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PC Recycling: The Basics

It is becoming more common to ask how you should perform electronic/ PC recycling. There are many ways to dispose of old or damaged electronics, whether they’re your smartphone, desktop computer or laptop.

Let’s first discuss the most common electronic items you might use every day. 

Where to start

First, you are likely using at least five electronic items every day if you read this: your keyboard, mouse and crt/lcd monitor, tower computer or desktop, or laptop, as well as a pair or speakers, modem, and wireless router. These items are not necessarily in the same place as you. This article is about a network hub that transfers my file from a server to your local area. It then passes through other networking hubs until it arrives at your computer through your crt or LCD display.

What can I recycle?

This is a list of common computer peripherals that you use every day, regardless of whether you are aware of them.

  • Cables
  • Circuit boards
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • LCD screens
  • Modems
  • Monitors
  • Motherboards
  • Networking Hardware
  • Servers
  • Telecommunication Equipment
  • Telephones
  • Wiring
  • Cell phones

Toxins such as mercury, lead, cadmium and beryllium are found in all of the items mentioned above. These elements are not permitted in landfills so they should not be thrown away in a dumpster or trash can. How can you dispose of a wireless router that was struck by lightning? This is all you need to know: RECYCLE! It is easy to recycle electronics.

Let’s talk steps

Step A: Take apart all broken, damaged, or unwanted electronics. 

Step B: Call eCycle Florida, an electronics/ PC recycling company. Locations throughout Florida.

Step C: Arrange for free pick-up (this service is not offered by all electronics recyclers and is often based upon the amount of material being recycled). Or drop off your items at eCycle, the electronics/ PC recycling center near you.

Secure data destruction and environmentally-friendly PC recycling are two important considerations when disposing of electronics.

Secure data destruction is when the recycler erases all data from hard drives using a rewrite program, also known as a DOD (Department of Defense) wipe, or physically by shredding the hard drive with a commercial shredder (hint: it won’t work with your paper shredder).

Choose eCycle Florida

eCycle Florida will recycle all types of electronics. Many times, so-called recyclers will only take the best and throw away the rest in a dumpster that is out of public view. Do not allow companies to refuse to take your electronic recycling and peripherals.

eCycle Florida is an R2 Certified electronics recycling company in the state of Florida. Our processes and procedures are dedicated to the proper destruction and recycling of your electronics. eCycle Florida is your go-to when looking for an electronic recycling center in Florida. Check out the services in the multitude of industries that we offer: 

We are happy to service areas all throughout Florida including:

Contact eCycle Today to get more information on all your eCycle needs and check out our 5-star reviews!

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