About BC Junk’s Electronic Waste Disposal & Removal Services
E-Waste, or electronic waste, is everywhere in our offices and homes. At the speed that the majority of us replace and update electronics to brand new versions, our older gadgets wind up not getting used, frequently collecting dust in some basement or workplace. Consider your house right now: the number of printers, computer screens and old TV sets are out of commission for more than a year now? If you relied on a few or longer, it is likely time to eliminate these E-Waste items.
BC Junk supplies an efficient, secure and eco friendly E-Waste removal agency so that you don’t need to be worried about the pickup or disposal of these previous products. Also, but we be sure your old electronics end up in the perfect place: if it be a charity when the electronics are still working, or a recycling centre to make certain your E-Waste is disposed of at an eco-friendly manner.
We remove almost all types of e-waste, including:
- Copy Machines
Not only are we pros in E-Waste removal, we specialize in all sorts of junk removal including:
- Appliance Removal
- Furniture Removal
- Yard Waste Removal
- Hot Tub Removal
- Trash Removal
- Mattress Disposal
- Television Disposal & Recycling
- Refrigerator Disposal & Recycling
- Construction Waste Removal
- Foreclosure Cleanouts
- Garbage Removal
- Dumpster Rental Alternative
- And just about anything else you don’t want!
Prepared to eliminate those old electronics? It is as straightforward as 1, 3, 2. You create an appointment by reserving online over or by telephoning 604-565-6747. Our professional and guaranteed E-Waste removal team is going to appear in your house or workplace; we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site and we’ll provide you a free estimate based on how much space your crap takes up in our toilet. You stage and we haul those things into our crap removal trucks, without the hidden charges.
E-Waste is Rich in Resources
Not only can the planet and the landfills benefit if more E-Waste is processed and recycled, but manufacturing can benefit, as well. Here are some statistics from the EPA illustrating the massive amounts of raw materials that can be extracted from E-Waste:
- It is estimated that over 35,000 lbs of copper, 7702 lbs of silver, 75 lbs of gold, and 33 lbs of palladium can be recovered from every one million cell phones thrown out.
- One ton of circuit boards is estimated to contain 40-800 times more gold than one metric ton of ore.
- There is 30-40 times more copper in a ton of circuit boards than can be mined from one metric ton of ore.
- Recycling one million laptops could save the equivalent of all the electricity used by almost 3,700 American homes each year.
- Every year Americans throw out old phones containing over $60 million in gold and/or silver.
Americans throw out phones containing over $60 million in gold and/or silver every year.
What is E-Waste Disposal?
While it might seem perfectly fine to throw out your old electronic equipment in the household garbage, you truly can’t do that legitimately in many areas. Additionally, bigger electronic equipment might not match on your home waste containers.
And the truth is that disposing of waste, or E-Waste as it is called, may be a little more problematic than simply throwing it in the garbage can. Actually, do not be surprised if your regional waste management supplier won’t take it.
There are a range of problems using E-Waste disposal that should be addressed as a way to eliminate it correctly. Due to the rising number of regulations and laws, particularly in Province like BC, lots of items like computer monitors, TVs, and even mobile phones and batteries can not be chucked in the garbage.
Not just that, should you have to get rid of a computer screen or television – particularly some of the older CRT devices which are still around – it is a process which could take some time, energy and money.
Among the chief reasons E-Waste presents this type of disposal challenge is that nearly all E-Waste items include toxic materials which were determined to be toxic to the environment and to human health.
Perhaps you’ve still got your old mobile phone after obtaining a brand new one for Christmas, or you are ready to update today. If your carrier does not ask to get it back, then you have a couple choices.
You can give it among those children or somebody else in your loved ones. And you may even give it to a buddy or somebody you know who may not have the ability to afford themselves.
You’ll be able to attempt to acquire money, credit or trade-in worth.
You are able to donate it to some worthy cause.
The State of E-Waste
How large of a part of the general waste stream consists of E-Waste? These facts about E-Waste show the rising size of this problem:
- The United States generates more E-Waste yearly than any other nation.
California alone generated 210,790,222 pounds of E-Waste at 2012 – over 5 lbs for each BC resident.
- E-Waste represents just 2% of their solid waste flow from the U.S. but accounts for 70 percent of the toxic waste in landfills.
- According to the EPA, just a bit over 12% of e-waste is recycled.
Recycling is a sensible and valuable option to just dumping E-Waste. Regrettably, we’re still a ways from being completely effective with E-Waste recycling. But, there’s tremendous potential for reclaiming valuable resources and materials in E-Waste components.
How to get rid of E-Waste
Eliminating E-Waste is mainly determined by the kind of device you want to eliminate. By way of instance, old mobile phones and mobile devices, if they’re still functioning or can be readily refurbished, can ordinarily be given, or contributed to friends or loved ones.
But, even older approaches may locate a fantastic home if they’re functioning and in good shape. We talk TVs in a different section , but these, too, could be contributed if they operate and are in good form.
Based on the kind of device you’re attempting to eliminate, thrift stores and charitable organizations which sponsor secondhand stores might be a possible destination for the unwanted items.
But if you are not thinking about selling your old electronics or going to the problem of attempting to discover a buyer, then committing to a charity is always a fantastic alternative, especially for old computer screens and TVs.
Donating to a charity is always a fantastic alternative, especially for older computer screens and TVs.
Obviously, you might wish to think about selling your E-Waste posts in the event that you’re able to locate a buyer. Sometimes they could even be offered to vendors which focus on reselling them. You might still need to go on the internet to locate a trader that refurbishes and resells items. This is a frequent approach for elderly mobile phones, particularly for manufacturers and models which are still in demand on the secondary market.
In the end, if you can’t sell them, give them even just give them away, your undesirable E-Waste items could be recycled. Truly, the final resort is to get rid of electronic equipment in your household garbage. In reality, in most places that is illegal due to the presence of toxic materials in the majority of electronic devices.
E-Waste and hazardous materials
Old computer screens, those comprising cathode ray tubes (CRTs) like those formerly utilized in televisions, comprise the majority of the very same toxins. These include lead from the glass of their tube.Typical CRT TVs or monitors each comprise approximately four to eight pounds of lead from the glass tube. Additionally, the interior of the tubes become coated with toxic phosphor dust.
Aged flat screen TVs and computer screens may contain toxic substances, too. These lamps contain substantial quantities of mercury, which makes them toxic to eliminate or incinerate.
Then you will find the phones, tablet computers and mp3 apparatus.
“Electronic waste (E-Waste) encompasses a broad array of discarded electronic devices like computers, mp3 players, televisions and mobile phones. A number of these substances are known to cause cancer, respiratory disease and reproductive issues. These compounds are particularly dangerous due to their capacity to migrate in the soil, water, and air and accumulate in our bodies and the environment”
And if that is not enough to keep you up at night staring in your digital devices, there can also be a number of additional substances depending on the type of device such as:
Another growing concern is using all the plastic casings and frames located in virtually every digital device. The huge majority of the materials are produced with black plastics, and it can be a highly desired substance for numerous plastic goods along with electronic equipment. In reality, there’s a increasing demand for black vinyl resources since it’s usually not recyclable.
As per a recent research ,
The most important thing is that electronic equipment are inherently secure when used by customers. But after it’s necessary to eliminate these goods, there are a lot of possible dangers that result from the range of toxic substances which make up most of the elements from these apparatus.
Large E-Waste Disposal
Typically when folks consider E-Waste they picture cell phones, phones, mp3 players and so on. But that is only the little things. The simple fact is that a lot of E-Waste comes from massive sizes! Broadly , you can say that any digital device bigger than a notebook could be tagged as a big E-Waste item.
The challenge with these kinds of electronic equipment is their absolute size or majority. And, according to the people at CalRecycle, the expression”E-Waste” remains not definitely defined,
There’s not any obvious definition for E-Waste; for example if things such as microwave ovens and other comparable”appliances” ought to be grouped to the group hasn’t yet been established.”
As we do for televisions, we’ve got a webpage devoted to appliance disposal and removal. But lots of smaller appliances can be considered big E-Waste products, too. By way of instance, microwaves, breadmakers, coffeemakers, autonomous vacuum apparatus, among other items could fall in the class of”big E-Waste”.
This may be a specific concern for companies and other businesses which will need to dispose of workplace equipment. Since the dawn of the web and dedicated networks in offices, the great majority of office computers have gotten high tech versions of the older selves. Virtually all industrial gear has computerized abilities. This implies electronic equipment, which generally signifies circuit boards and parts made out of toxic metals and other substances.
Though not every E-Waste thing is totally recyclable, considerable quantities of these substances could be recovered, reused or efficiently disposed . Recycling, repurposing or reusing E-Waste things is obviously preferable to simply carrying them into the landfill.
Though not every e-waste thing is totally recyclable, considerable quantities of these substances could be recovered, reused or efficiently disposed .
Lower your creation of E-Waste through clever procurement and decent maintenance.
Reuse still working electronics by selling or donating it to somebody who can utilize it.
Recycle these products that can’t be repaired.
Cost of E-Waste removal
Certain E-Waste items are subject to government mandated disposal fees. In California, for example, a fee is required for disposal of televisions and computer monitors. The amount of any fees charged for E-Waste disposal varies from state to state.
Not every state offers a statewide E-Waste disposal program. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures:
- 25 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation establishing a statewide electronic waste, or E-Waste, recycling program.
- Legislation typically follows two basic models for E-Waste disposal. Under the extended producer responsibility model, used in 24 states, the manufacturer takes responsibility by paying to collect and recycle the products covered under law, with the products covered varying widely from state to state.
- Under the second type of program, known as the advanced recycling fee model, consumers pay retailers a $6 to $10 fee at the time of purchase which is deposited into a statewide recycling fund. California adopted this method in 2003—and was the first state to establish an E-Waste recycling program.
- Colorado enacted legislation prohibiting the disposal of electronic devices at solid waste landfills throughout the state.
At BC Junk, we provide a convenient price estimator based on your location and the approximate size and number of your E-Waste items. The pricing estimator provides an online estimate and the final price will be determined onsite by our staff.
How to choose an E-Waste disposal company
There are many firms today that offer E-Waste disposal services. However, before you hand over your money to the first company that comes up on a Google search, it pays to do some research.
So what are the criteria for choosing an E-Waste disposal company? Here are some points you should consider before making a decision:
Provides excellent customer service
Have you heard of them from anyone else and, if so, was the experience a good one? Today there are numbers of sites and tools that offer online reviews and customer testimonials. You should always read these and weigh the good against the bad before making a decision. In fact, you should not decide based on reviews only, but this will allow you to narrow down your options based on the reputation of the removal and disposal firms you are considering. Of course, the best case scenario would be to find and hire a junk removal company with a solid reputation and positive “5-star” reviews.
Transparent and fair pricing
While the price is definitely an important aspect to consider, it should not be your only deciding factor. In fact, it is never recommended to choose a junk removal company because they have the cheapest prices. Yes, you shouldn’t pay more than what can be considered fair for your location and for the amount of items you’re getting rid of. But going “cheap” is almost always going to be a mistake. If you find one with great reviews but is a little bit pricier than all the others in your area, make sure you’re getting the most value for your money. A good firm will be transparent and up-front regarding what they will and will not do for you and how, exactly, they arrive at the price you are quoted. And you should always get a quote before anything is picked up. While it may be tempting, never choose a junk removal company based solely on the cheapest rates. In this business it is certainly true that “You get what you pay for.”
Practices eco-friendly processes
Too many companies will simply pick up your E-Waste and dump as much of it as they legally can. Because not enough E-Waste is disposed of in an eco-friendly manner and you don’t want to contribute to our ever-increasing landfills, only hire a company that advertises and promotes ‘green’, eco-friendly processes. There are plenty of junk removal and hauling companies that will properly dispose of waste – including E-Waste – and will endeavor to also recycle as much material as possible. This means you won’t be indirectly contributing to the problem of diminishing landfill space, potential toxic waste seeping into groundwater, and contraband loads of E-Waste being illegally shipped to third-world nations.
When hiring a company for any kind of junk removal and hauling, you should always check their history and judge their professionalism. This goes beyond a nice website and clean trucks, although those items certainly count!
But is the company bonded and insured? Are their employees clean, uniformed and courteous? Do they promise to call prior to arriving on site? Are they known for being fast, efficient and prompt? Are they using proper equipment? Are they easy to contact and work with?
This may seem like a lot of questions, but before you spend your money with a firm it pays to know that you are dealing with professionals and not a “fly-by-night” outfit with an old truck. By considering all of these factors before making a decision you will be able to settle on a company with solid experience and a professional approach to their business.
No matter how small or large your hauling and disposal need is, you only want to work with a junk removal and hauling company that has the capability and willingness to be flexible to your needs, not theirs. A good firm will have the staff and resources available for most any size job, and provide other options such as rental boxes like the BC Junk Mini-Dumpster.
For projects that might take more than one trip on one day, you want to work with a company that has the capacity to offer you whatever length of time you need for your hauling project. That way, you can also be assured that if something unforeseen arises, they’ll be able to work with you.
To ensure that you get the most out of your money, make sure the junk removal company you hire can provide other types of junk hauling, as well. While you may only need an E-Waste disposal service initially, it’s good to know that if you decide to get rid of other items, too, that the company has the ability and resources to handle it.
E-Waste Disposal FAQs
What typed E-Waste to you take?
We remove almost all types of E-Waste, including:
- Copy Machines
Can I take my E-Waste to a landfill?
There’s a 50/50 chance that you can’t. Currently, 25 states have enacted legislation requiring E-Waste recycling, which means no dumping of E-Waste in those locations. In April 2000, Massachusetts was the first state to make it illegal to dispose of CRTs in landfills. In 2003, California became the first state to govern other forms of E-Waste with a broader waste ban and “advance recovery fee funding.” Under the law, electronic waste in California may not be landfilled or exported overseas.
Do you take large E-Waste items?
Yes we do and yes we can! Over the years we have hauled and removed large items from a variety of locations and even hard to reach areas. We have teams of professionals with the know-how to haul large items safely and efficiently. For your expert electronics recycling service, call BC Junk today.
Will my E-Waste be recycled?
At BC Junk we make it our mission to see to it that your old electronics and E-Waste items end up in the right place. If possible, this could be a charity if the electronics are still functioning and useable. Otherwise, we work with local recycling facilities to ensure your E-Waste items are always dismantled, reused, and disposed of in an eco-friendly way.
E-Waste Disposal Services
Long gone are the days when you could simply take your old electronic appliances, televisions, and mobile phones and devices and just put them in the garbage can or dumpster. In fact, in most places today this approach isn’t even legal.
But there’s good news for your E-Waste disposal needs.
BC Junk provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly E-Waste disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of your old electronics. Our experienced E-Waste removal team will carefully remove and haul off any type of old electronics you need to get rid of.
BC Junk provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly E-Waste service so you don’t need to worry about how to dispose of your old electronics.
Ready to get rid of your E-Waste junk? It really is as simple as 1, 2, 3. You simply make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 604-565-6747. Our professional and insured E-Waste removal team will show up at your home or office. We will call 15 minutes before we arrive on site and, once there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.
You point and we haul those items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.
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Once on the site the three gentlemen were fast and polite. BC Junk gave us a discount for tardiness caused by their trucks being out of service causing very late arrival. Nevertheless, service was excellent.R.M.
Your team was polite, friendly, and promptly performed their task. They arrived on schedule and were done before I realized they were done. Thank you.Chuck Locy
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