Electronics are pretty much anything that has a plug or runs on batteries which includes but is not limited to, computers, laptops, copiers, cameras, computer monitors, flat screens, microwaves, stereos, phones, cell phones, radios, tv, big box televisions, LCD screens, plasma screens, keyboards, speakers, dvd players, servers, CRT monitors, fax machines, scanners, power supplies, etc. When we decide it is time to upgrade our outdated gadgets to the latest and greatest gadgets, our old gadget then becomes electronic waste.
Electronic waste, also referred to as E-waste or E-scrap is the fastest growing waste stream in the world. It is also one of the most complex and often times misunderstood waste streams. Electronics are not just made of one material but many different materials, some of which include precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum. In general, almost 100% of an electronic device is recyclable, even the plastic case or mold.
Even still, many electronics end up in area landfills. As of July 1, 2011, it is illegal to dump any electronic device into a landfill in North Carolina. Junk Rescue wants to make electronic recycling easy for you. We can take all of your electronics and make sure that they reach the best destination for recycling. That's why we work closely with electronic vendors who deliver responsible and environmentally sound methods of electronic disposal. Electronics that we collect are inventoried, sorted, and dismantled in the United States by certified companies who are regulated and even audited by independent third parties.