What Exactly is Electronic Waste?The fact of the matter is, all these wonderful electronics, which make our day-to-day lives so much better contain all kinds of dangerous materials. Whether it’s a computer, outdated VCR or Blu Ray player, television, copier, fax machine, or something else, it’s got plenty of hazards inside. Some components are dangerous to humans, while others are bad for the environment.
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 trouble for consumers is, once these items come to the end of their usable lifespans, there’s only so many options. That’s why if you place an old projection television on the curb for the local trash collection to pick up, it will remain there, day after day. It’s internal components are simply dangerous. So, it doesn’t go with the regular household trash.
Top Sebring Household Electronic Waste Disposal OptionsWhen 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 home electronic waste disposal options you can use:
- Give it or sell it to a local repair shop. There are probably at least one or two local repair shops in your area. These businesses repair computers, smartphones, DVD players and so on. Ask if any of your electronics are needed for their parts. You might be able to sell the electronics or give them away (so you don’t have to deal with it anymore).
- Take it to a recycling center. Of course, most electronic waste is just that and it can be recycled for future use. But, not all recycling centers accept every kind of electronic device. Take a moment to call ahead and find out what is and isn’t accepted.
- Think about repurposing it. Another option is to put your imagination to work and repurpose it. For instance, you might be able to use the shell or inside components for other uses.
- Go with a local hobbyist. They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And, you basically have a treasure trove on your hands. Publish an ad online and give it away to anyone who’ll take all of it off your hands.