Our day to day life includes many electrical types of equipment. There use is very important for us. Electrical and electronic equipments are the products that need electricity such as vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, TV, computers, washing machines, laptops, mobile phones etc. These electronic goods are toxic in nature so disposing them in environment is not at all a good idea. They can be re used to make some other parts. For these reasons, electrical and electronic equipments can be recycled that helps in maintaining surroundings clean and pollution free. Electrical and electronic waste is becoming a problem these days all over the world. These products contain toxic substances such as lead, mercury etc. and that can create harm to the environment.
Here we will tell you how the recycling of these products is possible:
Firstly, it is the easiest way of starting recycling program. Search for the recycling programs nearby your workplace. If there are some, go and drop your electronic equipments there. They will take care of those products. Next option is, find out the people who want to buy your old video games or TV’s. This will help in using that product for longer time and you will get some cash because of this old product. And make sure, when you are selling your laptops or computers erase the personal data saved in it. The next option is charity. If you really want to get rid of some products, you can donate those to the charity.
You can advertise on Freecycle.org. This is the place where you can sell or give away products free. And if you want to donate you can even claim for the tax deduction. Some of the electronic companies have a good recycling program. They can take other products as well for recycling other than their own brands. They may even get you discount on the next purchase for recycling with them.
Search for the recycling programs in your city or programs conducted by your government. They may have a location for dropping of electrical wastes. If they have, you can go there and drop off used wastes. You can even search for websites for such recycling programs. They can help you with recycling electrical wastes. Check out the EPA Plug-In recycling program. Their partners are AT&T, Dell, Verizon wireless, best buy etc. They will take electrical wastes. They may offer credit for your products. You can even call clean-up to collect the electronic wastes from your house.
For US residents, please check ecyclingcentral.com
In these ways, you can get rid off electrical waste without polluting the environment!