What Electronic Items Can be Recycled?
You might be surprised at what can be recycled these days. Most typical household and consumer items with internal hardware, a power plug, or a battery can be safely and efficiently recycled with an electronics recycling program. Even if your devices aren’t in working order, there are plastic, metal, glass, palladium, copper, silver, and even gold elements that can be recovered and reused. By keeping these metals from ending up in the trash, e-cycling helps keep consumer prices low, while reducing the need to mine new metals or produce new parts. Some examples of e-waste include smartphones, tablets, computers and computer components, electronic toys, microwaves, printers, and scanners. With e-cycling, batteries, computer chips, digital displays, wiring, and other components can all find new life again.
Wondering what you can’t recycle? Our Chicago electronic recycling facility is not accepting televisions at this time. Call PROSHRED® Chicago and speak with a representative to find out more!