What recyclable materials are in a monitor?
Most monitors consist of a variety of recyclable materials, such as plastic, glass, and metal. The back cover is usually made of plastic and the frame is typically made of aluminum. Although Cohen only recycles metal, learn more about where to recycle non-metal materials.
What are the benefits of recycling my monitor?
Recycling your monitor offers a variety of benefits. First, it reduces the amount of potentially hazardous materials in landfills. Monitors contain toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other heavy metals, which can contaminate drinking water if not disposed of properly.
What are the risks of not recycling my monitor?
If you choose not to recycle your monitor, there are several potential risks. First and foremost is the potential environmental impact of throwing out a CRT or LCD monitor. These types of displays contain hazardous materials such as lead and mercury, which can leach into the environment if they are not properly disposed of.
Can I make money from recycling my monitor?
While you can get paid for some recyclable items, monitors sometimes incur a recycling fee. Some items require more processing but the benefits of recycling are still great! Even with a small fee, you’re making the world around you greener and your own life leaner – helping both the environment and economy while decluttering at home.