Nowadays, computer waste, including PC computers, monitors and handheld devices are becoming a bigger percentage of our waste stream. This is especially true in the Greater Seattle Area where we not only love our technology, but we also often work in the industry itself. While technologies like personal computers, handhelds and e-readers usually reduce the amount of our paper waste, they often end up building up in our closets and basements once they become obsolete. Fortunately there are solutions that don’t have any adverse effects on the environment. By calling Angel’s we will remove the items where they are located and recycle what cannot be reused. Most of what is contained in obsolete computers can be recycled and Seattle is among the most advanced cities in this field.
As of the end of 2005, it has been illegal to dispose of electronics, including computers and computer monitors, in the trash. The reason for this is that these devices contain significant amounts of hazardous materials. Computer monitors can contain several pounds of lead while electronic circuit boards also contain lead as well as cadmium and mercury.
Always use fully licensed removal services. Illegal haulers often have no traceable address. Improper disposal of computers can be traced back to owners leaving them with a possible fine. As a leading clean junk removal company, Angel’s will always maintain our green outlook and eco-friendly attitude to preserve the planet for future generations.