Electronic waste is becoming more and more prevalent as people get rid of their old computers and other electronic devices, but you can’t just throw this stuff in the trash.
It is now illegal in Pennsylvania to throw electronic waste in the trash. Certain electronic items such as desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals such as printers, keyboards, and mouses, tablets like iPads and Kindles, and televisions with viewable screens larger than four inches can no longer be disposed of in state landfills.
According to the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act (CDRA), which went into effect on January 24th, 2013, all e-waste must now be recycled. And if you got big items, getting them to the recycling center can prove to be a very difficult task.
Most electronic devices are made with substances such as heavy metals like lead, cadmium and mercury that are harmful to the environment. Most contain batteries which can leak into the soil and pollute our drinking water. Now that we’ve given up much of our paper for electronic computing, we’re recognizing the need to manage these junk devices.
EZ Clean Up will take away your heavy equipment and appliances that are too harmful to be thrown in landfills. The good news is that much of this material can be recycled. As with all the material we haul away, if we can get any money for your devices, we’ll credit your bill.
If your equipment is still working, there are operations around Philadelphia that can restore or refurbish old electronic appliances. Many of these outfits will give cash for your old televisions, computers and other office equipment. Such places will be our first stop before we haul away your items.
Since EZ Clean Up is a junk removal and site clean-up contractor, we can’t dedicate our resources to jobs that do not meet certain minimum requirements. We want to haul away your junk and e-waste is certainly a part of that.
To determine if you have enough junk, debris or material for our services, please contact us by calling (844) 439-2532 or by clicking the button below for a quote. Just send us an image of the junk you want hauled away and we’ll give you an estimate.
We also rent dumpsters, but they are not available for electronic waste at this time unless the entire dumpster will be used for this sole purpose. In any case, please confirm with us beforehand if you have electronic items you need disposed of. We are happy to accommodate you in any way we can.