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How To Dispose Of Electronic Waste

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Disposal of Old Electronics

Should you decide to upgrade to newer technology when your electronics become obsolete, there is a right and wrong way to get rid of them. To find out what exactly you need to with the electronics you no longer need in your home, you can contact your local waste disposal company.

Here, we put together a few tips to get you started.

Items ThatCanBeRecycled

  • Laptop computers and tablets
  • Printers and copiers
  • Cellphones and pagers
  • Display items like monitors and TV screens
  • Desktop computers
  • Computer accessories like keyboards and mice
  • Telephones and answering machines
  • Speakers and home theatre equipment
  • Camcorders, DVD players and other devices

Almost all cities have depots where you can drop off your used electronics. Your City Hall or local waste disposal company can provide you with guidelines regarding electronic waste in your municipality. If you’re living in a condo or apartment complex, there is usually an electronic waste disposal station located in an easily accessible area within the building. Your superintendent should be able to give you more information.

Do I have to utilize drop-off centers?

Not all jurisdictions require that electronic waste be dropped off at disposal centers. But you do your environment well when you reduce theamount of waste you create, and you may end up paying a smaller fee for solid waste use. The aim for most cities is to keep 70% of electronics out of landfill sites, and instead have them recycled. Besides, it won’t cost you anything to use drop-off centers.

The Three R’s

Reduce, reuse and recycle .

When having to deal with unwanted electronics and other household waste, these are the three R’s that play a crucial role.

Maybe you don’t really need that new electronic gadget, and maybe holding on to the old one for a little while longer will make sense. If you do replace it though, consider that someone else may have use for the old one. That old computer equipment could be if some use to a local school. It is good practice to keep things useful for as long as possible. If the entire unit cannot continue in good shape, there’s a good chance that some parts can be used to repair another unit. Then try to recycle those useful components.

Where do dropped off items go?

After the cuties have collected used electronics, they are packaged at government approved processing facilities. Those electronic waste that contain hazardous materials like lead, Flame retardant materials, beryllium and mercury are recycled safely so as not to contaminate the ecosystem. Waste disposal companies also send electronic waste to the same place for processing and disposal. Choose to call a waste disposal company or you make use of drop-off centers. Both will ensure that your unwanted electronics meet a responsible end.

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How To Start An E Waste Recycling Business

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Every year, there are millions of electronics like broken televisions, old computers, and unused mobile devices that end up hitting the landfills instead of passing through the recycling process or centers. So, you might be wondering what the problem is right (maybe there are limited recycling centers for people to access quickly?). So, if the answer to these questions is yes, why don’t you consider starting your own e-waste business?

Before you get started, here are some things you should note:

  1. Get the necessary information and knowledge

Firstly, for you to be successful in e-waste business, you have to possess a clearer understanding of both the consumer electronics and recycling industries. Do your researches on some of the problems this industry is facing, problems like the components and manufacture of consumer electronic equipment; issues behind the current and future electronics markets; and some other factors affecting recycling markets. Acquiring this knowledge will help you choose which aspect of electronics recycling business you should venture into, the competition, and the mode of operations you to be successful in the business.

  1. Identify the electronic recycling services you will offer

There is a different type of services you can offer when it comes to e-recycling; which you can choose to offer one or combination of some, including:

  • Collection – collection of used electronics from consumers
  • Refurbishing and resale – assessing and repairing or upgrades(refurbishing) of electronics for resale
  • De-manufacturing – disassembly of electronics for scrap or resale
  • Shredding – tearing and selling commodity from whole units for recycling
  • Asset recovery – collecting and keeping of obsolete or surplus property from companies
  • Brokering – selling used or components of electronic devices to other vendors

Also, when you’re considering these options, also find out where the revenue will be coming from (either from large businesses, small businesses, government, other recyclers or consumers). Taking note of this will help you start the perfect business.

  1. Research provincial and federal laws concerning electronic recycling

Once, your business strategy is in place, is time to do your research on the legal processes and requirement before you start the business. Consider the entire legal process, including the necessary licenses or permits, inspection requirements, and where you will be disposing your unwanted parts like metals, and plastics.

  1. Create a business plan

So, to finally organize your business, you also need to look at the following factors:

  • The geographic area you will be serving
  • The completion in the area
  • Where your potential suppliers and buyers will be coming from
  • The volume and type of electronics you will be dealing with
  • The skilled/unskilled labor available to you
  • The capital requirements and how to finance the business
  • Your marketing plan

So, when you finally do your research and get the right information’s needed for you to start your business; make sure you run it ethically and legally.

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How To Reduce E Commerce Waste

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Do you think your company doesn’t leave an environmental footprint because you only sell online? Then you might be getting it wrong! The fact is, ecological waste occurs both in e-commerce realm as well as in any other business. In fact, online shopping continues to be the leading cause due to the usage of cardboard for packaging items, which in the long run leads to waste.

Let’s take a look at some of the cause of e-commerce waste:

  • Improper processing

Are you following the right process when processing your items? Do you make use of many package items or are there cutbacks somewhere? Are sending your products in boxes and inside more boxes? Then you should start considering one box! Just because it’s recyclable doesn’t mean it’s necessary.

  • Producing too much

Production of an item before its usage constitutes to overproduction. An example is making more containers than you need. How about creating shelving that isn’t being used or won’t ever be used or how about, your staff coming up with ideas on how you can reduce packaging.

  • Transportation

Your mode of transportation does not increase the value of your product. So, you can reduce your packaging, by putting a place a faster and more efficient way to ship your product to your customers.

  • The waiting game

Always make sure to use your time efficiently, because time is money. Think about the time you have to process your next other. If you have to wait for another task to be completed, like waiting to use equipment, like a loader, that someone else is using.

  • Do you need that entire inventory?

Are you making use of the entire inventory in your warehouse? How long has it been on your floor? If you are not using them, then they are taking up your space, and it will be hard to move around. Getting rid of it will free up extra cash.

  • Mistakes

There is no antidote for this in all business; the only antidote is figuring out WHY. Why did that product get shipped in the wrong size package or why did it get sent out in a wrecked box? Defects happen from faulty materials in the production process.

So, if you are planning on reducing your waste, then giving Gorilla Bins a call would be a great option. They can provide you with a waste bin just right for your needs.

Dump-Squad is one of the fastest growing disposal bin rental, dumpster rental, mini bin rental and junk removal company in Toronto, Ontario. We hope you have enjoyed reading this article and can take something away from it. In the event you are looking to hire any junk removal services or garbage bin rentals in the Toronto area, please feel free to contact us at any time!

 

 

How To Efficiently Manage E Waste

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Disposal of Old Electronics

E-waste means electronic products approaching or at the end of their useful life. This e-waste will sometimes pose a serious and dangerous issue to one health and environment during disposal.

If some of the following electronics are disposed of incorrectly (landfilled) they can lead to adding toxic substances into the soil and underground water; some of them are televisions, computers, fax machines, stereos, copiers, cell phones, batteries, and audio equipment. Large appliances and small appliances like A/C, refrigerators, cookers, microwaves, washing machines, toasters, hair coffee machines, irons and many other.

Some other waste like chips and circuit boards can cause adverse effects on human health if landfilled. The emissions from mismanaged plastic smelting; combustion of halogenated plastics can formed dioxin; and chemicals like reagents used in recycling processes that can be harmful to human health and the environment. So, how can these e-wastes efficiently be managed?

  1. Recycle

For the past few years, recycling of e-waste has been gaining more popularity. Many organizations are now involved in the process of recovering e-waste. Recycling methods, help stop all electronics from going to landfill, reduces the use of raw materials, and help preserve resources that can be used for new products. Here are some useful tips you can make use of when disposing of this type of equipment:

  • Help companies recover and reuse these valuable items by dropping your old or unwanted electronics and appliances at recycling centers free of charge
  • Erase or format your sensitive’s data, and information’s from your computer hard drives, in a way that it can’t be retrieved from your dispose PC or laptop 9deleting these files are not enough).
  • Your old or damage mobile phones can also be recycled if not as a whole but by dismantling and using the individual components like batteries, speakers, and board’s et.c.
  • Also, try and buy your gadgets from companies that offer you no or low-cost take-back or recycling programs.
  • Visit or contact your area local council to find out the e-waste recycling services they offer.
  1. Reuse

Before you replace your gadget or dispose of them, think of someone that might be in need or benefit from re-using it. You can give out as a gift to friends, relatives, and family, or better still donate to your local schools and charities that will refurbish for usage. Another method you can use in getting rid of them is by having second-hand outlets or garage sale!

  1. Reduce

Rethinking before you make a purchase and refusing to buy into every new gadget out there can help reduce your e-waste. You don’t have to get the model of phone, laptops or another gadget every time. Try and purchase the things that of necessity to you, and rather than upgrade try and reuse your old items!

 

Dump-Squad is one of the fastest growing disposal bin rental, dumpster rental, mini bin rental and junk removal company in Toronto, Ontario. We hope you have enjoyed reading this article and can take something away from it. In the event you are looking to hire any junk removal services or garbage bin rentals in the Toronto area, please feel free to contact us at any time!

 

 

The Proper Disposal of Old Electronics Around your Home!

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Disposal of Old Electronics

Humanity continues to evolve and create inventions that make our daily lives easier. Whether it be electronics, cars or other creations, it is imperative we dispose of all their predecessors in an environmentally friendly manner. If you grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, Electronic devices such as AV Systems – VCR, Cassette Player and the bulky computers is something you are familiar with. However, over the years, these antiques have done nothing but pile up and end up in places where they are not supposed to end up. This has an impact on the environment directly because we cannot recycle some of the parts inside it adding more pressure on the environment. For those looking to get rid of their electronics, Here are a list of Garbage Disposal Tips to get rid of your antiques (oops…old electronics)

Sell them on Kijiji, Craigslist or Amazon:

There are a lot of people who are interested in buying old electronics for a variety of reasons. Some like to recycle and re-use some of the older parts for their new projects. Others just like to collect antiques. Whatever the reason maybe, Selling your old electronics on classifieds is a real option. If you are really sick of the pile of junk and have no interest in selling them, contact your local disposal bin company and they will be able to help you dispose your electronics in an environmentally friendly manner.

Charitable Donation:

One man’s trash is another man’s gold. What you consider useless might be a real pleasure for another human being to use. As long as they are not broken and completely useless, people will always find something to do with them. Most charities accept anything you give them in order to either use them or sell them in fundraisers or auctions to raise money for a cause. So your antiques might benefit a lot more people than you think it will help.

Contact your local Waste Management Company to get rid of it:

Perhaps the best options. As I mentioned before in the sell them using classifieds sections – contact your local garbage bin rental company . This is probably your best bet for a hand-offs way to dispose of trash quickly and in an environmentally friendly manner. Dump-Squad is a local Disposal Bin Rental company based out of Woodbridge, Ontario. Contact Us today for any questions you may have about disposing old junk or any electronics you may have lying around collecting dust. Being one of the premier disposal bin companies in Toronto and the GTA, we will exceed your expectations!