With the rapid advancement of technology, we find a large amount of our electronic devices quickly becoming obsolete. From televisions and computers to smartphones and MP3 players, most old and used electronics can be recycled and re-purposed that can help extend their life. Unfortunately, a large amount of electronic products still ends up being grouped in with normal garbage, creating e-waste.
The Toxicity of E-Waste
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) does not consider e-waste as a “hazardous waste” since it is not immediately harmful to the environment or people that come into contact. However, the DTSC recognized that e-waste contains hazardous materials that can be extremely dangerous if not handled and disposed of appropriately.
One of the most harmful elements of e-waste hauling and disposal is something known as a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), which is what older computer monitors and television used to display the picture that appeared on screen. Devices that utilize these CRT’s have long since been made obsolete due to the emergence of LCD and LED technology, and have thus been discarded at a very rapid pace. Unfortunately, the average cathode ray tube contains anywhere between 2 and 10 pounds of lead, a commonly recognized toxic substance. Other common consumer electronic devices (CEDs) like cell phones, calculators, radios, and other electronics that can be found in the home or office, have been recognized by the DTSC to contain toxic or hazardous substances as well.
The Fast Haul E-Waste Solution
If you’re looking to discard you old electronics, give Fast Haul a call today! We proudly offer e-waste hauling services to the San Francisco Bay Area. We ensure that your electronic devices are handled with care and delivered to reliable recycling centers that are designated to handle e-waste. At Fast Haul, we’re passionate about protecting our environment, and making our world a better place to live with one junk-filled truck at a time. Contact us at 1-800-919-4285, or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to providing the quality junk hauling services that we have been known for since 1993.