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Where do all your recycled electronics end up?

eAsset Solutions takes all of your recycled electronics and securely recycles. Here's how it works.


If you came out to the WUSA9 Recycle Day event to get rid of some of your old electronics, you might be wondering where it all ended up. 

They are now at the eAsset Solutions Wearhouse in Falls Church, Virginia. But they most likely won’t stay there. At this warehouse, all the electronics are sorted into various categories. Categories like items to be fixed, items to be sold, items to be destroyed and more.

If they can fix it, they do! Things like printers, speakers, projectors and more are fixed, tested, and resold. This helps stop overconsumption in the marketplace, which is good for the environment. 

Some items, however, must be destroyed. Your old laptop hard drives, and anything with data on it is taken to the degaussing machine. This contraption uses magnets to securely erase all the information on your old device. From there, it's off to the shredder. The industrial shredder tears up your old electronics and leaves behind tiny bits and pieces of metal.  

And we’re not done yet! 

After the electronics are shredded up, they are then taken to another facility that separates the metals for further recycling. It’s easy to just drop off your items, but it is a lengthy process on the other end to make sure they are safely and securely recycled.   

If you missed the WUSA9 Recycle Day event and you still want to get rid of your old electronics, don’t worry. We will have another Recycle Day in October of 2023. If you can’t quite wait that long, you can drop off your old electronics at the eAsset Solutions offices Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM. You can even schedule for them to come pick up your items from your home, school, or business.  

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