What To Do with Those Old, So-Last-Season Gadgets?
The holidays have come and gone. The lights and decorations are packed away in storage bins ready for next year. With the holiday clutter put away, you may just now be setting up your new television, tablet, computer or other electronic gadget that was on your wish list.
But what do you do with your old devices? They take up a lot of room, yes. But more importantly, they contain sensitive information and harmful materials like arsenic, lead and mercury. To secure you and your family from data theft and to ensure the hazardous material doesn’t harm our environment; electronics need to be disposed of differently than other waste.
According to the EPA, Americans generate more than 3.1 million tons of electronic waste annually and about 60 percent of that ends up in the trash. At the same time, data breaches cost U.S. businesses an average of $7 million a year.
What can you do?
As a resident, you can take advantage of Republic’s Electronics Recycling Mail-Back Program. It is a quick and easy-to-use solution, using prepaid, pre-addressed mail back boxes; you package and ship your devices for recycling at your convenience. The Mail-Back Program is also available to businesses.
Additionally, we offer a Pack-Up and Pick-Up Program, which is a convenient option for customers with larger volumes of electronic materials. A trailer is provided for easy loading and then Republic will haul it away. There is also a full-service offering, which includes complete onsite packaging and logistics tailored to your business’ unique needs.
All of these electronics recycling solutions include the use of BlueGuard™ to ensure comprehensive destruction of your data while helping keep harmful materials from negatively impacting the environment.
Together, we can dispose of our electronics waste responsibly while ensuring our information security. Learn more about Republic’s electronics recycling programs and help preserve our Blue Planet.