful list of over 90 items that can be recycled absolutely free.
Speaking of lists, you may have noticed the handy infographic of 20 electronics that you can recycle in 2020.
Of course, you are not limited to that list, but it is a great way to get you started on the right path.
As always, feel free to contact Ecycle Atlanta if you have any questions.
Or, go ahead and schedule a free pickup now.