With the rise of computers and technologies advancing, especially with touch displays there has been a surplus of computer keyboards and mice in disposal. Touchscreens have enabled users to physically touch anything and everything they can see on their digital screens eliminating the need for keyboards and computer mice. If you still use a mouse and keyboard there is probably a very good chance they are wireless and can be used on a number of different devices, not just computers.
Why you should Recycle Mice & Keyboards
Every year in the United States approximately over 9 million tons of electronics are thrown away. Around 12.5% of these electronics actually get recycled and the rest end up in landfills. Many of these electronics that end up in the landfills can be extremely hazardous and dangerous for the environment. When you recycle computer mice and keyboards you are helping the environment by not allowing the toxic materials such as cadmium and mercury and lead to land in our landfills and seep into our soil and water supply. Rather than setting these devices in dumpsters for disposal you may schedule a pickup or come drop them off at our recycling center in Santa Ana, California. We have the tools and resources to recycle these electronics and either re-purpose them or break them down to be use in new products.
How are computer mice & keyboards recycled?
Computer mice and keyboards that are recycled can be handle in a few different ways. The first way we try to recycle keyboards and computer mice is through re-purposing. These instruments are tested to make sure they function properly and without complications. Then they are put on our re-purpose listings or donated to someone who needs them. If they are broken and can’t be fixed we send them to our down-stream vendors who are R2 Certified. They are then broken down into scraps through large shredding machines and sorted into separate materials where they can be melted and reused in new products. This reduces the production costs and the needs of mining these precious metals and materials.