Author Elizabeth Wilmot

Why recycling electronics is important

There are plenty of facts out there on why recycling electronics is important. The world population is growing, not shrinking, and currently each human being adds significant waste to the planet over his or her lifetime. In New York alone, people produce enough trash in one day to fill the entire Empire State building. The frustrating thing is, in most developed countries it’s not all too difficult to make a difference. And what a difference we can make by recycling your electronics with a certified recycler like Turtle Wings.


When we talk about recycling household and work place things, we tend to ignore or are less aware of how to deal with the electrical and electronic waste (sometimes called e-waste). E-waste is valuable as a source of secondary raw material but also toxic if disposed of improperly. Due to rapid technology change, obsolescent items have created a fast growing mass of electronic waste around the globe. Turtle Wings is a full scale electronics recycler committed to the environment and improving the electronics recycling industry overall. Turtle Wings recycles computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, monitors, and any other type of electronic or metal device.  A complete listing of our Acceptable Items is available on our website.


At Turtle Wings, our year round focus is on creating green communities by offering certified and compliant electronics recycling services as well as staying informed of the statistics and facts relevant to the electronics recycling industry. As an R2 and ISO certified recycler, Turtle Wings has a nationally approved environmental, health and safety management system. Our vision and pledge includes a no landfill policy, complete downstream accountability and ensuring that electronics recycling services are available for large corporations down to residential pickups and drop-offs. Turtle Wings has a long-standing commitment to providing superior electronics recycling and data destruction services while protecting the environment.