One of the easiest ways to make your office more environmentally friendly is by better handling your company’s e-waste. What do you do with all that electronic equipment that is outdated or no longer in use in your office? It is important to realize that electronics can contain toxic metals and substances. You want to make sure your disposal is done in an environmentally friendly way that follows the laws for your area. One way to ensure that you are following all of the necessary regulations in your area is to have a professional do the removal and recycling for you.
Reduce E-Waste Through Recycling
Whenever possible, it is best to avoid e-waste by recycling materials. A professional will know what materials can be recycled and where to take them. They can provide assistance in finding users for equipment that still work but no longer suits your needs. Many times small upgrades in software or hardware can allow this equipment to function usefully for many years. This simple step of recycling can drastically reduce the amount of e-waste you might have. It is important to choose a company that properly removes any personal information that is currently on your electronic devices.
Dangers of improper Disposal
Besides possibly breaking laws, which can hurt your pocketbook, improper disposal can damage the environment and the health of others. As mentioned above, electronics contain potentially toxic materials that must be handled carefully and disposed of properly. Improper disposal allows these hazardous materials to leach into the groundwater and causes untold damage. Regular sanitation facilities are not equipped to handle toxic materials. Not every recycler follows environmentally sound practices. You want to be sure your disposal professional is certified so you know that responsible recycling and disposal standards are being met.
Do it Right
According to the EPA, 142,000 computers and over 416,000 mobile devices were recycled or disposed of in the U.S. in 2010 each and every day! That’s a lot of e-waste. More sobering than that is the fact that less than 30% of e-waste is actually recycled. That makes it even more important to use a professional in e-waste recycling and removal to solve your unwanted equipment problem.
Be smart, be safe, be green. Use a company that is professionally certified in e-waste recycling and removal to solve your unwanted equipment problem. We believe in taking care of the environment while helping you move safely and efficiently. Contact Capitol Relocation & Logistics by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (860) 415-4400 for the proper and safe disposal and recycling of your e-waste.