Recyclage

Recyclage


At MIDONKEY, it is important to us and to our community to take responsibility for properly recycling all electronic waste, batteries and packaging that come with our products. Such items should not be disposed of in regular trash bins. This page will help you find locations and options for recycling. 

Waarom recyclen?

Unwanted electrical equipment is a very fast growing waste stream. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle – electrical equipment will end up more easily in landfills where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.
If you have received any new items of this sort from a repair exchange or when an item broke, it is important that you recycle it properly and that you do not dispose of it in your normal household waste. We’re counting on you to lead the example!

Wat mag je recyclen? 

You can recycle essentially everything, but below are the main parts.

Batterijen

It is important that you recycle batteries properly and that you do not dispose of them in your normal household waste.
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Each round of full discharge and then full recharge is called battery life-cycle. A battery's life-cycle can range from 500 to 1200 before it reaches 70% of its original capacity. That means a life-cycle of 2-5 years for a typical battery depending on how often you use your bike. Your battery could still go a further 700-1000 cycles till it reaches the end of its life. When the battery’s life has come to an end, it doesn’t mean it cannot be used anymore. Cells can be refurbished, and repurposed for home energy storage and other innovative tech. A battery recycling partner will take apart each battery, recycling the plastics, circuit board, and cells. To recycle batteries, please refer to Call2Recycle.org.

E-waste of afgedankte elektrische en elektronische apparatuur (AEEA)

E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life." Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.
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What e-waste products does a MIDONKEY have? eWaste is anything that requires electricity to function, has wiring, a circuit board or display for example:
  • Controllers
  • Acculaders
  • Weergegeven
  • Koppel-, cadans- of snelheidssensoren
  • Lichten
  • Kabelboom
  • Verlengkabels, kabeladapters
  • Motoren
  • GPS-modules
  • Hoorns
  • Remmen (ze bevatten sensoren)
  • Batterijen (maar ze worden anders gerecycled)
 

Banden en binnenbanden

Tires and tubes may not always be disposed of with household waste.
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Tires are often made of natural rubber and can be re-used for all sorts of new products. Find out from your dealer whether they will take over the collection and disposal or hand them in at a recycling center or a collection point in your municipality or city administration. In California for example, it is mandatory to properly dispose of tires.

Waar kan e-waste worden gerecycled?

One of the easiest first steps is to do an online search for “electronic recycling near me” to see which facilities are available. Always make sure you check that the company will accept the type of e-waste you are looking to get rid of by calling ahead. Please note that battery recycling is different, but some of these centers may be able to take your battery.

US Laws on E-Waste Recycling

“Twenty-five U.S. states currently have electronics recycling laws. The National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) developed  Een interactieve kaart that helps to find out detailed information on state regulations, including a brief summary and link to the laws as well as key dates. Visit NCER’s website to find out more about Elektronicawetten van de staat.”  – Quote pulled from epa.gov


This list below was compiled in Summer 2022 to help find e-waste recycling locations. The list of suggested recyclers below may be incomplete or outdated. Inclusion on the list does not indicate certification status, compatibility and is not intended as an endorsement of any of the listed vendors. If you have encountered any issues with dropping off e-waste, please let us know. 
 
  • Earth911.com
  • Interactieve kaart van recyclingpunten in de VS (postcode invoeren)
  • Alle groene elektronica recyclen
  • Call2Recycle
  • Sims Life Cycle Diensten
 
Retailers die eWaste gebruiken - bel van tevoren om te controleren!
  • Goodwill
  • Costco, Office Depot, Radio Shack, Nietjes, Doel
  • Beste koop
 
Contreien
  • Noordwesten van de Stille Oceaan
  • Binnenland Alaska

Per staat
  1. Alabama - Zie de plaats van Staples
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona-zoeker; ADEC Recycling Avents
  4. Arkansas
  5. Californië
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida; Overheidssite
  10. Georgië
  11. Hawaï
  12. Idaho - Zie de site van Staples
  13. Kansas
  14. Kentucky - Zie Staples Site
  15. Illinois
  16. Indiana; Optie 2 
  17. Iowa
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine; Meer informatie
  20. Maryland
  21. Massachusetts
  22. Michigan
  23. Mississippi of hier (per provincie)
  24. Missouri
  25. Minnesota
  26. Montana
  27. Nebraska - Zie de site van Staples
  28. Nevada of hier
  29. Nieuw-Mexico
  30. New Jersey
  31. North Carolina
  32. North Dakota
  33. Nieuw-Hampshire
  34. New York
  35. Ohio of tweede optie
  36. Oklahoma of Oklahoma optie 2 of Oklahoma optie 3
  37. Oregon
  38. Pennsylvania
  39. Het Eiland van Rhode
  40. South Carolina
  41. South Dakota
  42. Tennessee
  43. Texas
  44. Utah
  45. Vermont
  46. Virginia
  47. Washington
  48. West-Virginia
  49. Wisconsin
  50. Wyoming