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Electronic Waste (E-WASTE) Recycling

The Paper Depot is committed to the preservation of our environment as is evident in our Secured Destruction and Paper Recycling Services. The Paper Depot's processes are dedicated to optimizing recycling and diverting as much as possible away from the landfills.

The Paper Depot can also assist companies and home owners with the proper and legal handling of E Waste. Keeping outdated equipment at your facility takes up storage space and in some instances could be a workplace hazard as employees try to move them to get to something else. The Paper Depot helps by providing a service that ensures all electronics are disposed in an environmentally friendly manner. E Waste applies to items such as:

  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Cell Phones
  • Monitors
  • Plotters
  • Keyboards
  • 2-Way Radios
  • Copiers
  • Networking Equipment
  • TV's
  • Radios
  • Computers

In most instances, The Paper Depot can arrange for a free pickup of E Waste from businesses and homeowners can arrange to drop off their equipment at our facility during our normal operating hours.

Electronic Waste Recycling Act

The EWRA was signed into law on September 24, 2003 and amended by SB 50 on September 29, 2004. One of the major objectives of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act, as amended, was to establish an avenue for consumers to return video display devices, such as televisions and computer monitors that are hazardous wastes when discarded. In addition the EWRA helps to limit the amount of toxic substances in certain electronic products sold in California.

Questions:

What is E-Waste (Electronic Waste)?

The term "e-waste" is loosely applied to unwanted electronic equipment like televisions, computers, laptops printers, cell phones, cables, VCR's copiers, fax machines, stereos and electronic games.

Why can't I toss E-Waste into the trash?

Certain components contain materials that cannot be recycled or make them hazardous. If these items are disposed in landfills or worse, dumped illegally, potentially toxic components may contaminate our ground water or pollute our environment. California law currently prohibits all e-wastes from disposed in the trash and subsequently land filled or incinerated. With limited landfill space it is always important to reduce, reuse, and recycle what you can.

What kind of batteries do you recycle?

The Paper Depot will accept UPS Batteries and Car Batteries only. We do not accept Akaline Batteries. We suggest you contact your local Staples, Office Depot, Home Depot, Lowes or Ikea as many of them have bins to accept these batteries.

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