When your business is ready to replace its electronic equipment, it may be tempting to simply throw it away or, perhaps, load it all on a truck and take it to a local dump. There are, however, several reasons why you should have these items disposed of professionally. There following are among the most significant.
Proper disposal for the environment
There are many pieces of electronic equipment that contain harmful chemicals that need to be disposed of properly to void contamination to our environment. One example is batteries. This is a frequently used component for computers and other electronic equipment used by businesses. They are also used extensively with cell phones. These batteries contain nickel-cadmium and are a danger to the soil. Over time, this substance can leak from the battery and then move from a dump site to the water supply in the ground. Of course, this is only one example. The list of harmful chemicals in electronic waste is a long one. This problem has become large enough that there may be laws in your state regarding their proper disposal. If this is the case, a professional disposal firm will be able to provide you with certificates to demonstrate your company's compliance.
There are many materials in electronic waste that can be salvaged and used again. Among these are various metals, and the most significant is copper. This is the most common conductor used in electronics. It can be melted down and used again. Copper is found on circuit boards, and most wire used in electronics is copper. Hard drives are mostly composed of aluminum, but most metals that can be recycled are of a ferrous nature. Other materials that can be recycled include plastics and glass. This latter material is found in computer monitors.
Because these chemicals can be dangerous, having your employees attempt to dispose of them can be dangerous, even if it's simply an attempt to throw it in a dumpster. Older monitors have cathode ray tubes and can implode on impact. This can cause cuts and serious injuries to a person's eyes. The vapors are usually poisonous as well. But even without the danger of old monitors, there are many ways to get cut on sharp plastic, glass, or metal. People who handle theses materials every day know the best way to load and transport them.
When you are ready to dispose of electronic waste, contact your local professional e-waster disposal firm, such as NILO TECH ECYCLING, and let them know what you have. Often they will come to your establishment to haul it away.