Do You Know How to Dispose of Your Old Electronics?

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more.

Getting rid of electronics isn’t as simple as just taking them to the landfill Beware These 8 Security Issues When Recycling Hardware Beware These 8 Security Issues When Recycling Hardware Recycling old hardware is a good idea, but you don't want to give away personal data. Consider these security concerns before getting rid of your hardware, and see what you can do about them. Read More and leaving them. You also can’t just leave them in the recycling bin with your cans, bottles, and papers.

Nope, recycling electronics properly isn’t that simple. But it’s doable, and it’s important! Check out the infographic below for everything you need to know about getting rid of your electronic devices properly.

Click To Enlarge


Explore more about: Infographic, Recycling.

Whatsapp Pinterest

Enjoyed this article? Stay informed by joining our newsletter!

Enter your Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Keith
    May 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Charities do not want electronics as they then have to pay the disposal fees. Most municipalities in Massachusetts will run drop offs for old CRT's in the spring and fall (along with paint and other chemicals). Best Buy also accepts all electronics for drop off.

  2. Anonymous
    May 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Great advice in theory. Practice is much different.
    You can't give away old electronics, let alone sell them. I have tried donating my working electronics to charities such as Goodwill and Salvation Army. They only accept the latest and the greatest.
    In my area, no municipality will pick up any electronics other than TVs. Don't even think of trying to dispose of a computer related item.
    In my area, some metal recyclers will grudgingly accept computer related junk. I live in the New York Metro area but I have to drive about 50 miles to a nearest recycler that accepts PC junk. I spend more on gas than I get paid for the junk. It just is not worth it.

    If the e-waste is so toxic and contain so much valuable metals, why don't municipalities set up recycling plans? Why don't more junk yards accept e-waste?