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PC parts included in the Mississauga Electronics Recycling Process
PC parts included in the Mississauga Electronics Recycling Process
January 23, 2020

Technology is constantly changing at a fast pace, especially computers which always seem to have a new update or a newer model. Eventually consumers will have to upgrade their systems to keep up with the rapid rate of Technology. When it comes to disposing of old electronics, many people don’t know where to go and simply put it with the rest of their household garbage. This can be harmful for the environment and can have considerable environmental impacts. Consider Mississauga electronics recycling the next time you want to dispose of your e-waste. Did you know that every part of your computer made from plastic, metal or glass is nearly 100% recyclable?

Here is the quick list on the different computer parts and accessories that can be included in the Mississauga electronics recycling process.


Computer Hardware


Computer hardware refers to the physical components that make up a computer system. Some of the components of your computer hardware like floppy drives could be obsolete and are some of the most common e-waste that can be recycled.

Here is the list of your computer’s physical components that are mostly found inside your computer’s housing:


  1. Card Reader
  2. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  3. Hard Drive (HDD)
  4. Motherboard
  5. Optical Drive
  6. Power Supply
  7. Random Access Memory (RAM)
  8. Read Only Memory (ROM)
  9. Solid-State Drive (SSD)
  10. Floppy Disk Drive
  11. Video Card
  12. Sound Card
  13. Network Interface Card and adaptors
  14. Zip drive
  15. Tape Drive
  16. Fan (GPU, CPU, Case, etc.)
  17. Heat sink


Computer External Peripherals


Below is another list of commonly used computer hardware that is mostly found outside your computer also referred to as external devices or peripherals. These devices add functionality to your PC.  Some of these devices are outdated and become some of the most accumulated electronic waste today that should be sent to Mississauga electronics recycling:


  1. Computer Monitor (CRT, LCD, OLED)
  2. Analog modem
  3. Battery Backup (UPS)
  4. Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR)
  5. Flash Drive
  6. Joystick
  7. Speakers
  8. External Hard Drive
  9. Pen Tablet
  10. Headphones
  11. Keyboard
  12. Mouse
  13. Printer
  14. Projector
  15. Scanner (BCR, MICR, OCR)
  16. Plotter
  17. Webcam
  18. Microphone
  19. Router
  20. Digital modem
  21. Repeater
  22. Trackball
  23. Print server
  24. Network switch
  25. Daughterboard


Computer Storage Devices


Below is a list of external and internal storage devices that should never end up in landfill sites. They can easily go to Mississauga electronics recycling since they are recyclable, too.

  1. Floppy disks
  2. Memory cards
  3. Hard disks
  4. DVDs
  5. CDs
  6. Magnetic tapes
  7. Flash memory (USB memory sticks)
  8. Optical discs
  9. Zip disks


There are many chemical and mineral elements that you can find in electronic waste like computers. For instance, a circuit board contains precious metals like copper, gold, and silver. If recycled properly, electronic waste could be a good source of secondary raw materials.

Are there any PC parts or accessories not on the list? Call us now. Alnor Industries would be happy to guide you so you can come up with an eco-friendly disposal decision for your Mississauga electronics recycling needs.

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Posted by: Travis | January 27, 2020, 3:30 pm
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