Electronic Waste Disposal
Electronic Waste Disposal

Electronic Waste Disposal in London

With modern technology, we have gotten several appliances such as electric toothbrushes, washing machines, computers, phones, and tables. Many people love updating their electrical appliances, leaving them with several appliances to dispose of, while some aren’t keen on updating them.

Whichever category you fall in, you will deal with disposing of unwanted or old appliances at some point. Disposing electrical appliances is a big task because it involves some steps to avoid releasing harmful chemicals into the environment.

Over 27 million phones are produced yearly, and since the market saturation for phones was reached about a decade ago, many phones require disposal since people always get newly produced phones.

Electrical appliances mostly consist of plastic, metal and small amounts of material that harm the environment. Most electrical appliances can easily undergo recycling,  and others in good condition are reusable.

A good option for people who own electrical appliances and no longer need them is sending them to charitable organisations that accept used appliances.

When your device is due for disposal, and it isn’t working, recycling is the next option. Electrical appliances like washing machines are easily recyclable. Their outer casing comprises mostly metal, while the drum and chassis are metal, and the electrical motor windings are copper. Recycling plastic parts like logic boards and circuit is more difficult.

Small electrical devices, including phones, laptops and tablets, are mostly recyclable. IT, including television, phones, tablets and computers, and WEEE, are under the new 2014 law. This law classifies these items as hazardous and shouldn’t be in general waste.

Some manufacturers encourage recycling by offering some part exchange value for old devices. This is common with phone manufacturers.

Before committing to recycling electrical appliances, you may consider selling them for extra cash. Common places to sell your electrical appliance include eBay and Gumtree. You can also donate the items to charity shops accepting used electrical items.

Since the lockdown, many new fix and repair clubs are emerging, inspired by television programmes like the Repair Shop. Some reasons for this new wave of repair clubs include the following:

  • It allows you to save money on repairing items instead of buying a new one
  • Repairing and refurbishing old electrical items is sustainable and prevents old devices from getting dumped in landfills
  • People involved in the repairs learn new skills
  • The feeling of getting a device that works like a new one without spending a lot is satisfying

If you aren’t interested in repairing or selling an old device and don’t know how to properly dispose of it, you can hire an expert removal company. London Rubbish Collection can help make your electrical appliance disposal and recycling easy.  

We will arrive at your property to collect the appliance and carry out any of these three options.

  • Reuse – this option is best for the plant
  • Recycling – we can recycle metal parts and some plastics
  • We treat only a small amount before sending it to landfills

London Rubbish Removal offers top-rated electrical appliance removal services, including household clearance, WEEE disposal and office clearance.

Call us on 020 37451098 to book our electrical appliance disposal service.

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