We live in a world of ever-changing technology. Additionally, people have become increasingly wasteful when it comes to disposing of their electronic devices. Mobile devices are discarded at a rate higher than any other type of electronic device. There are 1.8 billion mobile phones sold annually, and out of these, Americans throw away 350,000 mobile phones every day.

The astronomical influx of electronics that has arisen over the past decade is referred to as e-waste (electronic waste). Aside from mobile phones, other electronics considered e-waste are computers, fax machines, televisions, and tablets.

So, what do you do if your home or office has a decent collection of old smartphones and tablets? The obvious answer is to look into how to dispose of a broken tablet or phone with a responsible recycling company.

Let’s take a closer look at the importance and process of recycling mobile devices.

Technological Obsolescence

Technological obsolescence occurs when new tech comes in and pushes out the current trends. The feverish pace at which companies rush to come out with replacements for older versions of their devices makes previously released products obsolete in rapid succession.

Mobile phones are intended for daily use. Many people have their phones in their possession 24 hours a day. The design of most phones can be considered delicate and in need of protective cases and screen protectors at the time of purchase. The protection is purchased because consumers are aware that the design of their new phone is likely to result in almost immediate damage if it isn’t protected. The fragile nature of mobile designs is a major contributor to the masses of discarded phones we see daily.

Recycling Mobile Devices

As the world becomes familiar with the concept of e-waste and the need to take this issue seriously, we will see a trend of mobile phone recycling arise. The problem that needs to be addressed is two-fold.

First of all, it is important to be educated on the dangers associated with introducing some of the toxic elements contained in mobile designs to the environment. Mobile phones that fill up landfills contain metals that harm the environment when they seep out into the soil and water.

Secondly, we at Newtech Recycling want people to know that there is an actual recycling process created around disposing of hardware like this in safe, legal, responsible ways. We believe the environment is for all of us, and so we are doing our part to ensure the earth lasts a long time for all of our benefit. That way, when you recycle a tablet with us, you know the good you are doing for the world we all share.

Why You Need Mobile Device Recycling

It is common for people to pass the buck to others when it comes to saving the environment. Unfortunately, all consumers share responsibility for how we discard the waste that results from the things we purchase and consume. More than any other purchase, mobile phone waste remains a growing concern.

Tablet Recycling

Tablets fall into the same vein as mobile phones and so should also be treated as hazardous e-waste that must be recycled.

In some tablets, you’ll find hazardous materials such as cadmium, chromium, and mercury. We encourage you to think about this when you’re considering getting into old tablets disposal. A tablet is essentially a cell phone of a larger size; the way they work is the same.

If your company in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania has Android or iPad tablet computers that are no longer needed, you are responsible for having them recycled correctly. We strongly suggest you use Newtech’s tablet hard drive data destruction service to ensure you observe the data protection laws in your area.

Data Destruction

Tablets used for business can contain a mix of both professional and personal information. If this data is recovered from a resold, donated, or discarded tablet, you could be personally liable and face prosecution. Deleting files and formatting the tablet’s memory does not ensure information is permanently removed from the drive.

Newtech Recycling guarantees the files and data held on your old tablet’s hard drive will never be read again.

Our hard drive data destruction service starts with the secure collection of your old tablets. Once your devices arrive at our recycling facility, they are wiped and data sterilized using international military-grade disk-killing software and an EMP blast. This process makes it impossible to access data from a tablet’s drive ever again. We then permanently destroy the drives themselves through our hard drive shredding process, which tears the caseless drives to pieces. When you recycle a tablet with us, you know it’s going away forever.

Selling Company Tablets

Are you looking to upgrade your company’s smart devices? Do you need to know how to dispose of a broken tablet?

The responsible thing to do, the best thing, is to recycle your fleet of tablets with us so we can destroy their data and keep the dangerous parts out of the earth.

Meanwhile, if you are thinking about selling old but still useful tablets, remember that, if they are in prime condition and running modern software, they could still be worth money.

We sometimes pick up used–but modern and scratch-free–Android and iPad tablets. We are usually asked to use their value to offset the cost of recycling other tablets and e-waste that have no resale value. Provided the tablets are in excellent working condition and run all the latest operating systems and other software, we will consider buying them, so remember this when you are about to junk your old mobile electronics.

Reliable IT Disposal Services

At Newtech Recycling, we always do our part to protect the environment while ensuring your private data is destroyed forever once you are finished with it. We work hard to be the most trustworthy and honest computer hardware recycling company in our area.

Get in touch with us for all your mobile device recycling and old tablets disposal. You can make an appointment for us to come pick up your hardware.

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