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E-waste, short for electronic waste, can be any outdated or obsolete appliance or electronic device found in offices, homes and pants pockets. Televisions, microwaves, computers and cell phones are all common examples of e-waste.
In this technology-driven age, the amount of e-waste is growing because the useful lifespan for devices and products is getting shorter and shorter. Consumer demand for “the next best” thing is increasing and companies are answering that demand by updating and improving devices and equipment quicker than ever before. In fact, the National Safety Council projects that nearly 250 million computers will become obsolete in the next five years and mobile phones are discarded at a rate of 130 million per year. (Source: RecycleIN.gov)
The question then becomes, “What do we do with all this stuff?”
The quick answer is call RecyleForce. Our team ensures that every item we take is disposed of in a safe and environmentally conscious way.
Increased regulation and a better understanding of the environment dictate that many materials in e-waste simply can’t be tossed in a landfill. In fact state law requires the safe disposal of e-waste because these products contain hazardous elements that can cause real and lasting damage to our natural environment and public health.
From lead to mercury to cadium to arsenic—e-waste contains a number of toxic elements that must be disposed of safely and kept out of our landfills.
Click here for information on RecycleForce’s e-waste disposal process.