Electronic Waste Disposal, Bakersfield, CA
The United States is the country that throws away the most electronic items in the entire world – and that’s a pretty staggering fact. Collectively, we throw away more than 9.4 billion tons of electronic waste every year, a simply enormous amount. Needless to say then, there’s a significant need for a professional junk removal service that knows how to properly manage the safe and legal removal of electronic waste from properties in the Bakersfield, California area – and that’s just what we provide for our customers. If you need to get rid of any electronic waste from your property, we can help you take the proper measures to ensure everything goes smoothly.
What is Electronic Waste?
You might be familiar with electronic waste as a general term, but what is actually included in this category? It’s one of the most regulated types of trash out there, and this is because of the composition of so many of the items. Electronic waste includes computers, monitors, televisions, printers, shredders, copiers, mobile devices, and so much more – and when you consider the enormous impact that electronics have on our day to day life, it should come as no surprise that there’s no shortage of work in this regard. Electronic waste is rich in both useful resources and toxic elements, so this kind of trash removal is highly regulated – with severe punishments possible if you do anything improperly.
Following the Rules
Electronic waste absolutely should not be thrown out with your regular trash – if you want to avoid paying painful fines. Partly this is because electronic waste can be damaging to the environment, but it’s also because many of the rich resources involved in the making of these devices can be repurposed – and some of these elements are not readily available in the natural environment, so waste really makes a difference. If you have any working electronic devices that you’re looking to get rid of, it’s always worth considering donating them to a charity, or selling them, so long as you take the proper steps to remove any personal data you might have on the devices.
Electronic waste items have a number of dangerous toxic elements that could be lurking in the interior of the devices, so it’s really important that they’re disposed of properly to protect both the environment and people’s health. Lead, mercury, sulfur, PVC, cadmium – these are just a few of the chemicals that are present in the composition of electronic devices. The last thing that we want is to allow these to end up infecting the natural world. By employing our trash removal service, you’re ensuring that won’t happen.
Big or Small
When people think of electronic waste, they tend to think of things like cell phones, batteries, mp3 players, and all other manner of small items – but larger items like televisions and computers also fall into this category. We can handle the safe disposal of items of any size or scale, and of as many of those items as you’d like.