Mr. Electric - recycle electronic waste http://www.33pulse.com/taxonomy/term/450 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 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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