E-waste is electronic waste that includes computers, mobile phones, entertainment electronics like TVs and VCRs, fax machines, copiers, and other tech items that have been discarded by their original users.

How Does E-Waste Affect Our Environtment?

Electronic waste represents 2 percent of America's trash in landfills, but it equals 70 percent of overall toxic waste. E-waste is of concern largely due to the toxicity and carcinogenicity of some of the substances if processed improperly. Toxic substances in electronic waste may include lead, mercury, and cadmium. These toxic chemicals can leak into the land over time impacting nearby communities and the environment. While incineration of E-Waste releases heavy metal toxins into the air.

Reduce, Reuse, & RECYCLE!

Many of these electronic products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. You can reduce your generation of e-waste through smart procurement and good maintenance. Reuse still functioning electronics by donating or selling them to others that can use them. And recycle electronic items that cannot be repaired. This may come as a surprise but Hurtado Recycling will pick-up and recycle your e-waste for FREE!