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The 5 Options for Electronics Waste Removal

The rising amount of electronic waste is becoming a major concern globally. In 2014, there was an estimated 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste produced, as demand for new technology continues to rise it's thought the number will continue to rise as well. This article will take you through 5 different options on what to do with your electronic equipment when it comes to the end of its life cycle. Panda Environmental can help to provide you with waste removal and recycling solutions that are both efficient and effective. Click here to find out more about Panda Environmental.


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1. Keep or Reuse Them

This is one of the more obvious options you have available, before you toss your old devices, particularly your desktop or laptop computers, you should do everything in your power to reuse them. A PC dating back to the Paleozoic era can sometimes get a new lease on life if you're willing to spend a little time and cash on it.


2. Re-Sell Them

This is a great way to get rid of old  TV’s, speakers, cell phones, laptops, MP3 players, guitars — practically anything with a power cord, really — as well as make a few bucks. Remember sometimes, one man's trash is another man's treasure.


3. Don't Put Them In The Waste

This seems to be a popular choice around the world, but it's certainly one of the worst for the environment. Throwing smaller items in the trash may seem like an easy and simple solution however these types of electronics add up quickly and end up having a significant impact on our environment. Please choose and environmentally friendly way of getting rid of your electronic waste!


4. Donate Them

A great way to re-use your unwanted electronics and service your community is to donate them. While your old electronics may not mean much to you, they may mean the world to somebody in need. Some of the top donation services which accept electronics in Canada include the Canadian Diabetes Association, Goodwill, and Habitat for Humanity.


5. Recycle Them

Should you determined that your electronic item is no longer usable recycling them is a much better choice for the environment.  Electronic waste contain many valuable recourses such as iron, copper, silver, and even gold. Electronic recyclers break down your electronics to obtain these valuable materials in order to make something new in the same way that paper is recycled to make new paper products.  Items which are usually accepted for recycling include:


  • Cell phones/home phones
  • Desktop Computers & computer accessories
  • TV's
  • Printers and Scanners
  • VCR/DVD Players
  • Radios
  • Copiers
  • Fax Machines
  • Stereos
  • Cameras and Video Recorders
  • Keyboards
  • Laptops


Whatever you choose, be sure to weigh out all of your options. To learn more about how Panda Environmental can help you with your electronic waste contact us today!


Panda Environmental Waste and Recycling Solutions 

Panda Environmental provides professional waste handling solutions that are designed to be efficient and effective.  We offer electronic waste recycling, as well as many other types of recycling and composting methods that are designed to keep waste out of landfills. Click here to view a full list of our services. Panda operates across Southern Ontario. Our exact service area depends on the type of waste removal.


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