July 17, 2024

Tax Benefits and Rebates for Solar Panel Recycling

What happens when solar panels reach their end-of-life, usually between 25 and 30 years? In the rush to make rooftop solar panels affordable across the U.S., not as much thought went into what happens after. This became trending news in 2022 when California landfills started filling up with the panels. California was one of the first […]

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June 26, 2024

Computer Monitor Recycling: What to Do With Your Desktop

The average lifespan of a desktop is shorter than you might realize. Most only last upwards of three years, unless you take very good care of it. Then, you might get five to eight years. Technology changes quickly, and that helps components become obsolete pretty quickly.Monitors last longer than that. You can often get up […]

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June 18, 2024

Electronics Disposal: The Basics of Responsible Recycling

How many electronic items do you own? Like most people, you probably have a cellphone, laptop or desktop computer, and TV. What about a smart speaker, security camera, tablet, e-reader, rechargeable power tools, remotes, and computer monitor? Studies find the average U.S. home has 28 devices. In 2018, U.S. consumers generated 2.7 million tons of electronic […]

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June 11, 2024

AI-powered devices are coming. How can businesses best dispose of their older hardware

If not disposed of properly, a business could be opening itself up to serious problems.All hardware, including hard drives, pictured here, should be responsibly recycled for security and sustainability reasons./Getty Images by Gene MarksPublished June 11, 2024, 5:00 a.m. ETMicrosoft Corp. announced last month a new collaboration with PC manufacturers to launch new laptops and other devices that […]

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May 31, 2024

How to Recycle Alkaline Batteries in Bulk

Many districts lack alkaline battery recycling and advise locals to throw their alkaline batteries out. Recycling options tend to focus more on car and lawnmower batteries, lithium-ion batteries, and other rechargeable batteries. Did you know that recycling alkaline batteries is just as important?While many devices now use rechargeable batteries, some household electronics take alkaline batteries […]

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May 2, 2024

Disposing of Alkaline Batteries: What You Need to Know

How are you disposing of alkaline batteries? All of the batteries you use around a home or business – 9-volt, AA, AAA, C, D, etc. – are all examples of single-use alkaline battery sizes. It’s the Energizer, Duracell, Rayovac, and generic store brand batteries you purchase in stores.Single-use batteries go into fire/smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, flashlights, […]

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April 29, 2024

Cell Phone Recycling: What to Do With Old Technology

In the U.S., consumers replace their cell phones every two and a half to three years. In general, Samsung offers five to seven years of security updates. Google Pixels get five years of security updates. The iPhone’s security updates end after about five years. The lesser-known Fairphone promises security updates for seven years. When new viruses, […]

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April 4, 2024

Alkaline Battery Recycling: Notable Public-Private Partnerships

Alkaline batteries, also known as single-use batteries, are the batteries you use each day in things like smoke detectors, remotes, and portable radios. When they run out of energy, it used to be commonplace to throw them into the household trash. In some communities, it’s what people are told to do.Trashing alkaline batteries isn’t the […]

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