We all have them laying somewhere around the house or garage- old electronics.
Like that dusty old computer or VCR.
In Indiana, it's illegal to throw them out in the trash.
Luckly, there's a new electronics recycling business in Fort Wayne called TekKnowLogic, and it's also doing it in a more environmentally friendly way.
Your old computers, printers, and monitors, or old VCR's and DVD players, just collecting dust at home.
Fort Wayne's TekKnowLogic can take them from you and dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way.
"TekKnowLogic started up a few months ago where we wanted to offer technical support to small businesses, as well as electronic waste recycling... And we wanted to take electronic waste, and turn it into its bare components, as well as turn it into a renewable resource," says Christopher Young.
Christopher Young says they can do it without chemicals.
"We're working towards a completely chemical-free process of breaking down e-recycling into its base components. Where most people use acids or anything that leaves excess waste afterward, we're trying to avoid that as much as possible. But we've found a few methods that we like to work with, that solely used waters as well as heat, heat in that process- in that aspect," Young says.
Young says they are registered with the EPA Waste Wise and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and they'll take just about anything.
"Right now, we're halting our process on tube TVs currently, but we're actually looking at an actually greener way of being able to process those in the future. But yes, any other type of electronic we take, and if it has a circuit board in it, we take it," Young says.
Young says through TekKnowLogic's technical support service they can keep your current machines humming right along.
"We go through and we keep networks up and running. We make sure that, we make sure that their servers are all managed the way that they need to as well as all their computers are optimized for best possible performance as possible- the best performance as possible," Young says.
Find out more about TekKnowLogic here.