Saturday, November 22, 2008

How to Get Rid of E-Waste

E-Waste Options

Where to drop off those electronic devices that no long serve us? Keep reading!

Cell Phones

· Best Buy and Office Depot in-store recycling kiosks
· Drop off old phones at AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile stores
· Free mail-back programs: Motorola (, Sprint (, Nokia (, LG (
· Wireless Foundation’s Call to Protect donation program (
Computers and peripherals
· Dell recycling (, Hewlett-Packard recycling (
· The National Cristina Foundation donation (

iPods and MP3 players

· Apple in-store recycling (iPods only)
· Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation donation program (, iPods only; cell phones also accepted)
· eBay Giving Works, donation to a variety of local charities (, all MP3 players)

TV, DVD players and stereos

· My Green Electronics, to find local electronics recyclers as well as a data base for environmentally friendly products (
· Freecycle, to find a local reuse group (
Besides e-waste, you can go to and enter the type of “trash” as well as your zip code to find places nearby that either recycle the material or dispose of it safely.

The above information is thanks to an article in this week’s Morgan Hill Times. I thought it was good information and worth spreading the news. Maybe if we make it very easy to recycle, it can become a life style out of choice (while we still have a choice).

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