In London, no one knows more about recycling than KwikSweep.
As waste removal experts, we know exactly how hard it can be to get rid of electronic gadgets, and now that Christmas is over, it is worth looking into how to recycle the ones we no longer need.
Around 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste, defined as discarded products with a plug or battery, was generated in 2016. This is an 8 per cent rise on 2014’s 3.3 metric tonnes, and shows how important it has become to properly dispose of electronic appliances and gadgets.
E-waste is in fact the world’s fastest-growing waste category. Low electronic prices mean we no longer care about preserving the lives of our gadgets, and instead prefer to constantly replace our electronics.
So, here are four tips to get rid of you old e-gadgets without hurting the environment.
We are always ready to collect all electronic waste. All you have to do is give us a call, or use our App to have one of our teams collect your junk in less than 24 hours.
Do this always. And before you do anything else. Most electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets, carry a lot of personal data. Always wipe your device before you get rid of it to avoid your personal information being stolen.
If you only have a small e-device to throw away, check which recycle centre you should take this to. All products sporting a plug, which use batteries, or need charging can be recycled.
If you no longer need an e-gadget, and it still works, give it away to a charity! Many charities and schools welcome electronics like fridges and TVs in working conditions.
Recycling is simple.
But remember. If you have a lot of e-waste to get rid of, or you do not feel like doing it yourself, you can always rely on us.
Helping you is our mission.