In 2018, produced 49.8 million metric tons of e-waste was produced. And a large portion of it includes the kinds of electronic equipment small businesses use. But consider this. Recyclers recover literally thousands of pounds of copper, silver and even gold can be recovered from smartphones alone.  So check out some top e-waste recycling tips to help you lessen what winds up in landfill.

Use the Cloud
Purchasing at least some of the software and storage space you use on the cloud helps. You’ll lessen the demands you put on your business computers’ hard drive so they actually last longer. It’s a proactive move so you’ll need to recycle less. Google Cloud has storage options that make it a reliable green choice. If you’re a little wary of this SaaS model and want to start with a name you can trust, this will work.

Use a Junk Removal Service That Recycles
If your business is big enough that you produce e-waste on a regular basis, junk removal companies can handle the recycling for you. Lots of small business owners don’t have the time to research local drop off points in their municipalities. Companies like Junk King offer e-waste removal and recycling services. You can text them a photo of everything from computers, to monitors and printers to get started.

Contact the Manufacturer
The chances are you can contact the manufacturer of your electronics and/ will have  an E-waste recycling program. Industry-leading companies like Best Buy have even set goals for their version. They want to recycle 200 pounds of e-waste by the end of / 2020.

Ramp Up the Culture
Having everybody onboard by adopting a good E-waste recycling culture helps. One excellent method is to celebrate these recycling goals. Having an employee lunch when certain targets are met is a great way to bring everyone together under a green banner.

Destroy Data
One of the concerns your supervisors and managers might have is about sensitive data and recycling. Everyone’s anxieties about company secrets falling into the wrong hands can be smoothed over. You need to hire a company that destroys your data before recycling.

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