January 27, 2011
Computer monitors, when dumped in landfills, cause serious harm to the environment. There are harmful materials like lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic inside of them and, left buried in landfills, these elements gradually seep out of the monitors into the ground, polluting both the soil and the ground water.
You can put a stop to this by ensuring proper recycling or disposal of your old monitors. There are many ways to go about this. Before giving your old monitor up for recycling, check if it is still in working condition. If the monitor is in working condition you can donate it to a charity. They may be able to refurbish the monitor and reuse it as their is a market for second hand monitors.
If the monitor is not in working condition, check with your local government agencies for help. The environmental protection department will provide you directions regarding proper monitor recycling.
If you are looking for an easier solution, there are many companies in the UK that specialise in computer monitor recycling, including ourselves. We make it as simple as possible for you to dispose of your old computer monitors and other IT equipment in an environmentally responsible way. Please take a look at our website for more information on how we can help, and don’t forget that you should never under any circumstances throw your old computer monitor into your household rubbish as it will only end up in the landfill and it will eventually leak harmful toxins into our soil and waterways.