Got a bunch of old computers lying around in the basement? Are all those electric cords tangled and covered in cobwebs in a closet somewhere? It's ok if you do...we do too. :)
According to a study by the Consumer Electronics Association, Americans own approximately 24 electronic products per household. Every year, newer, faster electronic products come out on the market, replacing old models.
As a result, electronics have become one of the fastest growing waste streams.
Simply throwing out unwanted or obsolete electronic waste, or e-waste, is harmful to the environment. According to the MO Dept. of Natural Resources, electronics contain toxic materials, including lead, mercury, zinc, nickel, cadmium, chromium, and beryllium. These elements can be hazardous to the land, water, and air in our communities. The EPA estimates that in the U.S. in 2013:
- 3.1 million tons of consumer electronic products were ready for end-of-life management; and only
- 40.4% of these tons were collected for recycling.
Let us come take those CPUs (towers), monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, and old fax machines out of your hands. We'll responsibly recycle your e-waste to help avoid any information leaks or legal issues. Making your place (and the landfills) a little less crowded is a win-win.