What To Do With Old Electronics
When it comes to disposing of old unwanted items, some are easier to get rid of than others – and it can be quite tricky to decide what to do with various belongings and possessions that have either broken or which you no longer have any use for.
If you have lots of old electronics lying around, it’s important to know what to do with your electronic waste, as this needs to be disposed of responsibly. E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams, so recycling old electronics is certainly wise and can really help the planet.
This means that all the materials and parts can be broken down and used again, although it’s important to make sure that you know what is and isn’t recyclable.
As a good rule of thumb, electronics can be recycled if they have a plug, batteries, need charging or if they have a waste symbol on them with a wheelie bin crossed out. You can also recycle your cables and wires, as these will have copper, steel and aluminium in them.
Batteries can also be recycled, so make sure they don’t go to landfill if you can help it. They have heavy materials like cadmium, mercury, lead, manganese, lithium and zinc in them, and can cause environmental damage if they aren’t disposed of properly, so make sure you recycle them responsibly if you can.
If you don’t have the time to get rid of items by yourself, it can prove very beneficial to get in touch with a company in your local area to help you with disposal. Get in touch with West Sussex rubbish removal firm Sammy’s Clearances if you’d like any help with any items, big or small.