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Busting Myths: The Truth About Electronic Waste

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In today’s tech-driven world, electronic waste (e-waste) has become one of the fastest-growing waste streams. E-waste refers to discarding electronic devices, including smartphones, computers, and appliances. As technology evolves, the lifecycle of these gadgets shortens, resulting in more e-waste. As a leader in responsible electronics recycling, High Tech Recycling is committed to educating the public […]

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Video Tape Recycling: How to Properly Dispose of Old VHS Tapes

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We do not accept VHS tapes or other magnetic media at this time. During the 1980s and mid-1990s, VHS tapes were the dominant home video format in the world. Then gave rise to DVDs, followed by their 1080-pixel high-definition successors, Blu-ray. By now, many people have re-purchased their favorite films in a higher quality format […]

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How to Recycle Old DVD & VCR Players

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With today’s digital streaming services, DVDs and VCRs have become a thing of the past. However, many households still have them lying around. So, what do you do with those old, outdated electronics? Simply throwing them in the trash can harm the environment, as they contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. In […]

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What to Know About Video Camera Recycling

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E-waste or electronic waste refers to unusable or unwanted electronics and electrical components, which covers everything from old cell phones and video cameras to computers and hard drives. Electrical products and components contain toxic chemicals and dangerous metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Not only are these contaminants hazardous to the environment, but […]

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Erasing Hard Drives With Magnets

Are you getting rid of a computer? Make sure that before you part ways with your device, you wipe the hard drive, as it removes any personal or sensitive data that might be stored on the device. Contrary to what you may think, clearing your web browsing history or emptying your recycling bin doesn’t permanently […]

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Video Game Console Recycling

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Nothing gets hardcore gamers more excited than upgrading to brand-new consoles. The new Xbox Series X has already sold millions of consoles globally, and PlayStation® has already announced the release of the PlayStation® 6 within the next two years. With new consoles coming out almost every year from one or more of the major video […]

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The Laptop Recycling Process: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Electronic waste (e-waste) isn’t a minor problem. According to a Statista dossier,  the amount of electronic waste generated worldwide has continually increased since 2010. In fact, the most recent data from 2019 shows that 53.6 million metric tons of e-waste was generated in just one year. Although screens/monitors, and small IT equipment, like laptops, only […]

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The Importance of Recycling Smartphones

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If you had to make a list of some of the most commonly used electronic devices in existence, smartphones would be right at the top. Every year, new models are introduced on the market, and every year millions of people upgrade from older models. You may even be one of those people.  If you are […]

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