Keep the Tech Out of the Trash
The average American household has 26 electronic devices, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. These electronics will eventually be replaced with an upgraded version and the question of what to do with the old device is raised. So, what's the answer?
If the device is still functional, give it someone who can put it to use. You can also donate your old electronics to Goodwill or Salvation Army stores to help someone in need.
If the device is no longer working and is beyond repair, don't throw it in the trash! Not only do these items take up valuable space in landfills, many also contain hazardous materials that may harm the environment.
E-cycling is the process of recycling the components or metals contained in used or discarded electronic equipment. E-cyclable items include, but are not limited to: televisions, computers, microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, telephones and cell phones, stereos, VCRs and DVDs.