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How To Dispose Your Earth Day e-Waste Responsibly

Posted at April 21, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,News | 0 Comment

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Are You Prepared for Earth Day e-Waste Recycling?

Earth day is April 22. Are you prepared to dispose of your accumulating e-waste? E-waste known as electronic waste describes any electronic device that has surpassed its shelf life and is at the end of its useful life. Sometimes this is referred to as end-of-life assets. Examples include: cell phones, computers, laptops, computer monitors, printers, scanners and any other electrical device.

Technology is growing at a very fast pace which is causing many electronic devices to expire in short periods of time. This generates what we call “e-waste”. Very often, these electronic devices end up in landfills or are incinerated or shipped to developing countries. This causes major environmental problems for our communities.

Prevent Hazardous Environmental Waste

What makes this situation worse is that many of the materials found in these devices are extremely hazardous and harmful to our environment. Some of the dangerous materials include lead, mercury and cadmium. If they are sent to landfills, these chemicals seep into the soil during rainfall or are released into the atmosphere when burned. On top of that, these hazardous chemicals can have an alarming impact on the health of plants and animals as well as humans leading to severe respiratory problems.

How To Dispose Your Earth Day e-Waste Responsibly - wastetogreen.com

It’s hard to believe that every year, the United States produces up to 50 million tons of e-waste. What makes it worse is that only 20 to 25% is recycled safely and responsibly. The sad truth is that up to 75% ends up in landfills or shipped to developing countries. To add to this, hazardous materials from this waste end up contaminating our air, earth and water supplies.

Responsible Solution for Removing Earth Day E-Waste

Fortunately, there is a solution to preventing this from happening and that is responsible e-cycling. You can do the right thing by safely and responsibly e-cycling your e-waste and protect your community and environment from the dangers of dumping e-waste in landfills.

Now is the perfect time to remove your old, broken or unused electronic devices and dispose them in the safest manner or make them reusable and beneficial for someone else. This Spring and in honor of Earth Day, Waste to Green is offering its “Go eGreen Free Electronic Recycling Drive”. Do your part in helping to make your community and earth a better place to live. Waste to Green will recycle your e-waste responsibly and securely for free.

Peace of Mind

You will receive certificates of destruction and recycling documentation verifying that you have adhered to the strict standards of responsible e-cycling. The e-cycling removal process follows an ethical chain of events:

  1. Secure pick-up and transport of e-waste to Waste to Green Recycling plant.
  2. Hard Drive Removal and Hard Drive Destruction by performing a DOD wipe and hard drive shredding.
  3. Asset Report, Certificate of Destruction and Recycling

So, what are you waiting for? Give Waste to Green a call and take that first step toward going eGreen this Earth Day!

Call 855-626-3472 or email us at info@wastetogreen.com


*All electronic waste will be recycled at no charge for eligible businesses with a valid Tax ID. This offer does not include recycling of CRT monitors/TVs or Batteries. Shipping not included, but is free if your assets qualify for asset recovery program.

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