Throwing away your electronics is dangerous and may be illegal

As junk removal specialists, 123JUNK has seen a flood in outdated electronic items coming from homes and offices. Some of these items include:

  • Tube and flat screen TVs
  • Landline telephones and dumbphones
  • Turntables
  • Stereo systems
  • Answering machines
  • Copy machines
  • Electric typewriters
  • CD players
  • Cameras
  • Computers and Monitors
  • Appliances
  • even Arcade games

Throwing Out Outdated Electronics Can be Illegal

Sure, it’s easy to throw these electronic items, or e-waste, in the trash, but did you know that tossing them might be illegal? It is in 25 states. In fact, Virginia, Maryland, and all the Northeastern states have passed producer responsibility laws, an e-waste recycling legislation.

123JUNK e-Cycles

Shockingly, CRT monitors and big screen TVs can contain several pounds of lead. Flat screen televisions use mercury lamps. Over 40% of the heavy metals found in landfills come from discarded electronic equipment, toxins that can cause severe health hazards including brain and kidney damage.

123JUNK makes it our mission to recycle your old electronics by taking them to the proper e-recycling centers as part of our “Donate – Recycle – Dispose” philosophy of creating a greener environment. Here, items are disassembled for usable parts and metals, and toxic chemicals and removed and disposed of safely.

Gather up your old electronic items and call us to schedule a pickup. You and the environment will be glad you did. Contact 123JUNK today.

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