Curbside Recycling is it Safe?

curb side ewasteHaving unquestionable faith in the curbside electronic pickups can be challenging. When we have spent technology that dearly needs to be recycled, reclaimed, or reused, it’s our responsibility to seek out a good recycling company who can be trusted to dispose them properly. When we place our belongings on the curb, do we know what happens to them? Will they be portioned off responsibly, or sold to the highest bidder in another country?
Often it’s hard enough to give up our technology; doing the right thing to help the environment. We do become attached to that monitor, cellphone, laptop, or tablet, and we often give them nicknames. It’s for our own good that we replace what has outlived its usefulness; however, we need to find a responsible recycler – one who is accountable for reselling the parts to the right handler once we have learned to let go.
BlueStar Recycling Company, in Hayward, CA is an experienced recycler that we can depend on for disposing of our electronics correctly. We can be assured that once the components, glass, wire, metal, and plastics have all been separated, a trusted third party may get involved in the sale of those parts to build new, current, and often cutting-edge technology that will help make our lives easier and more efficient.
Before you place your electronics on the curb, please consider a person-to-person pick up or drop-off with BlueStar Recycling Company – a responsible recycle, reuse, reclaim, and resale enterprise.

Blue Star Electronics (E-Waste recycling)

What Happened To My Old Ipod?

So…now you have made a conscious effort to help the environment, and safely dispose of your electronic waste (e-waste); ipods, hard drives, computers, printers, cellphones, monitors, laptops, batteries, etc. Upon asking yourself what happens to them now; you need to know how this impacts our earth.

The recycling process can be tedious and difficult. From circuit boards, to wire, to small knobs on speakers; while nearly all electronic parts can be recycled, each one must be carefully considered in the process of what’s next.

Steel, plastic, glass; many parts of the electronic units are stripped out and separated, even the copper wire. Once separated, parts are sold to recycling houses to be constructed into other uses – perhaps other computers, printers, handheld devices, etc.

Each item has a “house” or place to go in the U.S. when it’s of no more use. The copper wire for example, is collected and sent to a wire cutter, and a smelting (melting) house. Plastics are sold to a plastics recycling company, and the same is true for the steel, glass, gold, and other precious metals.

Almost 100% of an electronic item can be recycled. This is huge in the grand scheme of how we treat our planet. Think about this as you decide to let your electronics “go” due to age, poor performance, or the need for the latest in upgrades that make you more successful by improving your efficiency.