Mr. Electric - electronic waste http://www.33pulse.com/taxonomy/term/446 en Guide To Recycling Used Commercial Electronics http://www.33pulse.com/blog/guide-to-recycling-used-commercial-electronics <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Guide To Recycling Used Commercial Electronics</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicrecyclecomm.jpg?itok=CvYpN0Dj" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicrecyclecomm.jpg?itok=CvYpN0Dj" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:02pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Don’t let your business contribute to a growing global crisis. Electronic waste, or e-waste, is rapidly taking its toll on the environment and the population. How can your business handle e-waste responsibly?</p> <p><strong>Become aware of commercial e-waste disposal and recycling regulations.</strong><br /> Commercial e-waste disposal laws vary from state to state, and are often more stringent than federal laws. To learn more about regulations in your area, visit the National Center for Electronics Recycling. Also, be aware that there are special requirements under federal and state law regarding the handling of hazardous wastes contained within discarded appliances, and that it is your company’s responsibility to identify these materials prior to disposal. Examples of components deemed hazardous waste include cathode ray tubes (CRTs) utilized in monitors and TVs, cell phones and hand held devices, and many more. For a complete listing of hazardous wastes, visit the EPA’s waste identification page. It may also be helpful to note that reused, refurbished, or recycled items are often exempt from hazardous waste classification.</p> <p><strong>Understand that quantity matters.</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>Large quantities – over 100 kilograms</strong> Facilities generating over 100 kg (about 220 pounds) per month of hazardous waste are governed by state and federal disposal laws and must be sent to a permitted hazardous waste landfill.</li> <li><strong>Small quantities – under 100 kilograms</strong> Less than 100 kg of material per month are not required to be handled as hazardous waste – unless state laws require more stringent management.</li> </ul><p><strong>Commercial e- waste recycling and disposal options include:</strong></p> <ol><li><strong>EPA certified electronics recyclers.</strong> Unfortunately, not every e-waste recycler follows good, environmentally -sound disposal practices. As a result, the EPA encourages both businesses and individuals to opt for certified recyclers, such as those endorsed by the EPA’s two standards programs: e-Stewards and R2. For a map of certified electronics refurbishers and recycling facilities, see the EPA’s certification map.</li> <li><strong>Government sponsored events.</strong> State, county, and local waste management centers may offer special programs and events as a public service, possibly free, for responsibly disposing of electronic and hazardous waste. For more information on programs and events specific to your area, visit the National Center for Electronics Recycling.</li> <li><strong>Retailer pickup.</strong> If you’ve recently made a large electronic or appliance purchase from a retailer, be sure to inquire about pickup and recycling options available to your business. Many offer free pickup and disposal of your old equipment with delivery of your new purchase.</li> <li><strong>Donations and charities.</strong> Many items previously used by your business can be given a second life through donations and charities. Goodwill, Salvation Army, and an array of other charities give businesses and consumers alike an affordable alternative to new items, as well as keeping them out of the landfill. In addition, donated items may be used to provide essential goods and services. For example, cell phones can be donated to The Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Cell Phones for Soldiers, and appliances and building materials to Habitat for Humanity.</li> <li><strong>Resale.</strong> Thanks to today’s technology, it is easier than ever to reach a wide array of businesses and individuals who may be able to give new life to your old equipment. If you’ve got a little time to invest and wouldn’t mind a few extra dollars added to your business’ books, try listing your used electronics on Craigslist, eBay, in the local paper or with a trade organization.</li> <li><strong>HirePatriots</strong>. Prefer not to deal with it? Draft HirePatriots to handle your commercial recycling issues. In cooperation with Mr. Electric?, non-profit Patriotic Hearts provides jobs for U.S. veterans and support services for their families. HirePatriots’ e-waste management services are leading the way, offering: <ul><li>Pickup, packaging and removal.</li> <li>Responsible recycling.</li> <li>Secure data destruction.</li> </ul></li> </ol><p><strong>Don’t neglect security.????????????????????????? </strong><br /> Sensitive personal and business information stored on used electronic devices that has --not been securely destroyed poses a huge risk and the risk of civil lawsuits if consumer information is compromised. Health care and financial companies are particularly at risk. Be certain to store and dispose of this sensitive information properly to avoid federal laws and penalties. Is your business’ e-waste wearing on you? Take the stress out of dealing with electronic waste with the help of HirePatriots and <em>Mr. Electric</em>. Together, we have what it takes to handle all of your business’ recycling and disposal needs safely and efficiently.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/guide-to-recycling-used-commercial-electronics" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:02:25 +0000 Super User 4266 at http://www.33pulse.com The Epidemic of Computer and Cell Phone Waste http://www.33pulse.com/blog/the-epidemic-of-computer-and-cell-phone-waste <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>The Epidemic of Computer and Cell Phone Waste</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphiccellwaste_1.jpg?itok=rhT4rtOc" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="1529" height="748" alt="Graphic with title &quot;The Epidemic of Cell Phone and Computer Waste&quot;" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphiccellwaste_1.jpg?itok=rhT4rtOc" width="1529" height="748" alt="Graphic with title &quot;The Epidemic of Cell Phone and Computer Waste&quot;" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 9:48pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Technology moves faster than the blink of an eye these days, with each recent product purchase becoming obsolete mere months after it hits the shelves. The result? An electronic waste crisis, created by millions of used computers and mobile devices improperly disposed of into landfills. Electronic waste, or e-waste, dumped by the nation’s consumers adds up to a staggering 300 - 400 million electronic items per year, according to EPA estimates. Less than 20 percent of all electronics are recycled, the rest ending up in landfills to the detriment of our environment and our bodies.</p> <h3>Computer and Cell Phone?Reuse and Recycling</h3> <p>The vast majority of materials used in computers, cell phones, and smart devices can be recovered to make new products, particularly since most devices are retired due to psychological, not technological, obsolescence.</p> <ul><li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Computers</strong> Over 75 percent of the U.S. population owns at least one computer. In 2010, over 71 million new laptops and desktops were purchased nationwide, contributing vast amounts of e-waste as older models were discarded– 423,000 tons. Of the computers disposed of, only 40 percent were actually recycled, a staggering amount of waste. This does not include monitors and other peripheral equipment, capable of introducing large quantities of contaminants into the environment as well as wasting precious resources. Just one clunky old monitor can house up to 7 pounds of lead. Mining for gold? A metric ton of circuit boards contains 40-800 times the gold and 30-40 times the copper mined from the same weight of ore. Recovering materials used in computers and other mobile devices is essential in conserving natural resources, reducing air and water pollution, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Cell phones</strong> Of the 789 million mobile devices ready for recycling, the EPA estimates only about 11 percent are actually turned in. Of those turned in, 38 percent were reused or refurbished, the remaining 62 percent recycled for material recovery. A valuable form of e-waste, cell phones and other smart devices contain an array of precious metals: copper, aluminum, iron, nickel, tin, as well as gold, palladium, and silver. Eighty percent of mobile components can be recycled, including batteries, headsets, cases, cables and chargers. For every million cell phones recycled, 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered. Unfortunately, in addition to these precious materials, mobile devices can contain hazardous materials such as mercury, lead, and cadmium as well. Making improper disposal not only wasteful, but destructive.</li> </ul><h3>Why aren’t consumers recycling?</h3> <ul><li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Lack of awareness </strong>Many consumers are simply unaware of the environmental toll e-waste, or that there is any use left for devices deemed obsolete by themselves as individuals. From poorer countries who rely on our castoffs in hopes of owning cell phones, mobile devices, and computers, to domestic charities who can make great use of these devices, simply tossing your old computer or phone into the local landfill or leaving items to rot in a drawer or closet isn’t doing the environment, or anyone else, any favors.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Inconvenience </strong>In today’s busy modern world, where time is at a premium and convenience dictates behavior more than necessity, consumers have the tendency to avoid any course of action that involves them going out of their way to determine and carry out <a href="http://blog.www.33pulse.com/guide-recycling-used-commercial-electronics/">proper recycling procedures</a>.</li> </ul><h3>Recycle smart! Before you recycle your used computer or mobile device:</h3> <ul><li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Get in the know.</strong> Familiarize yourself with state laws regarding recycling e-waste. Twenty five states have electronic waste recycling laws. To learn more about laws in your area, visit the National Center for Electronics Recycling.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Delete – then dispose.</strong> Completely erase all data and personal information to prevent its misuse. Use manufacturer and online resources for properly erasing data and be certain to perform a hard factory reset prior to recycling. Remove your SIM card or other storage chips/devices, and cancel mobile service if you have not done so already. Don’t forget to recycle your batteries and accessories as well.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Make sure they’re certifiable.</strong> Make certain any recycler you send a used computer or mobile devices to is certified by the EPA and uses separated waste streams. ?Without proper recycling, your e-waste may be improperly dumped in a landfill or shipped to a third world nation. It is estimated as much as 50% to 80% of U.S. electronic waste that is collected in the name of recycling actually gets shipped out of the country.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Count on the source.</strong> Whenever possible, take advantage of manufacturer recycling programs such as those by Dell, Sony, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, AT&amp;T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and more when you purchase a new product. Recycling for these programs is typically low to no cost, and performed to high standards for brand protection. Have old stuff lying around but haven’t made a recent purchase? Call - many programs will accept your castoffs anyway.</li> </ul><p>Prevent e-waste woes. Count on the professionals from Mr. Electric for help managing the safe recycling electronic waste. Learn more about our <a href="https://hirepatriots.com/" target="_blank">solutions for managing e-waste</a> today. <a href="http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/products/environment/2008-07-06-ewaste-recycling_N.htm">http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/products/environment/2008-07-06-ewaste-recycling_N.htm</a> <a href="http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/news/2002/02/25/computer-waste.htm">http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/news/2002/02/25/computer-waste.htm</a> <a href="https://www.wired.com/2010/05/process_cellphone/">https://www.wired.com/2010/05/process_cellphone/</a> <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/13/magazine/13Cellphone-t.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">https://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/13/magazine/13Cellphone-t.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0</a> <a href="http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2011-12-27/recycling-gadgets/52240824/1">http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2011-12-27/recycling-gadgets/52240824/1</a> <a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8818.html">http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8818.html</a></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/the-epidemic-of-computer-and-cell-phone-waste" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:48:36 +0000 Super User 4264 at http://www.33pulse.com All About Electronic Waste http://www.33pulse.com/blog/all-about-electronic-waste <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>All About Electronic Waste</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicelectronicwaste.jpg?itok=IcJn6yTP" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicelectronicwaste.jpg?itok=IcJn6yTP" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 2:58pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The availability of cheap electronic goods combined with our ever-advancing world of technology are rapidly creating a worldwide crisis. E-waste, or electronic waste, resulting from consumers improperly disposing of old equipment without a second glance, is taking its toll not only on the environment, but on the population as well.</p> <h3>What is electronic waste?</h3> <p>The fastest growing waste stream in many countries, e-waste includes any item that utilizes a battery or plugs into an electrical outlet for operation.</p> <h3>What’s the big deal?</h3> <ul><li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Unnecessary waste.</strong> A great deal of electronic waste is not really waste at all, but recyclable parts and materials such as precious metals. A great deal of improperly discarded products can be refurbished and reused before dying an untimely death in a landfill. At this time, only 11-14 percent of U.S. electronic waste ready for disposal is actually recycled and reused. The U.S. is also the only country in the world to ship this waste to developing nations for breakdown.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Toxins.</strong> Electronic waste contains extremely toxic substances, such as lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, beryllium, flame retardants, and more. These are elemental toxins that never disappear. When burned to destroy waste, they create even more toxins, such as halogenated dioxins and furans known to cause cancer, reproductive issues, endocrine disorders, and more. Improperly disposing of e-waste is harmful to the environment, global communities, and you.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Personal information.</strong> The typical electronic gadget becomes obsolete within 1-3 years of purchase. When it is unceremoniously tossed in favor of the latest and greatest without data being securely destructed, all of the confidential personal information stored within it is put at risk. It is estimated that 70 percent of data breaches come from offline, improperly disposed of equipment.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Responsibility.</strong> Because e-waste is the fastest growing source of waste in the nation’s landfills, safe e-waste disposal solutions are essential to preserving our health and the environment.</li> </ul><h3>Categories of e-waste include:</h3> <ul><li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Office equipment.</strong> Desktop and laptop computers, keyboards, monitors and screens, tablets, fax machines, scanners, copiers, printing cartridges, power strips, docking stations, Wi-fi setups, adding machines and calculators, chargers, and many more.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Telecommunications.</strong> Mobile and home phones, PBX systems, pagers, routers, network hubs, chargers, and LCD signage.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Entertainment equipment.</strong> Analog, plasma and LED TVs, DVDs, DVRs, iPods/MP3s, chargers, stereo equipment, speakers, and clocks of all kinds.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Large appliances.</strong> Refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, washers, dryers, and more.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Small appliances.</strong> Microwave ovens, toaster ovens, bread machines, waffle irons, mixers, blenders, coffee machines, crockpots, rice cookers, electric kettles and pans, hot plates, and irons.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Environmental appliances.</strong> Air conditioners and heaters, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and air purifiers.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Lighting.</strong> Light fixtures and lamps. All light bulbs.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Personal appliances.</strong> Hair dryers, tooth brushes, curling irons, shavers, hair clippers, water picks, and more.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Medical equipment</strong>. Wheelchairs, bath lifts, and other medical items.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Power tools.</strong> Drills, table saws, grinders, sanders, saws, and other electric hand tools.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Fitness equipment.</strong> Treadmills, ellipticals, stair steppers, and bikes. Cardio equipment. Timing devices.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Energy equipment.</strong> Electrical meters and monitors, wireless hubs.</li> </ul><h3>Government regulations</h3> <p>Twenty five U.S. states have laws requiring e-waste recycling, which is typically free to consumers, however comprehensive federal laws have not yet been established. 15 states have landfill disposal bans on electronic waste. For information on your state, contact theNational Center for Electronics Recycling.</p> <h3>Got e-waste?</h3> <p>In cooperation with HirePatriots, a program of parent non-profit Patriotic Hearts dedicated to providing jobs for U.S. veterans and support services for their families, Mr. Electric? offers complete, professional electronic waste management solutions. As part of the Veterans Green Projects, HirePatriots is leading the way in providing safe e-waste recycling and disposal. Contact?<em>Mr. Electric</em>?today for all your e-waste management needs. With the help of HirePatriots, we can help you safely and responsibly recycle or dispose of your used electronic gadgets and appliances. Your world – and your family - is counting on you. ?</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/all-about-electronic-waste" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:58:36 +0000 Super User 4273 at http://www.33pulse.com Recycle Electronic Waste At Home http://www.33pulse.com/blog/recycle-electronic-waste-at-home <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Recycle Electronic Waste At Home</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicrecycle.jpg?itok=v3eCbhI0" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicrecycle.jpg?itok=v3eCbhI0" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 3:43pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p style="font-size: 10px;"><a href="http://macgyverisms.wonderhowto.com/how-to/5-cool-diy-projects-for-reusing-your-old-computer-keyboards-0138038/"><img alt="piles of discarded keyboards" class="alignnone" height="506" src="https://img.wonderhowto.com/img/45/39/63478388834234/0/5-cool-diy-projects-for-reusing-your-old-computer-keyboards.w654.jpg" style="padding-bottom: 10px;" width="712" /><em>Photo courtesy of macgyverisms.wonderhowto.com</em></a></p> <p>Out with the old and in with the new should never end with your used electronics in a landfill. A growing concern across the globe, electronic waste, or e-waste, is rapidly creating a crisis. Only 11-14 percent of?electronic waste in the United States?ready for disposal is actually recycled or reused, while the remainder is creating environmental and health issues worldwide.</p> <h3><strong>How can I recycle or properly dispose of my electronic waste?</strong></h3> <ol><li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Ask your local retailer.</strong> If you’ve recently purchased a large appliance for your kitchen, laundry, or entertainment center,?ask about their pick up and recycling options for the appliance you are replacing. ?Many centers offer free pickup and disposal of old appliances at the time of delivery, providing a simple, convenient solution for homeowners. Small appliances often qualify for free disposal or recycling as well, with most chain office stores offering free computer trade-in, secure data destruction, and recycling opportunities. Got light bulbs, batteries, cell phones or smart devices? Hardware chains and battery retailers often offer recycling options, however, be sure to check before hauling in used items, as availability of programs varies widely by location.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Inquire into county, city, and state recycling centers and events.</strong> Twenty five U.S. states have laws requiring e-waste recycling, which is typically free to consumers. For more information on programs and events specific to your area, visit the National Center for Electronics Recycling. In addition, contact your local garbage service and inquire about annual curbside pickup or drop-off events for large items, worn-out appliances, and items considered hazardous waste. These programs are often offered as a free public service at specific times of the year.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Take part in donations and charities.</strong> Goodwill, Salvation Army, and an array of other charities are happy to give your e-waste the opportunity for a second home. Donating your used e-waste gives low-income families an affordable option for used appliances in addition to keeping them out of the landfill. What’s more, many charities accept used e-waste items as a means to provide essential services, such as: <ul><li>The Coalition Against Domestic Violence</li> <li>Cell Phones for Soldiers</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> </ul></li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>List it.</strong> Craigslist, eBay, your local newspaper, and others offer opportunities to help those less fortunate get a little more life out of your used items. This includes working items as well as e-waste in need of a little TLC. There are plenty of Mr. and Mrs. Fix-its out there happy to donate a little time to get your appliances working again. Think it's too far gone for repair?? List it anyway. There are many individuals who make a living by “scrapping” - picking up and breaking down your used appliances at local recycling centers.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Scrap it.</strong> If you have a little extra time and wouldn’t mind a little extra cash, consider scrapping your used e-waste yourself. Be aware, however, this is not as simple as tossing ‘ye olde refrigerator in the back of your pickup and unceremoniously gesturing to it at the local scrap yard. Call first and inquire about disposal specifications, including properly removing refrigerant and other hazardous waste from appliances, as well as how to best separate metals and other components to get the most bang for your buck out of scrapping.</li> <li style="padding-bottom: 10px;"><strong>Draft HirePatriots. </strong> <a href="https://hirepatriots.com/"><img alt="HirePatriots badge" class="alignnone" height="230" src="http://www.genesisenergymgt.com/images/Logo-Badges-and-Banners-300x230.png" style="padding: 10px; float: right;" width="300" /></a> HirePatriots, in cooperation with Mr. Electric? and the non-profit organization Patriotic Hearts, is?dedicated to providing jobs for U.S. veterans and support services for their families by leading the way in e-waste management services. Offering electronic waste recycling and disposal for homes nationwide, HirePatriots offers: <ul><li>Pickup, packaging and removal.</li> <li>Responsible recycling.</li> <li>Secure data destruction.</li> <li>Accredited repair and refurbishment.</li> </ul></li> </ol><p>Don’t have time to deal with your e-waste? Don’t dump it. Contact <em>Mr. Electric</em> today. Proper disposal and recycling is essential to preserving our environment and the health of future generations. With the help of HirePatriots and <em>Mr. Electric</em>, we can quickly and responsibly handle all of your electronic waste needs.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/recycle-electronic-waste-at-home" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:43:15 +0000 Super User 4272 at http://www.33pulse.com

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