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What to do now?

The holidays have come and gone …. and someone got a new computer. What do we do with the old one?

You could donate it to a local charity, but if it is really old and no longer functioning, you have to dispose of it properly. Electronics like telephones, radios, TVs, computers and cell phones are items we rely on daily. These products make up the bulk of electronics that have the potential to cause the most environmental damage because of their hazardous ingredients. This section of waste is referred to as electronic waste, or e-waste.

Consider recycling or donating old electronic devices. With either choice, we can reduce the amount of e-waste landfilled and put our outdated items to good use.