Why You Should Recycle Your Old Computer Equipment

Time to get rid of that drawer full of old computer cables and parts that you don’t even
know what they are anymore? If you’re like me, you tend to think ” I may need this one day
and won’t have to buy a new what-ever-it-is. Ninety-nine percent of the time the parts lay
around until years pass and it’s obsolete technology the next time you gaze upon your
treasure hoard of useless computer or electronic parts.  Can you say “my precious”?

It’s tempting to just throw it all in the trash and be done with it. Unfortunately, that is
exactly what many people do,  and our landfills become more an more toxic every day. Here is why that is never a good idea…

Computers and electronics are manufactured with many toxic materials in them. For instance
old televisions and computer monitors (CRT) have up to five pound of lead in them. Not
only is it a bad idea to dump that into the environment, it is illegal under EPA regulations
to do so. Computers, including laptops and tablets contain dangerous levels of cadmium
and lithium, as well as trace elements of mercury.

Over 40 million metric tons of e-waste ending up in the world’s landfills last year alone.
Fortunately, electronic recycling is easier than ever. The benefits to the environment are
great and you help put computers back into the market a at price point that gives access to
computing to everyone.

Second Time Around Computers is a certified electronics Recycler . We will recieve any
amount of your electronic waste. Visit either of our two locations Mon-Sat from 9 am to 6 pm.