Technology brings information and convenience to our doorsteps. Unfortunately when it’s time for an upgrade we’re left with a pile of e-waste. Computers, TV’s and cell phones contain hazardous components and should not be sent to the landfill. Try these recycling options instead.
For TV & Computer:
Earth 911 is an excellent national resource for recycling computers and a wide range of other items. Simply enter your zip code and the item you want to recycle.
Computer Renaissance has a buy/sell or trade policy for computers.
National Cristina Foundation accepts computer donations in all 50 states. It then matches the donation to area schools or non-profits. The goal is to help people with disabilities, youth at risk and the economically disadvantaged.
For Cell phones:
Best Buy provides drop boxes for e-waste in their entryways. They also take inkjet cartridges & rechargeable batteries.
The Call2Recycle program provides lists of drop off locations. Here are a few: Office Depot, Radio Shack and Target.
Some manufacturers take back used phones. Here are three that do: Kyocera, Motorola & Nokia.