In today’s world, technology is advancing at a rapid rate, with everybody racing to get the latest model or the newest gadget to hit the market. An unfortunate byproduct of this trend is the growing collection of outdated and obsolete electronics in our homes and businesses. The good news is, getting rid of your old electronics, televisions, and other types of e-waste doesn’t have to be a headache. TurboHaul works with property managers, corporations, realtors, retail business owners, industrial manufacturers, healthcare facilities, universities, homeowners, and many other types of businesses or individuals to ensure safe and sustainable recycling of electronics no matter how big, strange, unusual, or bulky.
What is E-Waste?
E-waste, or electronic waste, refers to electronics that are damaged, broken, and no longer functionally needed or viable. Types of e-waste include TVs, monitors and screens, computers and computer accessories, consumer electronics, cell phones, microwaves, printers, LED light bulbs, DVD players, circuit boards, larger appliances (like washing machines), vending machines, temperature exchange equipment (like refrigerators or cooling units), and other electronically powered or controlled devices. Electronics recycling covers a wide range of products and is important for ensuring both personal and environmental safety.
Why Consider Electronics (E-Waste) Removal & Recycling?
There are several good reasons why everybody should be recycling our old electronics and technology. Most importantly, electronics that have been improperly disposed of can cause long-term damage to the environment. Additionally, if you’re dealing with something large like a vending machine or a bulky television, this also poses potential risks to your physical wellbeing in trying to lift or haul the appliance away.
Thankfully, TurboHaul provides an easy and convenient e-waste recycling service so you don’t need to leave the comfort of your office or home. TurboHaul will come right to your doorstep to haul away any bulk trash items or e-waste you may need recycled. Contact us and we’ll be onsite within 24 hours.
Problems of pollution from harmful emissions and landfill overflow are on the rise! Many e-waste items contain dangerous, toxic chemicals like mercury, lead, cadmium, polyvinyl chloride, and others which can leak from your e-waste items into the soil, water system, and atmosphere if not recycled or disposed of properly. Electronics recycling guarantees safe disposal of your business’s old units, appliances, and other related electronic items.
Protect your health and keep your data private with e-waste recycling. Trying to dispose of large electronics such as televisions or printers can be tricky and may require professional equipment or assistance. Don’t try to remove these items on your own because without the proper training and equipment it can be dangerous.
For computers, smartphones, hard drives, and other electronics housing personal data, e-recycling is a great way to ensure data privacy and safety. While it’s always a good idea to clear your hard drives and wipe stored data from your devices before getting rid of them, electronics recycling adds an extra layer of protection by breaking down the physical components and making data retrieval virtually impossible.
E-waste recycling is a convenient option that will save you time and effort while ensuring all-around safety. TurboHaul offers full-service bulk junk removal and electronics recycling within 24 hours of hearing from you, meaning you can get back to what matters most without hassle and with a clear conscience. Unlike with landfill disposal methods, we come right to you!
Types of Electronics We Take
TurboHaul accepts a number of different types of electronics for electronics removal. From television recycling to getting rid of rooms full of large appliances we’ve you covered.
For e-waste recycling TurboHaul currently accepts:
- Tube and Flat Screen Televisions & Monitors
- Laptops & Desktop Computers
- Printers & Copy Machines
- Fax Machines
- Routers & Modems
- Stereo Equipment
- DVD, Blu Ray & VCR Player
- Game Systems and Devices
- Cell Phones & Tablets
- Appliances & Vending Machines
Don’t see your item on the list? Have something besides electronics? We take practically anything from anywhere.
How Electronics Recycling Works
E-waste recycling and disposal of other old electronics is a straightforward process with TurboHaul. To prepare your electronics for recycling, delete all stored personal or sensitive information and wipe hard drives if applicable.
Below is a step-by-step breakdown of what to expect when working with TurboHaul.
FAQs About Electronics & TV Recycling
Below we answer common questions about TV recycling, electronics removal, and safe disposal of potentially hazardous e-waste.
How do I dispose of electronics?
The quickest and safest way to dispose of electronics is to recycle them with a commercial junk removal company like TurboHaul, or through a local recycling initiative working with electronics.
How do I dispose of a television?
Television recycling is the safest and most environmentally sustainable option for getting rid of your old TV. If it’s still in working condition, consider donating it to charity, selling it online or at a yard sale, returning it to the manufacturer (contact them to see if they’ll accept it), or bringing it into a parts store.
Can you put electronics in the trash or recycling bin?
No! Curbside trash and recycling collection services aren’t designed to handle electronics. Circuit boards, metal casings, screens, glass, batteries, all of these materials will be crushed by the truck’s trash compactor and can leak harmful chemicals into the rest of the compactor making other trash or recycling items unsafe for disposal. Work with a designated electronics recycling program to ensure your e-waste is safely recycled.
How do I throw away my cell phone?
Did you know nearly 80% of a cell phone is recyclable? As with other electronics, it’s best to recycle old cell phones through local programs or e-waste recycling service providers. You can also bring them to nearby electronics shops, organizations, or some manufacturers for refurbishment and resale. Avoid throwing away old cell phones as they contain toxic chemicals that can leach into the soil and groundwater causing harm to the environment.
How do I dispose of batteries?
Alkaline, single-use batteries can be disposed of in your curbside trash or in dumpsters as they’re not considered hazardous waste. For rechargeable or lithium batteries, (usually containing hazardous nickel-cadmium, according to the EPA), recycle them with a hazardous waste disposal facility, through sanitation services, or by contacting a waste handler. Don’t burn batteries as they may explode. For car batteries, you can bring them into automotive supercenters or contact TurboHaul for safe recycling.
Other Commercial Junk Removal Solutions
TurboHaul is the preferred vendor for commercial junk removal in nearly every industry. From e-waste recycling to equipment removal and property cleanup, bulk trash pick-up, storage room clean-outs, special pick-ups and recycling, and much more, TurboHaul keeps your business running smoothly with minimal interruption and without hurting your bottom line. Explore more commercial junk removal services and get a free quote today.