Junk Removal Tips: How to Properly Dispose of Electronics

Learning these simple junk removal tips on how to properly dispose of electronics can help you better protect the environment by preventing e-waste from ending up in the landfill. At Onestop Disposal, we understand how important it is to properly dispose of electronics. That is why we offer a selection of junk removal services, including electronic removal.

Tips for Properly Disposing of Electronics

Some of the different options the you can choose from when it comes to properly disposing of old electronics include:

1. Use a Provincial Electronic Recycling Program

While very few municipalities collect electronics as a part of their curbside recycling program, many Canadian provinces offer electronic recycling programs that are coordinated by the EPRA. These recycling programs partner with local municipalities, retailers, and others in order to provide safe drop-off locations for unwanted electronics.

2. Return Electronics to a Retailer or Manufacturer

Some big-name retailers and manufacturers that sell electronics, such as Best Buy, Staples, London Drugs, Apple, Bell, and Telus, will also accept the electronics back for recycling. In most cases, retailers will accept a variety of different electronics, batteries, and printer ink/toner cartridges for recycling, while manufacturers will only take back their own products.

3. Donate Old Electronics

Old electronics, such as cell phones or computers, that are still useable can easily be donated to a charity that will then distribute these devices to individuals and businesses in need. In some cases, charitable organizations may also handle recycling old electronics for a small fee, which would be used towards other charitable work. If you are unsure of which charitable organizations are accepting donations, consider checking with your provincial or municipal recycling programs to learn about local donation opportunities.

4. Hire a Junk Removal Company

For properly disposing of larger electronics, such as TVs or stereo equipment, consider hiring a junk removal company to handle the recycling or donation process for you. A reputable junk removal company will not only haul away your old electronics but will also ensure that everything is disposed of in the safest manner, keeping as much e-waste out of the landfill as possible.

If you would like to learn more junk removal tips on how to properly dispose of electronics, or if you are interested in one of our junk removal services or dumpster bin rentals, please contact Onestop Disposal at 604-613-5271. We are a junk removal company that is proud to offer services throughout Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, the Fraser Valley, and the surrounding areas.