Author Elizabeth Wilmot

Recycling Electronics

Recycling Electronics

Turtle Wings has had a busy few weeks recycling electronics between America Recycles Day and the pre-holiday rush to clear things out. November 15th was America Recycles Day. Established in 1997, this day is dedicated to recycling waste throughout the country. While most people think of recycling that is run through their homes (i.e. plastic bottles, newspapers, etc.), we encourage people to also consider recycling electronics. Electronics, especially computers, contain many components that can be harmful to the Earth. It is estimated that only 10% of computers are recycled properly. By utilizing a certified PC recycler like Turtle Wings for proper computer disposal, Americans can not only improve our country’s reputation but also make the Earth a safer place for future generations.

Many corporations and residents used our services in the two weeks before Thanksgiving, clearing things out before the traditional start of the holiday season. Turtle Wings was busy recycling electronics in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC so it is possible you passed several recycling trucks during those two weeks.   Two of our property management customers had Gaylord boxes dropped off at their location to be filled with electronics for recycling. By doing this, the customer is complying with regulations set forth for LEED Certification established by the Green Building Council. This certification promotes the use of “green” practices, especially in regards to computer disposal, throughout the real estate community.