Getting Rid Of Your Old Electronic Waste Before You Move Your Business


Do you plan to move your business to a new location? One of the issues that businesses face is what to do with their old electronics. In some places, there are many programs to keep electronic waste out of landfills. In other places, it's flat out illegal to dump electronics. So what can you do about it?

Electronic Waste and Why You Can't Just Dump It

First, you need to understand what constitutes electronic waste. The truth is there's no clear definition that encompasses all forms of electronic waste. In general, e-waste is wasteful electronics. So if it's electronic, and you no longer have any use for it, then it's e-waste.

  • TVs, monitors
  • Computers, laptops, tablets
  • Analog, cell, and smart phones
  • Microwaves, kitchen appliances
  • DVD players, Blu-ray players, Streaming devices
  • Light bulbs, batteries, alarms

The reason these things don't belong in landfills is because they often contain toxic materials. Many people never stop to consider it, but there are a lot of electronics that contain things like mercury, lead, cadmium, and other toxic chemicals.

No, they might not have them in large amounts, but remember that you're likely throwing out a lot of electronics. And you represent only one of thousands of businesses doing the same. It all adds up and creates both a human and environmental hazard.

What You Can Do About It

There are few options at your disposal when it comes to your e-waste. If you still have viable and working equipment, you can attempt to sell it. Unfortunately, that can take a lot of time. You can also store it somewhere, but that will cost money and take time away from your move.

You can donate the stuff that can still serve a purpose. Even if it's older equipment, there's a strong possibility someone can still make use of it. Of course, your other alternative is to recycle the equipment and move on.

Ask the Dumpster Rental Service about E-Waste

When you rent your dumpsters to clean out your facilities, make sure you also obtain a dumpster strictly for your electronics as well. Once you separate your electronics from your other trash, you can have a qualified e-waste service take care of the rest.

Some dumpster rental services even specialize in dealing with electronic waste. Or, they can have special provisions for handling e-waste removal. Ask the dumpster rental service if it also handles electronic waste.


28 June 2015

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