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How To Properly Dispose of Unwanted Electronics

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Keeping your business up to date with the latest technology ends up leaving you with a lot of waste to dispose of. Many areas do not let you dispose of electronic waste in landfills because of the hazardous materials contained within them. Here’s how to properly dispose of all that e-waste the next time you upgrade your equipment.

Recycling

Look for a company that specializes in IT equipment disposal Toronto. These companies recycle various metals and plastics that make up the equipment. A variety of precious metals such as platinum and gold are reusable and cheaper to recycle than to mine. Make sure the company you choose is a certified recycler and not shipping off your equipment surreptitiously to third-world countries for disposal. Most electronics contain hazardous chemicals such as Hexavalent Chromium known to cause cancer if it enters into the water supply.

Donate

Consider donating your old electronics. Students can benefit from working computers. Ensure all your sensitive information has been deleted properly before donating to anyone. There are even some places that take broken electronics and train people on how to repair and fix them.

Sell

Electronics can easily be sold on many of the online platforms or through the newspaper. Use the extra cash to help pay for that new phone upgrade or new computer system you installed in your office. Some businesses and entrepreneurs look for valuable old technology to get and keep their businesses running because it is cheaper. Your upgrade can help them keep their businesses afloat at a discount.

Options

Some tech companies may take their old equipment back and handle the recycling of it. In the end, recycling, selling and donating are all viable options for getting rid out outdated technology you no longer use. Keeping e-waste out of landfills helps the environment and can save your business money by not being fined for improper disposal.