We all know that putting our old electronic goods straight in the garbage bin is bad for the environment, but many of us still do it. This type of inaction is often not because we are lazy, but because we have no idea how to properly dispose of things like our old phones, TVs, and DVD players. If you’re trying to figure out what to do with some of your outdated or broken electronics, here are some ways to dispose of them correctly while caring for the environment at the same time.
A number of charities and thrift stores will accept old electronic goods as donations. They often distribute these to local people who cannot afford to buy new ones and to schools in local neighbourhoods. However, the size and age can be a factor in whether they will accept them or not, so it’s important to reach out to each location individually to find out about their requirements.
Sell to a Pawn Shop
You can try to get cash for your old electronics by bringing them to a pawn shop. However, most pawn shops will only give you money if it still works, has all the parts, and looks good. You’ll also likely have to visit a few shops and negotiate a little to get a fair price as they know what is likely to sell well in their part of town and what is not.
Have a Garage Sale
If you have a number of items to get rid of you can always host a garage sale to sell off all your outdated electronic goods. People love garage sales, and they’re a fun way to sell some of your stuff without having to visit a pawn shop. If you only have a few items, you could always approach another garage sale in your area and see if they are willing to sell your belongings for a commission.
Every city and town has different rules on what you can recycle and where you can dispose of your electronics. To find out what your area offers as part of their recycling plan, check your local government services website for details. If you need to drop off the electronics or batteries at a distant location, it may be a better idea to call a junk removal service who can recycle the goods for you.
Call us at Junk Ninja
When you don’t want to drive halfway across town to get to a recycling centre, call us instead! We’ll come directly to your home and provide you with a no-obligation volume-based quote right then and there. If you agree, we’ll take your junk away and recycle it for you. It’s really as simple as that.
Don’t spend countless hours running around your area trying to find a way to dispose of your electronic items properly. Call us at Junk Ninja instead, and we’ll take care of it for you!