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Posted by on 8:21 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Are You Looking To Sell Copper Wire? Factors You Should Consider As You Look For A Copper Wire Buyer

The value of copper is high right now. As such, you can make a lot of money selling any scrap or old copper wire you may have. However, not every copper wire buyer is the same. Here are a few factors you should consider as you look for a recycling company to sell your copper wire to. How Much They Pay One of the most important factors to consider as you search for a copper wire buyer is how much the buyer is willing to pay for your copper wires. The price of copper fluctuates, and as such, you may find that a buyer is willing to pay different amounts based on these rates. Always compare the rates in your area to find a fair amount. As you compare rates, take the time to learn if the rate they are offering is per ounce of copper or if the rate includes the wires, which will be stripped out later. You can expect to get a higher amount per ounce of pure copper, but then you have to strip the wire out yourself, which can be time consuming. If They Strip the Wire Speaking of stripping the wire out, as you shop for a copper wire buyer, ask if they will strip the wire out or if you are required to do it. All the copper buyer wants is the copper coating on the exterior of the wires. In order to get that, the copper needs to be stripped away. This can be time consuming and it does take some skill to ensure you get all of the copper and none of the wire. If you have never done this before, you may want to find a company who will strip the wire for you. However, be aware, that you will usually get less money if a company has to do the stripping themselves, because their time is worth something. How The Copper is Delivered and How They Pay The last factor you should consider as you search for a copper wire buyer is how they pay. Some companies will have you mail in your copper. They will then weigh the copper and issue you a check. Other companies will let you drop the wire off to you. They weigh it and then pay you cash on the spot. If you need money quickly and don’t want to deal with cashing a check, the second option is better for you. If you are busy and don’t want to drive across town to drop off your copper, the first option may be better. Always find a copper wire buyer who allows for drop off and payment that best meets your needs. When you have old copper wire to sell, you want to find the right copper wire recycling company for you. Comparing prices, figuring out if you need to strip the wire yourself and determining how the copper is delivered and you are paid for the copper will help guide you to the right company....

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Posted by on 8:30 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Aren’t Sure What’s Left On Your Electronic Devices? What Are Your Best Disposal Options?

If you’re like many families who regularly upgrade your electronic devices — from phones to tablets — you may have a drawer or old shoebox filled with obsolete devices you no longer know what to do with. Although there are electronics recycling services available at electronics stores, local trash facilities, and even mall kiosks, you may be reluctant to turn over possession of your electronic devices without knowing exactly what information is contained inside. What are your options if you’d like to get rid of old electronic devices but aren’t sure what personal data could be gleaned from them? Read on to learn more about securely recycling your old electronic devices. How can you ensure you’ve erased any personal data from your electronic devices? While you may have heard that holding your phone up to a strong magnet is an easy way to “wipe” the hard drive clean, this method isn’t foolproof for every phone. Devices that still have a working battery or power cord and are able to be powered on are best erased through an encryption process that will protect everything from browsing data to SMS messages from being retrieved through a recovery program. The specifics of encrypting your specific device can usually be gleaned through an online instructional video, while some manufacturers have detailed information on their websites. If you no longer have your phone’s power cord or it doesn’t function well enough to allow you to encrypt any data on it, your most secure option is to remove and destroy the SIM card, then destroy the phone. Since most electronics recycling centers aren’t eager to take a demolished hunk of metal and plastic in lieu of a recognizable cell phone, you may simply want to select a recycling facility that can destroy the device in front of you so you’ll be able to rest assured none of your data has fallen into the wrong hands. What are your best recycling options? In most areas, there will be several available options at your disposal — recycling through an electronics store, through a metal recycling or scrap metal processing plant, or by putting your phone into a freestanding kiosk in exchange for cash. While the latter option is often the most convenient for those who have been able to encrypt the data on the phone they’re recycling, it’s generally best for those with non-operable cell phones to take these phones to a metal recycling plant that can crush them before your very...

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Posted by on 2:19 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Reasons To Get Defective Airbags Recycled

Are you trying to figure out how to get rid of the recalled airbags in the vehicles at your dealership? You might want to consider shipping the airbags to a recycling center. There are many good reasons to get airbags recycled over sending them to a landfill. Take a look at this article for a list of the benefits that comes along with getting airbags recycled. 1. Lowers the Risk of Exposure to Hazardous Materials One of the dangers of not properly disposing of defective airbags is exposure to volatile compounds. A known volatile compound that has been found in certain airbags is called formaldehyde. The worst thing about exposure to formaldehyde is that it can cause cancer to develop. Leaving removed airbags around your dealership until they are disposed of can increase the risk of you and your employees inhaling formaldehyde. Getting the airbags recycled as soon as possible is in your best interest, especially if you don’t want to end up getting sued. 2. Not Worrying About Being Held Liable for an Airbag Injury It is wise to remove the defective airbags from your vehicles as soon as possible. If you sell one of the vehicles to a customer and the airbag deploys, you might be held liable if an injury occurs. Even if no injury occurs and the airbag deploys for no reason, you could end up in a lawsuit. Even if you don’t get sued, you might face a large fine that can result in legal penalties. A recycling center will be able to take possession of deployed and non-deployed airbags as soon as you are ready to get rid of them. 3. Individual Materials Can Be Recycled for New Products A benefit of getting defective airbags recycled is that different materials can be reused for manufacturing other products. One material on an airbag that can be reused is the plastic, which is sometimes transformed into pellets that can be melted down when needed for other products. Metal is another useful material that can be found on airbags, and the recycling center can transform the pieces into sheets. Before any of the recyclable materials are removed from the defective airbags, all of the hazardous material will be removed and properly disposed of by those professionals. Get in touch with a recycling company to find out how you should go about getting your defective airbags to their...

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Posted by on 10:41 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Design A Recycling Plan When Removing Computers

When phasing out a large number of computers, what do you plan on doing with the old units? There’s a bit of money you could make back through recycling and some repair potential if you plan out the removal with recycling and reuse in mind. Consider a few ways to make the removal and recycling process a bit easier, and ways you can extend the useful life of your old computers and parts. Streamline The Removal Process Desktop computers and laptops may not look like much when they’re sitting on the desk, but constantly disconnecting cables, picking up towers and grabbing the awkwardly-shaped monitors can become exhausting quickly. With multiple people working on systems and moving to their destinations, a loose plan needs to be developed. There’s no benefit in making a strict, exact plan of walking down a single path to a single designated point (this can get really tiresome and extremely annoying for workers), but it’s a great idea to designate a specific room or side of a room for certain materials. Designate one area for computers that need to be taken apart for parts, then another area for systems that are being thrown out. Workers responsible for taking apart computers should have their own room free of distraction, or at least an area where other workers, supervisors and overly-interested superiors can’t interrupt their careful work. If these parts need to be used as spares for newer computers, they need to be taken out carefully, and there’s nothing efficient about a supervisor staring over a fatigued worker’s shoulder. The exit and entrance path needs to be designated to reduce collisions or slowdowns. Simple rules such as having everyone walk on their right side of a hallways or using a specific elevator only for removal work can keep things flowing while reducing the wait time of people carrying heavy items. What Can Be Done After Recycling? If there are parts that are damaged or too old to use in newer systems, simply separate them for recycling. A recycling professional can deliver recycling bins for parts, allowing you to remove specific components such as aluminum or copper heat sinks, hard drives containing rare earth magnets or many other recyclable materials inside computer. Spare parts need to be stored in static-free containers and labeled at the container level to reduce the amount of time needed to shuffle around for the right part. If you plan on getting rid of usable, but slightly old computers, a donation program may be available to help local schools and the less fortunate. All of the computers, parts and other recyclable materials can add up to a huge load. If you need to get rid of everything as soon as possible while still maintaining your plan, contact a recycling professional to hire a roll off dumpster service for easy loading and efficient...

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Posted by on 9:58 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When Greeting Cards Can’t Be Recycled (And How You Can Change That)

Greeting cards are a great way to tell somebody you love them, but what happens when you’ve collected dozens of them over the years? While you can throw them away, there’s no need, as greeting cards are easily recyclable. At least most of the time- there are certain circumstances that make them impossible to recycle. Thankfully, that situation can be remedied. Greeting Cards Are Usually Made Of Paper And Cardboard Typically, most greeting cards can be easily recycled, as they are usually made out of paper and cardboard. As a result, they can be recycled and transformed into other paper items, such as new greeting cards, book paper, or anything else. Recycling greeting cards is necessary due to the heavy impact greeting cards have on the environment. An astonishing seven billion greeting cards are purchased ever year, and since they possess very little reuse value beyond sentimentality or nostalgia, most of them end up in in landfills. Items In Cards That Can’t Be Recycled While the paper and cardboard of greeting cards can be easily recycled, there are some greeting card items that can’t. Unfortunately, this causes many people to simply throw their cards away, creating unnecessary waste. The following common greeting card items cannot be recycled: Any electronic noise maker included on the card Foil-lined envelopes Batteries used in electronic items Metal charms Any foil Cutouts made of felt and ribbon Glitter stuck to the exterior of the card Removing Those Items Before throwing your greeting cards in a recycling bin en masse, look over all of them to find the non-recyclable items mentioned above. Separate them into individual piles sorted by the type of problematic item each contains. This helps you sort through the removed items and dispose of them in an appropriate trash container. Use a knife or a pair of scissors to cut out electronic items, scrape off glitter, remove foil, cut off metal charms, and any ribbons attached. Don’t be afraid to cut the card, as this won’t affect the recycling process. Make sure to fully remove every offending item from each card and place the cards in the recycling bin. Now, you can easily recycle your collection of greeting cards without worrying about any of them causing a problem in the recycling process. This helps you reuse these cards by turning them into other items and decrease the amount of trash you generate, decreasing your need for garbage disposal. You can discover more on proper garbage disposal...

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