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Posted:
02/03/14
Anna Tompkins

Recycling E-Scrap

All you have to do is look at your own life and household as proof that the world’s dependency on electronics has grown rapidly over the past decade. Cell phones, computers and hard drives are just a few easy examples of electronics we all have that are considered E-Scrap. So what should you do if you have one of these devices and you no longer need it? If the item is still usable, donating or repurposing it may be the way to go. If you find that the electronic device has no use anymore or has been sitting around for a while, it is probably time to recycle it. Did you know that United Iron & Metal accepts electronics? Well we do, and we do it responsibly.

So why should you care about recycling your electronics properly? Well, there are a few reasons. Recycling these products is essential so that they can be transformed into new material instead of piling up in landfills. On top of that, most electronics include toxins such as lead or mercury that are very harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of correctly. Recycling your E-Scrap with a reputable recycler is critical in keeping these potentially harmful substances out our environment. When you bring your scrap electronics to United Iron & Metal, you can be sure that they are handled with care and recycled properly.

Are you ready to recycle your electronics and keep Baltimore beautiful? Call us at 410-384-4198 for more information.