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.
Alternatively, 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 safeguarding 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. These days, recycling your electronics has become easier than ever so there’s no real reason not to do so.
Here at Haney Bottle Depot, we’re proud to offer safe and eco-friendly electronic recycling in Maple Ridge to do our part. To learn more about our partners in recycling in British Columbia, check out our affiliations page.
Some of the small appliance and electronic recycling we accept in Maple Ridge:
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