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Everything you need to know about electronic waste

Everything you need to know about electronic waste

Everything you need to know about electronic waste

When you need to dispose of your broken or unwanted electronic items, it’s difficult to know what to do. Because there are harmful chemicals in electronic waste, it is very important that it is disposed of and recycled correctly & safely. Whether you have commercial or domestic electronic waste, keep reading for everything you need to know about disposing electronic waste.

What is electronic waste?

Electronic waste (waste electrical electronic equipment), refers to any electronic items that an individual or business no longer wants or needs.

  • Mobile phones
  • Laptops
  • Desktop computers
  • Printers & scanners
  • Tablets
  • Televisions & Monitors
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Solar panels
  • LED bulbs
  • Vending machines
  • Games consoles
  • Toasters
  • Kettles
  • Microwaves
  • Treadmills
  • Radios
  • Musical instruments
What causes electronic waste?

The main cause of electronic waste is the increasing number of electronic products that are being manufactured by companies and bought by consumers. Often, when electrical appliances and products break, and it is cheaper to buy a replacement than it is to fix the original. 

Why is electronic waste hazardous?

As mentioned earlier, WEEE contains chemicals. When electronic waste ends up in landfill sites for an extended period, the chemicals begin to leach into the soil and waterways. Once the chemicals have polluted an area, the leachate can be hazardous to animals, humans, and the environment as a whole.

What should I do with my electronic waste?

If you have some electronic waste to dispose of – don’t worry! 

Check if it can be fixed

This might seem obvious, but have you tried switching it off and on again? By checking if your electrical appliance can be fixed, you could save money and help the environment at the same time.

Donate to charity

If you’ve decided it is time for an upgrade, and the electrical appliance is in a safe working condition, you could donate it to charity. 

Exchange your old appliance

Some retailers have created a product exchange service in an attempt to be eco-friendly. This means you can exchange your old item (e.g. your television) for a newer model. 

Sell your appliance

Again, if the electrical appliance is in a safe and working condition, you could make some extra cash.

Get us to remove your waste

Here at CBS Waste we are fully licensed to remove your WEEE waste and dispose of it correctly and safely. Give us a call on 01480 220434. 

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