Electronics contain hazardous heavy metals like lead and mercury. If they’re simply thrown into a landfill these substances will leech into the ground and poison the soil, as well as any groundwater it encounters. That’s why R.A.K.I. has a policy that we will never dump anything you turn over to us into any landfill.
Proper electronics recycling also protects you from identity theft and information theft. Before we recycle your electronics we permanently erase all sensitive data.
How big of a problem is e-waste?
Americans throw away 9.4 million tons of electronic waste products every year. Only 12.5% of this e-waste gets recycled. The amount of precious metals that find their way into landfills alone is staggering. One million cell phones, for example, can contain up to 75 pounds of gold. Electronics also contain copper, silver, and palladium. At this point, it’s easier and more productive to recycle electronics than it is to mine these metals from the earth. In addition, electronics manufacturing carries a high carbon footprint.
If you care about the environment and want to be a responsible steward for the planet, electronics waste recycling is one of the most impactful things you can do.
Four reasons to trust R.A.K.I. Computer with your e-waste:
- Work with a company holding top-level industry certifications.
- Get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re working with an ethical company who won’t secretly send your electronics on to landfills.
- R.A.K.I.’s perfected processing systems allow us to offer some of the industry’s most competitive prices.
- On-site or off-site evaluation services are offered to all customers free of charge.