Avoiding waste in the first place is desirable over any waste management option-including recycling. Donating used (yet working) electronic items for reuse increases the lives of important items and keeps them out of the waste stream for a longer time frame. Electronics Recycling Montreal, on the other hand, is another way to conserve resources and avoids air and water pollution.
REASON OF RECYCLING & DONATING:
Electronic items are produced using metal, plastics, and glass - all of which require energy to mine and produce. Reusing and recycling these materials saves conserved assets in the form of our natural resources. Likewise, many electronics contain lead, mercury, beryllium and cadmium. If disposed off in an improper way, these contaminants might be discharged into the environment. Recycling can recover almost 100 million pounds of material each year from electronics.
Also by donating unwanted electronics in working condition can benefit schools, non-profit organizations and low income families to obtain any product that they cannot afford.
BEFORE DONATING OR RECYCLING
It has to be make sure before donating the electronic item that it is reusable and can benefit the donating organizations as they have limited resources and employees to diagnose the fault and repair it accordingly.
WHERE TO DONATE OR RECYCLE
Donation organizations can vary from area to area. In some places, it can be a charity, but in others it can be donated to a local school or non-profit organization. Incase donation is not a viable option, then the electronics can be sent for recycling.
There are many private and public organizations that accept computers and other electronic items for recycling. Manufacturers are also offering these kind of services for small businesses and households. Many countries have made the law also, for eg., Virginia law asks any manufacturer selling 500 units of computer to provide its customers return or recycle of equipment at n charge.
We advise all those who can access our electronic waste recycling centers to drop off their electronic items free of charge. We can also pick up your electronic waste if you have ten items or more!