Why Recycle Electronics
Many people don’t realize that electronics are made of valuable resources such as precious metals, plastics and glass. Many of these materials require energy to manufacture. Electronic equipment that gets thrown away also throws out these valuable resources and generates more pollution in order to manufacture new products.Certain electronics such as monitors and circuit boards contain toxic substances like lead, mercury, and chromium. When these heavy metals get dumped into the solid waste stream it becomes a concern with state and local officials since they pose an environmental risk. Electronic recycling is a great solution. Effective September 1st 2010, many consumer electronics are banned from landfills. It is up to you to make sure that your old electronics are recycled properly.
KGMB & Recycling
KGMB accepts cell phones, chargers, and PDA's for recycling during office hours
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