Appliance Hauling and Ewaste Removal in Austin

Appliance Hauling and Ewaste Removal in Austin

Appliance hauling and Ewaste removal is important. These items are entering our landfills at an alarming rate. We need to do our personal best to dispose of these items properly. It should be our goal to limit items entering the Austin, TX landfills, especially things that could be dangerous to the environment. 

It is essential to understand that many of these items can be recycled. While we don’t think about it, electronic waste or eWaste is electronic scrap components like items found inside your PC or an electronic product. Typical items include circuit boards, cathode ray tubes, raw materials, and batteries.

These items can contain potentially harmful materials like cadmium, beryllium, and lead. It is essential to recycle and dispose of these items carefully. Additionally, it is important when recycling e-Waste that these items are handled correctly so as not to expose workers and communities, mainly developing countries, to health risks.

Keep Ewaste out of the Austin, TX landfill

Keep Austin landfills free of chemicals

If you take the time to look around Austin, you will find several places where you can drop off computers and cell batteries. If you think about our lifestyle, we have disconnected most of our electronic items from external power. While batteries liberate our lifestyle, they can also put a tremendous strain on the environment.

Close your eyes for a moment and think about how many cell phones, PCs, flashlights, tablets, and other electronic items are in Travis County. What would happen if they all ended up in the landfill! Yikes! Additionally, every day, we are buying and building more and more battery-powered items. Every battery that we can divert from the landfill is a victory. As they say, a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step (or battery in this case).

While we don’t often think about it, unwanted home appliances are a significant burden for our environment. First, there is the sheer number of washer dryers, refrigerators, microwaves, and other major appliances that clog our landfills every day. Many times, after working with customer service for hours and calling the local repair service, you find that your home appliance has seen better days.

Refrigerants in older appliances need proper disposal

Many older appliances contain CFC freon, a refrigerant chemical that is known to damage the ozone. It is essential to think about how you will properly dispose of your freezer or refrigerator. They must go to a recycling center that can deal with the freon in the system. Removal and recycling is important!

Often, a stove, oven, refrigerator, washing machine, or dishwasher may still have some life. Perhaps you are remodeling your house, and you want to upgrade your home appliances. Remodeling is a perfect chance to give these old appliances a new life! Yes, your refrigerator may be avocado green, but if it can still keep food cold, it will be a lifesaver to someone else.

Other issues with refrigerators and freezers, they are heavy! If you decide to take your item to the recycling center, make sure that you properly prepare your work area for safe removal. You will need a dolly, protective covers, and a healthy back. Better yet, let a professional junk removal company do the heavy lifting.

Once you get to your vehicle, make sure that you can lift it into the back of the truck and strap it down appropriately. Also, expect to pay a freon gas disposal fee when you drop off a freezer or refrigerator. Yes, nothing in life is easy! Unless you call a professional, furniture and junk removal service.

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Please think twice before taking it to the landfill. Not only can these items have chemicals, commonly, they are also big! Often you can take a washer and dryer to the metal yard. A scrap metal yard is a great choice. Not only does the appliance gets recycled, but the volume is removed from the product. Just think about how much bulk ends up in the landfill.

As you ponder what to do with your old, usable stove as your new stove gets installed, think about repurposing or donating. If it doesn’t work, make sure it ends up at the metal yard. But please work to keep it out of the landfill.

The United Nations and the United States are all concerned with electronic equipment entering the global landfill. Austin, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US. 

Let’s all work hard to recycle and eliminate e-Waste and appliances from entering one of our local landfills. If you need help, call a full-service junk removal company like The Junkluggers to pick up your appliance and take it to a recycling facility as scrap metal. We provide a professional disposal service for home and business. Let’s end illegal dumping in Travis County. Remember, if you see it, report it and stop it!

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