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Save The Planet. Recycle Your Gadgets.

Posted by admin on December - 27 - 2010 with 0 Comment  6,238 views

So you got some new gadgets for Christmas and now you don’t need your old ones any more.  Instead of throwing them away or letting them rot in a closet  why don’t you make a little money.  At worst you’ll get $0, but you’ll have less clutter in your life and a little bit of the planet won’t die because of you.

Consider that the heavy metals an iPod is made of also represent toxic waste that will spend the next 10,000 years in a landfill. Americans dump almost 2.2 million TONs of eWaste a YEAR!

There’s also a  real and growing need to give consumers ways to safely and responsibly get rid of their older, unwanted electronics, while at the same time providing them with an easy-to-use, environmental solution for e-waste recycling.

Of course the easiest of all recycling is to hand your old gadget down to someone else. Cell phone, GPS, mouse, CRT monitors, all have someone looking for them. Locally you can browse Freecyle Dayton. You’ll find all sorts of people looking for something you might have, or giving things away that you might want. It’s not limited to just electronics.

For some cold hard cash try these companies:

In addition, almost all of the major wireless carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have recycle programs that will take your handsets back regardless of condition.

Even big box retailers like Best Buy are getting in on the act to become more responsible. Best Buy will take “nearly any” old electronic for free, though there is a $10 charge (with a $10 Best Buy gift certificate compensation) for TVs 32″ and under, CRTs, monitors and laptops.

Dell’s recycling program will take back any Dell-branded product at any time, and if you choose the free recycling option at the time of buying a new Dell product, the company will take away your old equipment regardless of manufacturer.

Every company handles take back and recycling a bit differently, so be sure to read all of their information before making the decision as to how to handle your old gadgets.

Leave a comment if you know of other companies we can add to the list. Hopefully you can reclaim some storage space and save a piece of Mother Earth.

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