Technology is rapidly changing, and it seems like new devices are constantly hitting the market. If you’re in the habit of regularly updating your electronics, then you probably have a stockpile of old ones in your house. If you’re not sure what to do with them, give ABC Junk Removal & Hauling a call. We specialize in electronic recycling and know just how to properly dispose of those old devices. Here are the top three electronics you can recycle.
1. Old TVs
If you’re like most households, you’ve probably moved away from that large box set and treated yourself with a new plasma or LED television. While many people choose to sell their old sets, others discard them completely, which isn’t good for the environment. On a lot of the older models, the screens alone contain up to eight pounds of lead. When you throw out an old TV with the trash, you risk sending all of that lead and other toxic chemicals into the air and underground water sources. So, please don’t throw it out: Recycle it!
Outdated printers are common household items to be discarded once they are no longer working. However, throwing your old printer in the trash is harmful to the environment. Not only do the electronic components fail to decompose in the landfills, but so do the ink cartridges. The ink often leaks out and contaminates the ground and water sources. Many old printer parts and ink can be recycled and made into new devices or used for other purposes.
3. Computers & Laptops
Computers look, feel, and operate a lot differently today than they did just a decade ago. With that being said, if you’re upgrading your home office and have an old computer to get rid of, don’t throw it away! Instead, recycle it. While you may not use it anymore, most of the tower and monitor parts can be upcycled into new computers and devices. You’d be surprised what a computer genius can do with an old modem.
Recycle Your Devices Today
If you’re looking for a safe and efficient way to recycle some of your old household devices, then give ABC Junk Removal & Hauling a call. We’ll provide you with a no-obligation quote and take care of those old electronics. We also offer the removal of old appliances, furniture, and carpet. So, if you live in Fishers, Carmel, or Greenwood, IN, and are clearing any of these items from your home, contact us at (317) 430-7813 today!