Finding a Place to Recycle Your Electronics

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There are more electronic devices in the world than ever before. More of these devices are being made every day. This means that the amount of e-waste will only keep growing as these devices become obsolete and get disposed of so they can be replaced by newer models. You should not throw your old electronic devices away with your normal trash. These devices can be recycled and avoid going into a landfill. Some of these devices like cell phones, tablets and laptops will have batteries that can begin to leak and cause very serious damage to the environment if they are disposed of in a landfill. Here is how you can locate a place to have all of your e-waste Toronto recycled.

1. Talk to people who have already had some of their electronic devices recycled in the past.

It would be very helpful to get the advice of people who have been recycling their e-waste for a long time. Where do they do all of their recycling? Why did they choose that particular company? Does the company have procedures in place to carefully destroy devices with confidential data of individuals and companies so their privacy is protected? You need to be sure the place where you recycle your e-waste will not put your confidential data in jeopardy if some of it happens to be on the device you are recycling.

2. The Better Business Bureau should have a list of companies that recycle e-waste.

You need to be sure that the company you deal with for your e-waste recycling is reputable. You will be able to determine this by looking at the BBB site. Ideally, you should only take your electronic devices to a recycling company that has an A+ rating with the BBB.

3. Will the company come to your office and pick up large and heavy pieces of electronic equipment to be recycled?

You might have some e-waste at your office. However, you do not have the means to transport it to the recycling facility on your own. If would be helpful in situations like this if the recycling company could pick up the items.