Monday, May 2, 2011

Electronic Recycling

So this weekend there was an electronic recycling drop-off near our house.  We had a dusty, broken TV and VCR that we have been holding onto for the longest time not knowing what to do with.

It might be easy to just dump these things in the trash to be hauled away with your weekly trash collection, but consider this for a minute.  All your old and obsolete electronics (like cell phones, computers, TVs, refrigerators, DVD players, etc.) will not only be contributing to the growing landfills, but may contain hazardous materials, like lead, mercury, cadmium and other substances.  If you have unwanted electronics, you might first ask yourself if it can be donated for someone else to use.  If not, look for a recycling center near you.  Many electronics can be used to build or upgrade to new ones or components can be used as secondary scrap.

To find out where you can recycle, you might try checking your state's environmental agency.  If that doesn't get you anywhere, I found a website that might help you to look for electronic recycling near you - here

You can even see Tressel, our dog, in the front seat ready to go - he's totally on board with recycling...hehe


JayZ said...

We have a great recycling center near us that takes electronics, paint, oil...everything! I was so happy we found it when we were cleaning out our garage because I had no idea what to do with everything we were getting rid of.

Texas Type A Mom said...

I hate clutter but, like you, refuse to just toss out old electronics. I need to find a recycling day for electronics around here - I already have the hazardous waste schedule on my fridge all ready to go.


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