Let’s face it, in today’s day of the smartphone, tablets, and everything electronic, everyone has some sort of electronic device lying around their home that they don’t use collecting dust. There are some organizations that do, believe it or not, take our used or unwanted electronic devices and recycle them; which will free up any space that they have been taking up in your houses, countertops, or drawers. So, pull out those unused electronics and let’s discuss who to give them to.
ERI is one of, if not the biggest electronic recycling company in the United States. This company was founded in 2002 by a Mr. John Shegerian. Known for it’s “green DNA”, this company is a completely green company, even down to the furniture that is used. They process more than 250 million pounds of electronic waste annually and have eight locations in the United States
- Fresno, CA
- Summer, WA
- Aurora, CO
- Flower Mound, TX
- Plainfield, IN
- Badin, NC
- Raleigh, NC
- Holliston, MA
Republic Services is a recycling company that was started in 1996 and is now the second largest domestic recycling company in the United States. The company states that is guided by the five the five R’s: respectful, responsible, reliable, resourceful, and relentless. They have a number of facilities across the United States and Puerto Rico. The company does offer a number of programs, including a mail back and a pack-up and pick-up programs.
Last but certainly not least, in our electronic recycling journey, is Source America. Source America works with nonprofit organizations that employ people with special needs and or disabilities for the last forty years. Not only does Source America recycle your old unused electronics, they also manage traditional recycling. Source America does take recycling products from businesses and use a company called CyclePoint to do so. CyclePoint does have 70 listed drop-off sites across the United States.
All of these companies are good options for recycling those electronics that are collecting dust. So why not pull them out and let them have a new home somewhere else. Whether it be for parts or just refurbished. You never know, you may be helping someone in one way or another; plus in a world all about the environment, you will be doing your part to help out as well.