Where to Recycle Electronics in Ohio?10
Recycling is good for the environment. You recycle plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, aluminum, and more, but what are you doing with your electronics? Did you know that you can recycle them too? Learn where to recycle electronics in Ohio, what electronics can and should be recycled, and the benefits of recycling your electronics.
Can You Just Throw Your Electronics in a Recycling Bin?
Electronics can be recycled but should not be thrown in a recycling bin. This is because traditional recycling centers run by municipalities or counties are only set up to handle typical recycled goods and electronics require wholly different processes to recycle them effectively. In fact, throwing electronics—or anything that shouldn’t be in your recycling bin—is often worse than just throwing the items in the trash.
Can You Throw Electronics in the Trash in Ohio?
Though it is unfortunately legal for residents to throw electronics in the trash in Ohio—more on that in a minute—businesses are subject to different rules and must consider the potential for hazardous waste such as mercury in the electronics that they are disposing of. For this reason, it is recommended that businesses seek out a recycling service to handle this process for them.
What to Look For in a Recycling Service?
When you are looking for a recycling service for your electronics you want one that:
- Has all the relevant certifications including an R2 Certification
- Contractually owns liability
- Offers data destruction services
- Does not outsource to other third-party vendors
E-recycling services that fit all of those standards are very few and far in between, and we should know because Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction is one of the few e-recycling services that does.
What Will Happen If Electronics Will End Up in the Trash?
The issue with electronics in the trash comes down to what’s contained in those electronics. There are countless toxic metals including mercury, lead, and even arsenic contained in not just some but most electronics.
Depending on the disposal process used in your community, it will either sit in a landfill where it will be subject to heat, pressure, and water. All of that could eventually allow those toxic metals to leach into the soil and groundwater. If your electronics don’t go to a landfill, they could be incinerated and those metals will end up in the atmosphere.
E-Recycling Services Serving Ohio
Sadoff E-Recycling and Data Destruction may not have locations in Ohio, but we do have locations in both Wisconsin and Nebraska. What does that mean for businesses in Ohio with electronics to recycle? We can easily freight your electronics to one of our locations and still provide all of our services. Not only does that include e-recycling but data destruction as well. Additionally, you may be interested in IT asset remarketing, where we take your old electronics, wipe any data, and resell them for you.
Get a Quote For Electronics Recycling Today
If your business might be interested in the services we offer at Sadoff, then we encourage you to reach out for a no-obligation quote today! Not only do we provide our services to Ohio, but we operate nationwide!
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