What is E-Waste?
E-waste is a consequence of our dependency on modern consumer electronics. Let Ohio Junk Force recycle your electronic waste and keep it out of the trash!
E-waste is a widely used, informal term that describes non-functioning, disused or unwanted electronic products that are nearing or have reached the end of their useful lifespan. Mobile phones, computers, laptops, televisions, VCRs, fax machines, microwaves, stereo systems, calculators, speakers—all end up as electronic waste.
Why is E-Waste a Problem?
Innovation, new manufacturing practices, novel materials, and consumer demand for ever-better, faster, smaller and smarter devices means that electronic products become outdated and are replaced more frequently than ever before. According to the National Safety Council, almost 250 million computers will be obsolete in five years, while 130 million mobile phones are discarded annually.
Aside from the space that such quantities of items—especially larger ones, like desktop computers and monitors—occupy in a landfill, e-waste poses an environmental hazard. Our incredibly useful electronic products contain many toxic substances, including arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and other heavy metals—as well as ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons, PVC, flame retardants and other chemicals.
If improperly disposed of, E-waste pollutes land, water and air, contaminating the environment and putting the health of humans and wildlife at risk. Don’t throw your electronic waste in the garbage—ask us about our Cleveland and Northeast Ohio electronic recycling service!
Your E-Waste Recycling Solution
E-waste recycling helps keep electronic waste out of the landfill. Some products—outdated but operational mobile phones, for example—are donated to people in need. And computer recycling centers disassemble non-functional items, sorting, processing and breaking down parts into raw materials. Instead of polluting the environment, those materials are reused and turned into new products.
Ohio Junk Force is pleased to provide E-waste collection as part of its Cleveland junk removal service. Simply contact us through our website, or give us a call at 1-888-998-JUNK (5865). We’ll take your electronic waste off of your hands, and ensure that as much as possible is donated, recycled and reused.