Businesses need a way to dispose of electronics, metal components, and other scraps that aren't part of the paper and organic waste category. Some businesses only need electronics recycling every few months, while other businesses may get rid of metal casings and electrical components on a weekly basis. No matter your recycling frequency, here are a few planning points to make recycling work better.

Dividing Recyclable Materials

Throwing all electronics in one big, blue dumpster marked for recycling is one way to do it, but you're wasting money. It's the hidden kind of waste, where you could be making money if you paid attention to what you could be paid with accurate, timely recycling policies.

Every material—from plastics to metals and different minerals used in electronics—has its own recycling rate. These rates change on a daily basis and are tied to their own markets. People who turn in a bulk amount of metals are both at the mercy of a volatile market and the honesty of a recycling center if no one is keeping an eye on individual material weights.

Dismantle and divide your electronics. Especially if your electronics have gold, platinum, tungsten, or copper, you could be throwing away quite a bit of money if no one is accounting for the exact amount.

You don't need to scrap the metals away from certain components specifically. Certain components such as memory modules (Random Access Memory or RAM) or central processing units (CPUs) have gold pins that have higher value, even in their smaller amounts. It's good enough to set these components aside, get the material weights from the manufacturer, and put the components in their own containers.

A garbage removal and recycling professional can provide small containers to store these smaller components. A robust container system can help you hold on to your different materials until a good price hits the market, which maximizes your recycling profits.

Bulk Recycling for Heavy Devices

This is where the big dumpsters for recycling come in. Many businesses have heavy, solid metal objects that need to be taken away, but there may not be a truck available to tow everything away—or you may not have a good place to store everything until your employees or preferred recyclers can get to it all.

Get containers that have a large, side-facing door that allows people to open and recover the recyclable materials. These doors can be locked for safety and reinforced with bars to avoid spillage when an authorized scrapper comes by.

Place the container far enough away from the general garbage containers to avoid food and drink containers from mucking up the metals, but close enough to doors that workers don't have to strain themselves to throw anything away.

Contact a container rental company like Joe Rocco Rubbish Removal to discuss available containers and recycling accessories.

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