Questions About E-Waste Recycling in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX?

Secure On-Site Shredding Has E-Waste Management Solutions

Have you ever wondered what you should do with your outdated or broken electronics? As technology evolves and new versions of electronics emerge on the market each year, it can feel overwhelming to know what to do with the old ones and what happens when they are recycled/enter a landfill. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX residents trust the e-waste recycling process provided by Secure On-Site Shredding. We are committed to disposing of your electronics in a timely and effective eco-friendly manner. Recycling e-waste doesn’t have to be a burden for you or your business when we take on the job. Below, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get about recycling e-waste and e-waste management solutions. Contact us for further questions!

What Is E-Waste?

E-waste refers to electronics nearing the end of their “useful life cycle.” For example, computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines would all be considered e-waste when they’re no longer considered useful. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. We define and perform electronics recycling for materials listed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Why Should I Recycle?

Some electronic devices contain elements that, if improperly handled, could be harmful to the environment and its inhabitants. E-waste that is not recycled ultimately ends up in the environment, causing water to become poisoned, the air to be toxic, and causing wildlife and plant life to suffer.

Certain components of electronics contain measurable amounts of regulated heavy metals, including lead, silver, barium, cadmium, and mercury, which can be responsibly disposed of based upon EPA standards

What Should We Do With E-Waste?

“Reduce, reuse, and recycle,” is our mantra for dealing with e-waste. Reduce your use of electronics through smart procurement and maintenance, reuse functioning electronic equipment by donating or selling it to someone, and recycle the components that can’t be repaired. When you are ready to do something about these devices, you have three general options: upcycle/repurpose, resell/donate, or destroy/recycle. Secure On-Site Shredding has more than 20 years of electronic recycling services to our credit. We properly dispose of your electronic devices to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of the environment. 

How Do I Recycle and Dispose of Electronic Scraps?

Secure On-Site Shredding takes the burden off you when it comes to finding solutions for recycling and disposing of your electronics and electronic scraps. We are committed to the safety of your information both digitally and on paper and have been properly disposing of electronic waste for our customers for nearly 20 years. We specialize in e-waste problems and solutions for individuals and businesses.

What Items Are Considered Electronics for E-Waste Recycling?

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) issued by the EPA, the following items are considered to be electronics for e-waste recycling: televisions, monitors, computers, computer peripherals, audio and stereo equipment, VCRs, DVD players, video cameras, telephones, facsimiles, copy machines, cell phones, wireless devices, and video game consoles. Kitchen appliances and other household electronics can also be recycled under the act.

Why Prevent Electronics From Entering a Landfill?

Electronics that enter the landfill pose a risk to the environment, wildlife, and plant life. The heavy metals in electronics can poison the water supply, destroy healthy soil, cause the air to become toxic, and disrupt the natural world if done on a large scale. It’s important for us to do our part when it comes to properly dispose of e-waste.

How Will Recycling My Electronic Equipment Make a Difference?

It is estimated that approximately 250,000,000 tons of solid waste generated annually in the United States are classified as e-waste. Of this amount, only an estimated 10 to 18 percent of electronics are recycled. It may not seem like it, but doing your part with local e-waste recycling will make a difference in our global environment.

Why Does It Cost Money to Recycle Some Electronics?

To comply with government regulations and environmental laws, e-waste recycling companies are resorted to charging fees to properly break down hazardous electronics. These fees ensure that what you are recycling is handled responsibly and complies with government regulations, including whether this process takes place in the United States or overseas.

Why Choose Us for Electronic Recycling Solutions?

When it comes to recycling your old electronics, you want a solution that’s fast, effective, and complies with all EPA regulations to lessen the impact of e-waste on the environment. You can trust Secure On-Site Shredding to dispose of your old electronics and e-waste in a responsible yet compliant manner. We have nearly 20 years of experience with electronic recycling and are committed to taking the burden off our clients. If you have any questions about our e-waste recycling center and process, please reach out to us. We will be more than happy to find an e-waste solution for you.

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