We live in a world of ever-changing technology. While these advancements benefit us, it also makes us increasingly wasteful when it comes to disposing electronic devices. Mobile devices are discarded at a rate higher than any other type of electronic device. There are 1.8 billion cell phones sold annually, and out of these, Americans throw away an astounding 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, printers, televisions, and tablets.

Many people are left wondering what to do with old cell phones and electronics that are collecting at home. While there is no Federal e-waste regulation system in effect, many states have implemented state regulatory systems for recycling tablets, computers, and other e-waste. The best answer for mobile phone and tablet recycling is to look for a responsible recycling company in your area.

Let’s take a closer look at the importance and process of recycling tablets, cell phones, and other mobile devices.

Technological Obsolescence: What to Do with Old Cell Phones

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.

Cell 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; they need protective cases and screen protectors at the time of purchase. Consumers are already 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.

Newtech Recycles Mobile Phones and Tablets

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. 

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

So, what do you do with your old cell phone if you can’t just throw it away? You recycle it. 

At Newtech Recycling, we want people to know that there is a cell phone  recycling process created around disposing hardware like this in safe, legal, and responsible ways. Residents can check with their local municipality on how to find mobile phone and tablet recycling options in their area. If you are a business in the Northeast, we may be able to help with our services

We believe the environment is for all of us, so we are doing our part to ensure the earth lasts a long time for all of our benefit. That way, when you participate in recycling a mobile phone or tablet with us, you know the good you are doing for the world we all share.

Mobile Phone 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.

Regular recycling companies cannot handle the special process of recycling a cell phone or similar e-waste. Cell phones are a mix of plastic, glass, and various metals, such as luminum, cadmium, chromium, copper, gold, iron, lead, lithium, nickel, silver, tin, and zinc. Many of these metals found in mobile phones are toxic to humans and animals, which means that recycling a cell phone requires specialized processes.

Tablet Recycling

When it comes to tablet recycling, these mini computers 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 what to do with your old tablets. 

If your company in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania has Android or iPad tablets that are no longer needed, you are responsible for having them recycled correctly. When you use Newtech to recycle your tablets, you can utilize our hard drive data destruction service to ensure you observe the data protection laws in your area.

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Data Destruction

Tablets and cell phones 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 e-waste recycling facility, they are wiped and all data is 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? Are you wondering what to do with your old tablets?

The responsible thing to do, the best thing, is to recycle your 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.

When it comes time to replacing your mobile devices, know that you have options for recycling your old mobile phones and tablets. Don’t throw them in the landfill and don’t let them sit in a drawer collecting dust. 

When it comes to all your cell phone recycling and old tablet disposal questions, we have the answers. Contact us today to make an appointment and we will come pick up your hardware.

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