K&K Electronic Recycling
Reducing E-Waste in Homes, Businesses & Landfills
Serving Charlottesville, Albemarle and surrounding counties.
Why Choose K&K Electronic Recycling
Protect the Environment
Recycling protects ground water, soil and air. 70% of heavy metals in landfills are estimated to come from e-waste. These heavy metals, like lead and mercury, are highly toxic and can pollute soil and ground water, and even the air (Source: Scientific American, April 28, 2010). By recycling with K&K you help keep these toxic materials out of landfills.
Declutter Your Space
In today’s world of ever changing technology and planned obsolecence, businesses and homes can quickly fill up with electronics we can no longer use. However, these same electronics are full of materials that can be recycled. K&K breaks down your electronics and redestributes the materials to companies that can use them.
Secure Your Data
K&K uses best practices to secure your data. We use a standalone eraser/sanitizer on hard disk and solid state drives that complies with USA Department of Defense (DoD 5220) standard. We erase all data bit-by-bit three times to ensure permanent deletion. The drive is destroyed after sanitation, and materials are recycled.
- Circuit Boards
- Cell Phones
- Home Phones
- MP3 players
- DVD Players
- Cables/ Wires
- Toaster Ovens
- Countertop Appliances
- Air Conditioners
- Christmas Lights
We Do Not Accept:
CRT (Cathode-Ray Tube) TVs and Monitors
CRTs are bulkier and heavier than modern monitors, with a lot of glass in them. If you are unsure, call or email.
AA, AAA, C, or D batteries
Printer toner cartridges
Local stores recycle those. Lowes, Batteries Plus and Staples are places to check.
$10 charge. Call ahead to ensure staff is available to receive.
Residential Pick up
$30 for home residences within 20 miles of zip code 22968. Add $1 per mile for each mile over 20 miles.
Small Business pick up
$100 for for pickups within 20 miles of zip code 22968. Add $2 per mile for each mile over 20.
Neighborhood Recycling Drives
Contact us for information about hosting a neighborhood electronics recycling drive.
Larger Business Pickup
For larger businesses that will need repeat pick ups or have greater than a van load of materials, please contact us for custom pricing.
Certified Data Wipe
$20 per hard drive.
We started the business in 2015. Initially our plan was to start an electronic repair business, but we soon realized that a larger need existed in electronic recycling, where there were only a few limited options.
Our goal is to prevent environmental damage caused by electronic waste going into landfills. We are helping our community and leading the way in the E-Waste recycling movement locally. This is a homegrown, minority owned, LGBTQ friendly business. We have a van for small pick ups and a trailer for larger needs. Give us a call to arrange a time that is convenient for you.
About Electronic Recycling
Electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, monitors, printers, electronic games, televisions, tablets, telecom equipment, faxes and more are a part of daily life. The convenience is relatively new, the need to responsibly recycle and dispose of these items grows each day. As items become obsolete and we upgrade to the flat screen TV, the latest iPhone and a new printer (because the ink is more expensive than a new printer…) we are faced with what to do with the old. Throwing them into the trash will lead to these items ending up in a landfill. They will release toxins into the soil and water supply. The components of electronics take from 100 to 1000 years to break down in nature.
Recycling these items offers a safe and responsible alternative to disposal and extends the life of these products. Parts and materials are recovered. melted, shredded and redesigned to help the next generation of electronics. Recycling not only keeps these materials out of the landfills, it decreases the energy needed to obtain the plastic, glass and metals used on new items. Using recycled materials takes 80% less energy than mining for or creating new materials.
Electronics can contain lead, cadmium, beryllium or brominated flame retardants. Processing electronic waste inappropriately can lead to detrimental health effects and environmental pollution. The solution to this problem is to properly recycle the E-Waste we create. K & K breaks down discarded electrical and electronic devices to properly dispose of the toxic materials, repurpose the metals and safely dispose of any byproducts remaining.
You can become part of the solution by scheduling a pick up for your unwanted electronics or by arranging for a community pick up near you.
Schedule a Pickup or Dropoff
Contact us with your location and available times for pick up. We can usually pick up within 24-48 hours of receiving your message.