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What is the Right Way to Get Rid of Electronics?

All of us are trying to do our part and be responsible when disposing of  our junk and recycling. When it comes to old electronics, you may think that you can just throw it out like regular trash. 


However, electronic disposal needs to be done correctly. Here’s how to do it right. 


The Right Way to do Electronic Disposal in Calgary 


Hire a Junk Removal Team 

First, you want to look for experts that can handle electronics, such as The Junk Movement team. Thanks to our recycling partners, we know how to properly recycle these devices so their parts and materials can be reused in the future. 


If you have any electronics, we offer pick-up services to remove large TVs, appliances, printers, computers, and more. Remember, these items cannot be thrown away like regular garbage.


For smaller items, please speak to our team or read about Calgary’s laws regarding disposing of small electronics, so you can see how you should throw them away in a responsible manner. 


(**Learn about “The Different Types of Recyclables” right here!


Offer it to People of Need 

You can donate your old electronics to charities or someone in need if it is still working. So if you have an older phone, computer, or TV, you can make sure that somebody else gets to benefit from them. 


Whether your electronics are working or not, working, you can schedule an appointment with our experts here, and we’ll happily collect them from you and recycle them properly

E-waste - used electronics which are destined for refurbishment, reuse, resale, salvage recycling through material recovery, or disposal.  Hazardous Electronic waste

**Be Wary of Your Data Storage 

If you are trying to throw away an old computer or laptop, organizations may offer data destruction. This will ensure that your hard drive is wiped clean so that important personal information isn’t stolen. To be as safe as possible, you should always do your best to wipe your hard drive before you throw away your computer or laptop.


Buyback Deals 

You may even be surprised to learn that some brands have a buyback program. They will provide you with credits that you can use to purchase their products if you recycle with them.


Apple is a perfect example of this. They provide hundreds of dollars in gift cards to recycle their old products with them. It’s a win-win because you can purchase new electronics, and they can reclaim some of the precious metals in their products.


The Junk Movement is committed to making junk removal in Calgary easy. Our mission is to optimize junk removal by putting the money we collected from recycling back into the community. Whether it’s for furniture or garbage removal in Calgary, our company is eco-conscious, sustainable, transparent and believes in good value. Our team is friendly and will be happy to assist you with all your junk and waste removal in Calgary. From residents to commercial clients, for a company that cares about your waste, trust The Junk Movement.

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