Why It’s so Hard to Junk ElectronicsWe find these devices throughout our homes and work-spaces. Televisions, DVD players, office machines, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops and many more, all become electronic waste the moment they are no longer useful. These are joined by everyday appliances, which only add to the logistics of dealing with such waste.
As more electronics recyclers open or expand their businesses in Florida, recycling is becoming more convenient and cheaper. Some businesses even buy unwanted computers and cell/smart phones for reuse or recycling. —Florida Department of Environmental ProtectionThe fact of the matter is, it’s very difficult to manage so much waste. Even other common household items, like leftover paint has its uses but at some point, must be thrown out. And that’s where many people run into problems. Unlike ordinary household trash, when it comes to electronic waste disposal, appliances and hazardous materials, you can’t simply put it on the curb for pick up.
Best Electronic Waste Disposal Options in Mt Dora and BeyondWhen electronics aren’t good for anything to you, trying to rid your home of them can present a big challenge. And, the larger the item, the more trouble it is to be free of it. Here are some electronic waste disposal options you can use:
- Sell it. Yes, sell it. There are places which buy (for very little money), used electronics. While you won’t end up with a windfall, you’ll achieve your goal.
- Try a local repair store. If there is a local store which repairs electronics or sell used ones, call them and see if you can drop off your unwanted stuff. You might just find a taker and that solves the problem for good.
- Think about repurposing it. If it’s large, then you might consider repurposing it. For instance, if it is an old television, you could remove the screen and internal components to use the outer shell. Use your imagination to come up with something unique and useful.
- Look into local recycling centers. Some large retailers offer recycling options for electronic waste. Before you cart that stuff to one of these recycling collection spots, be sure to call ahead and ask what is and what isn’t accepted.