The Old Electronics Everyone Has in Their Home

| May 27, 2019 | 6 Comments

The Old Electronics Everyone Has in Their Home

It’s time to stop hoarding your old electronics. You are not using them, and all they are doing is collecting dust!

The thing is, when sent to the landfill, these devices release hazardous materials like lead, mercury, and other volatile organic chemicals into the land, water, and air.  When you are ready to get rid of your old electronic devices, identify the electronic waste removal services near you to make sure they get recycled in an environmentally responsible way.

It’s worth mentioning that these products need to be appropriately recycled to retrieve their valuable materials not limited to titanium, copper, platinum, and gold.

There is no denying that there are particular devices that everyone is guilty of holding on to. With the help of a junk removal company, you will be able to purge your home of these old devices and make sure they are discarded of properly.

According to Global News, a United Nations-backed study revealed that there were over 45-million tonnes of e-waste generated around the world in 2016 alone. Needless to say, it’s time to get rid of your old electronic devices:

The Old Electronics Everyone Has in Their Home
Old computer and monitor

Computer Monitors

Computer monitors are easy to switch out, which is why so many old monitors end up sentenced to a corner of a storage room or garage to never be seen again.

It’s time to sell that monitor online, or get it taken off of your hands — all it’s doing is collecting dust.

Old Phones

It’s true, it can be fun to go through your stash of old Nokias and razor flip phones — but is there really any other reason to hold on to these old phones?

Typically, people hold on to their old phones to pass them down — which is fair — or for an emergency in case their current phone breaks down. While this is logical reasoning, what is less logical is holding on to 6 or more phones. You need one backup — not multiple.

The Old Electronics Everyone Has in Their Home
The Old Electronics Everyone Has in Their Home

Have your archaic phones taken away by a junk removal company that will make sure their parts are properly recycled. After all, according to The Atlantic, of the $206 billion spent on consumer electronics in 2012 in the US, only 29 percent of the resulting e-waste got recycled.

It’s time to purge that one drawer in your home where all phones go to die — and get rid of all those old chargers while you’re at it.

TV Screens

It’s great that you’ve invested in a new flat screen — but that kind of means that you need to get rid of your old TV screen. Give it to someone else, donate it, or have it taken away — just don’t leave it sitting in your home. TV screens can be big and bulky especially if they are old, so you really don’t need them wasting space.

The Old Electronics Everyone Has in Their Home
Old Televisions

It’s a good idea to get these screens taken away by professionals considering that tube TVs have leaded-glass and flat screens contain mercury – as mentioned, these are harmful materials that need to be removed carefully.

Chances are, you have all of these unnecessary devices stored somewhere in your home where they are sitting, collecting dust and wasting space. It’s time to get rid of them for once and for all.  

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Erin N says:

    It’d so important to recycle electronics, and properly. Thanks for sharing this post 🙂

  2. micheline says:

    I’m guilty of have old computers and parts laying around, I guess its time to send them to the recyclers.

  3. twinglemommy says:

    We got rid of an extras when we moved last year. Moving is a great way to get rid of what you no longer need! lol!

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