This may surprise you, but the United States produces the most electronic waste in the world. Each year, around 9.4 million tons of electronic waste is produced, but only 12% of it goes to recycling. The numbers are even higher when you take into account the rest of the world. Collectively, we produce around 20 to 50 million tons of electronic waste.
What can we do to help with proper waste disposal of electronic devices? Send them to a certified electronics recycling company like ours in Hughesville PA! A company that is R2:2013 certified, like KVS Computers, ensures that the recycling of electronics is done in a responsible manner that is safe for the environment, even in the situation of COVID-19. Without being officially certified, electronics recycling may harm, not help the environment. The R2:2013 certification requires recyclers to uphold the highest standards.
Here at KVS Computers in Hughesville, PA, we accept most types of electronics so we can responsibly recycle them. We are trusted and recognized in the Williamsport, PA area, all of Lycoming County as well as surrounding areas, for residential or commercial electronics recycling removal. Anything from old phones, laptops, desktops, computer monitors, tablets, printers and much more, we’ve got you covered!
Why is Recycling Electronic Devices Important?
Most electronic devices are made up of many different materials, so recycling electronic devices is not as simple as recycling paper or plastics. But the effort that goes into recycling electronic devices is worth it. For example, if one million cell phones were recycled properly through collection programs, it would produce 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium. These are all valuable metals that can then be turned into things such as jewellery, watches, surgical instruments, and much more!
Certified electronics recycling companies in Lycoming County, like KVS Computers, will collect, refurbish and resell electronics to give them a second life and to keep them out of the waste stream.
If electronics are improperly disposed of, it could impact the environment in a negative manner. The main concern is that electronic devices take years to decompose and as they do, they release chemicals into the soil and groundwater.
Similarly, when not recycled, they will either end up in landfills or the ocean. If they end up in landfills, they will be incinerated. The fumes caused by burning plastic, metal, and glass produce dangerous emissions. These emissions can harm both animals and humans and they contribute to climate change. If the items end up in the ocean, it could gravely damage the marine ecosystem.
Instead of throwing out your retired desktops, laptops or tablets bring such products to KVS Computers in Hughesville, PA and we can provide support with the better handling and recycling of your unwanted devices in a cost-efficient manner. Recycling your electronics with a certified electronics recycler is a terrific way to go green, protect your data and do your part in helping the environment.
What We Do at KVS Computers
KVS Computers is an experienced certified electronics recycling company. As a certified recycler, we ensure that your devices are recycled responsibly and that no data breaches occur as we use secure data destruction methods.
We value the proper recycling of electronics as we want to help consumers and companies reduce their carbon footprint and protect them from environmental liabilities and guidelines and law as per the municipality.
We would be happy to accept almost any electronic device you have that is unwanted or ready to be retired. We refurbish and resell them to ensure that the items are getting the most use possible and not sent to a landfill.
What We Recycle
Are you wondering what electronics we recycle? Here is a list of some of the things we can accept for recycling:
- Desktop Computers
- Phones (cell phones and landline phones systems)
- Fax machines
- Networking gear
- Medical Equipment
- Computer Monitors
This is not a comprehensive list as there are too many types of electronics in the world to include every device on our list. But if you have questions as to whether we accept your device for electronics recycling, you are welcome to contact us. We do charge a small fee to recycle certain items. If you are interested in finding out more about our recycling services and the fees we charge, please call us.
How to Reach Us
If you have devices that need recycling, feel free to visit us at 71 W Water St, Hughesville PA during our normal office hours to drop them off. For business clients, we do offer a pickup service at your location for a small fee. Get in touch with our team to learn more about the services we offer.
We are in the electronic recycling business because we wish to see more citizens practice going green and do not want to see improper disposal of electronics ruin our planet. Recycling electronics is 100% possible and we want to help the people of Pennsylvania do their part.
Don’t hesitate to call us at 570-312-0479, email us at email@example.com or simply visit our office today for any further information. We look forward to helping you responsibly recycle your electronic devices!