A common question that arises when you upgrade your computer, phone, or other electronic items is what do I do with the old one? If it still works, you may decide to give it away to a friend or donate it to a thrift store to give it a second life. But what if it’s broken or doesn’t turn on anymore? Throwing electronics away adds to landfill waste and they’ll take years to break down. Plus, the hazardous toxins from your electronics’ parts and batteries may leech into your local groundwater and soil, causing potentially dangerous environmental issues for years to come.
Small electronics is an umbrella term that is used to refer to all electronic devices that have a power switch and/or are powered by a battery. We can help you with the recycling of a number of small electronics that might be present in your home, such as:
Other Items We Accept:
Apart from electronics and small appliance recycling, here are some other items we accept at our location:
Disposing of Small Electronics
When the time comes to dispose of your small electronics, you can choose from a number of options for their disposal. For one, you can choose to simply throw them away. But that would not be a responsible action. Another option is that you can choose to recycle your electronics at a recognized electronic recycling depot in Maple Ridge. In 2012, BC’s electrical recycling program expanded significantly to be able to accept more electronics in an effort to help the environment and keep as much as possible out of landfills. When you take old electronics to your local recycling depot, trained experts can take care of them for you, including properly destroying any residual confidential data, and you can feel better about diverting waste from landfills and doing your part to help safeguard the Earth for future generations. In addition to the ethical ego boost you’ll get, you can be happy knowing the recycled parts can be reused to refurbish electronics, reducing the amount of new raw materials needed to produce new items.
If you are looking for recycling services for electronics in Maple Ridge, have doubts about the recycling of electronic appliances, or want to know more about it, feel free to reach out to us. We would be very happy to help you in doing your bit to save the Earth.