There are many reasons why you might be tossing out your office’s old, broken, and outdated computers into the company dumpsters. It can be tempting to throw them out as many waste removal companies charge premium rates to remove and recycle electronics. But before you toss out office e-waste in the trash, consider the following reasons to have your Professional Building Maintenance Company handle that as part of your regular cleaning service.
Electronics can sometimes contain materials and chemicals that are hazardous to the environment. If your company is “Green”, you must recycle your electronics. If you’re not a green company, you should still consider the impact that throwing out old computers and e-waste will have on the earth.
While it isn’t illegal in all states, there are many areas that have criminalized throwing out electronics in the regular garbage. You may have seen in the news that the Target Corporation was fined over 22 million dollars by the state of California as a result of improperly disposing of hazardous waste.
Throwing away old computers makes your company very susceptible to information and data theft. Even if files have been wiped from the computers or scanners, the right dumpster diver can still find ways to access sensitive information. Don’t make yourself a victim; recycling e-waste ensures that all information that was stored is completely destroyed.
What Can We Remove?
- Phones and tablets
- outdated electronics
- and more, just ask!
Recycling office e-waste is the right thing to do. As a responsible business owner, don’t allow your company to throw electronics in the trash consider. Consider using your professional building maintenance company instead of a separate waste removal company to help consolidate costs, make removal easier, and recycle electronics. Contact us for a free estimate.