Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Old Computers ? Recycle

Need to get rid of an old computer? Recycle!

Each year, millions of people get new computers. Problem is, they still have an old one sitting on their desk. The first thing they do is stick the old one in their basement or garage, which eventually leads them to simply tossing it into the trash at some point.

Rather than just moving it to the garage or basement, where it creates clutter, or putting it in the trash, where it can cause environmental and human health problems, opt for proper disposal. Getting rid of old appliances is simple when you use a recycling service. Plus, choosing to call a recycling service means you are doing your part to help protect the planet.

It may be easy to simply toss the old computer into a trash bin for disposal and send it to the landfill. But did you realize that, while it is there, it poses a human health risk? Computers sitting in landfills end up emitting toxic substances such as flame retardants, lead, mercury, cadmium, and beryllium. The substances eventually make their way into water supplies and thus into humans. Once in the bloodstream, they can wreak havoc on a person’s hormonal balance.

When you recycle your computer instead of putting it in a landfill, things such as the metal, copper, plastic and glass, among other substances, can be broken down and re-used. In addition to disposal of your old computer, you can do the same with other appliances, such as printers, scanners and fax machines.

Our junk removal recycling service caters to both residential and commercial needs. Contact us and we will gladly pick up your old computer, or other appliances and junk, and provide proper disposal by recycling it, rather than sending it to a landfill. In 2010, make it a point to be green. Start by recycling your old computer!