Electronics Recycling

Our company recycles ink jets and cell phones. These may seem like two completely different things, but we are in an industry that deals with electronic waste recycling. Ink jets and cell phones are just a small part of all of the different types of products that are considered electronic waste. Cell phones, ink jets, computers, computer monitors and LCD displays, TV’s, and even home appliances like refrigerators can all be considered electronic waste. Since technology is constantly changing (have you seen the fridges with TV’s in the door?), new products are purchased and old ones thrown away. All of the toxic chemicals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium that are used to build these devices can eventually end up in water supplies or in otherwise healthy topsoil.

As you can see, Phoneraiser is just a small part of an industry that is trying to solve the worldwide problem of e-waste. There are whole countries that require e-waste to be recycled. Switzerland recycles over 10 kg (22 lbs.) of e-waste a year per capita. Countries that are a part of the European Union are required to recycle at least 4 kg (8.8 lbs) of e-waste per capita.

Currently Phoneraiser is set up to recycle ink jets and phones. Since there are so many different devices that can pollute just as much as phones and ink jets, it is important that people know not to simply throw TV’s and computers in the trash. Most every trash service in the United States is able to deal with e-waste properly. If you have other devices besides ink jets and cell phones, please send them to someone that recycles them or call up your local trash company. If you have cell phones or ink jets send them to Phonereaiser. 🙂


5 Responses to “Electronics Recycling”

  1. 1 Jen December 18, 2006 at 2:01 pm


    This is great. I will definitly keep checking out your blog. I just wanted to say thank you for helping out our enviroment. This is a great way to do that. I am currently and will always be raising money for the American Cancer Society.

    Again, THANK YOU!

  2. 2 Carol December 18, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you for your efforts in keeping our environment clean and safe. I also want to thank you for the ability of our organization to make a little money in the process. I am in charge of our children’s ministry at our church and we joined your efforts last year as part of our way to raise funds. We collected only cell phones from our church members last year and this year are collecting inkjet cartridges as well. We are also recycling can drink cans for funds as well as donating their tabs to St. Jude’s in Memphis for their fundraising efforts.

    I would like to know if you have a web address that would give us a listing of other organizations that accept items to be recylced, (ie, laser cartridges, etc.) that we could access for other fund raising?

    Thank you so much and God Bless.
    Spring Hill Baptist Church Awana

  3. 3 phoneraiser December 19, 2006 at 9:10 am

    I was able to get a few hits on google with the phrase “electronics recycling fundraiser”. I hope this helps. Keep up the good work on the fundraising everyone!

  4. 4 Mike December 19, 2006 at 12:23 pm

    I have alot of tonners that need to be recycled, I dont think you guys take those, but if you do let me know, and if you dont, then why not?

  5. 5 phoneraiser December 19, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Mike. We will take the toners and recycle them, but we do not currently have a toner price list.


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