What recyclable materials are in routers and modems?
Routers and modems typically contain a combination of different types of recyclable materials such as plastics, metals, glass and circuit boards. Plastics can be found in the housing that surrounds the device and in many cases on internal components such as connectors, buttons and knobs. Although Cohen only recycles metal, learn more about where to recycle non-metal materials.
What are the benefits of recycling routers and modems?
Recycling routers and modems helps to reduce the amount of electronic waste in our landfills. By recycling these devices, we are able to keep hazardous materials out of the environment and conserve resources. Recycling also reduces our reliance on buying new components as recycled parts can often be used as replacements.
What are the risks of not recycling routers and modems?
When routers and modems are not recycled, a number of risks arise. One of the most concerning is that these devices often contain hazardous materials such as lead and cadmium, both of which can contaminate water and soil when improperly disposed of.
Can I make money from recycling routers and modems?
While you can get paid for some recyclable items, routers and modems 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.