IT technology evolves at a dizzying pace, quickly rendering older devices like computers, printers, laptops and cell phones obsolete in a matter of only a few years. This has led to the enormous electronic waste (e-waste) problem not only here in the United States, but globally.
Disposing of old electronics like computers and printers can be a challenge, with the potential risks not only of polluting landfills, groundwater, soil, and the air above, but also identity theft from old discarded hard drives and personal devices.
JunkGator has hundreds of reliable junk hauler partners located all across the United States ready, willing, and able to haul away computers and printers from your home or office and to dispose of electronics in a safe, environmentally-friendly manner.
Computer and printer recycling and disposal services
Electronics can’t simply be tossed out with your ordinary household trash but instead must be recycled properly to reduce the impact of e-waste on the environment. In some states, improper disposal of electronics can lead to fines or, in some cases, prosecution with the potential of imprisonment (especially for commercial businesses caught illegally dumping old electronics).
JunkGator’s network of over 500 junk haulers provide safe, compliant, and affordable computer and printer removal services and much more, including house cleanouts, office cleanouts, and bulky item removal. Our junk haulers can help remove old home and office electronics, office hardware, PCs, peripherals (mouses, keyboards, headsets), TVs, monitors, printers, photocopiers, scanners, gaming equipment, laptops, cell phones, fax machines, CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, stereo systems, cords, video arcade machines, routers, modems, and much more.
Frequently asked questions
How do I throw away an old laptop?
To throw away an old laptop, you should always start by safely destroying or wiping any sensitive data contained on the hard drive. The computer can then be resold, donated, or recycled as a last resort. Avoid throwing away the laptop in the trash because in many states this is an illegal activity.
Can I throw out an old computer in the dumpster?
No, in many states throwing away an old computer in trash destined for a landfill is illegal. Instead of risking penalties for dumping an old computer, consider harvesting the components and selling them, donating it to a friend or family member, donating it to charity, or recycling it as a last resort.
Does removing a computer’s hard drive remove all data?
No, removing a hard drive does not remove all data. In order to securely destroy all data contained on a hard drive, it is necessary to resort to measures such as shredding, degaussing, punching, incinerating, or wiping the data before discarding of the hard drive (or what’s left of it).
How do I get rid of an old printer?
Old printers contain electronic components and therefore cannot simply be left curbside with your trash. Instead, old printers must be recycled as a last resort. Old but still functional printers can be resold, donated, or refurbished which removes the need to take them to a recycling facility.
Environmentally-friendly computer and printer disposal services
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