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Where to Find E-Waste - Encore Recyclers - Garland, TX

Where to Find E-Waste

E-waste is a growing market, and plenty of scrappers want to get in. However, beyond your own old electronics, e-waste can be hard to find. Also, many scrappers don’t yet know how to make the most money from each piece of e-waste. Here are some helpful tips to help you take your e-waste scrapping game to the next level!

Finding E-Waste

As more and more electronics are manufactured every year, the supply of e-waste increases. However, it’s not always easy to find. As demand increases while manufacturers find new ways to convert e-waste into usable material, it’s likely to become even harder to find viable sources of e-waste.

That being said, there are of course good places to find e-waste. Yard sales and flea markets can occasionally provide good hauls, so if you already check there for other scrap materials, it’s worth looking over old electronics too. Particularly at garage sales, if you wait till the end of the day, some sellers will be willing to let things go for free.

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Data Security When Recycling Electronics - E-waste Recycling - Dallas, TX

Data Security When Recycling Electronics

Recycling e-waste (the industry name for electronic waste such as old computers, smartphones, and printers) is great for the environment and can be great for your wallet too. However, unlike with other forms of recycling, when it comes to e-waste you need to be conscious of data security.

Common recyclable e-waste such as laptops and phones can be full of personal information. In the area of connectivity that the internet and common digital devices have given us, privacy and security are things you absolutely have to consider.

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Consider an Aluminum Can Recycling Drive for Charity

Consider a Recycling Drive for Charity

If you’re familiar with what we do at Encore Recyclers, you know you can make money selling scrap metal in Dallas. However, there’s a great piece of information you may be missing out on: with Encore, you can make money not only for yourself, but for the non-profit of your choice by setting up a recycling drive for charity.

Have you ever run or perhaps even worked for a charity? Have you volunteered for a nonprofit organization? If so, you probably know how hard it is to raise money for charity organizations, no matter how good or universally supported the cause is.

If bake sales, silent auctions, and simply asking for donations aren’t cutting it, or if you want to mix things up at your charity (or do a good deed by raising capital for a group that has helped your community), a recycling drive for charity may be your best bet.

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Scrap Metal Hidden in Your House - Dallas, TX

Scrap Metal Hidden in Your House

The easiest way to get started as a scrapper is to start scrapping materials in your own home. You can learn many of the skills necessary to becoming a successful scrapper, without the added difficulty of looking for and asking permission to take recyclable materials.

Most people are surprised when they find out how much potentially valuable recyclable scrap metal is in their own home—and love making a positive impact on the environment while also earning a little extra cash.

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How and Where to Recycle ANYTHING in Dallas!

Where to Recycle Anything in Dallas

Luckily for all of us who live in the city of Dallas, it’s easy to recycle here. It’s also free—and in fact, you can even make money recycling, depending on what materials you have and how you recycle them.

On the other hand, recycling rules can be complex in any city. On top of that, many people recycle the wrong things, or throw out things they could in fact recycle.

This article will teach you how to recycle anything in Dallas (or nearly anything!)—and how to help protect our environment by doing so.

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E-waste: why recycle it for free when you can be paid for it? - Encore Recyclers - Dallas, TX

E-Waste: Why Recycle It for Free When You Can Be Paid for It?

Here in Dallas, recycling electronic waste, or e-waste, is easy to do. Recycling electronic waste (including laptops, TVs, cell phones, and similar devices) is good for the environment and for business—but not all ways to recycle e-waste are created equal. Read on to learn why recycling e-waste is the right thing to do, and how it can benefit you now as well as the environment and business in the future.

Why Recycling E-Waste in Dallas-Fort Worth Matters

Recycling e-waste is good for the environment and for the economy. It keeps harmful materials that are used in the manufacture of electronics from leaching into soil and water, and also allows rare materials like gold and lithium to be reused.

The reuse of rare materials is also the major reason that recycling electronic waste is good for the economic world. Because these materials are valued highly, recovering gold, silver, lithium, or other rare elements from electronic waste is a way to keep the wheels of business turning.

In fact, it is actually far easier and more efficient to get gold and other rare metals from recycled materials than from natural deposits in the earth. According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, as much gold can be extracted from a single metric ton of old-model computers as from seventeen tons of ore.

It’s easy to see why such an efficient process would be better suited to protecting the environment and keeping the economy thriving. Furthermore, recycling does not entail the extremely high environmental or financial costs of mining—and environmental impact and monetary cost are continually dropping as new innovations in recycling are made.

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Scrap Metal Recycling Benefits For Small Business - Dallas, TX

Scrap Metal Recycling Benefits for Small Business

Dallas scrap metal recycling facilities offer huge benefits for small businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. No matter what kind of business you own, you probably have some recyclable scrap metal—meaning you can make some extra money while improving the environment.

Dallas Aluminum Can Recycling

Aluminum can recycling is often the simplest and fastest of the many recycling services offered at Encore. Whether you’re a restaurant or bar owner who goes through thousands of cans a day, or you’d just like to get a bit of extra money for the cans employees use in the break room, recycling aluminum cans is a great way to make extra money for your business quickly.

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