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Stephanie Wise
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How to Recycle Electronics

There is a vast array of technology we have access to in today’s world, from smartphones and tablets to laptops and fitness trackers. All of these different electronics have come together to make our lives easier, that is, until they stop working. Fortunately, there are ways to recycle technology correctly so that old devices don’t end up in a landfill.

There are a variety of places devices can be taken to be recycled. These include Best Buy, Staples, Office Max, Call2Recyle, and E-Cycle. Many of these places will take old technology off your hands and find a way to repurpose them so you aren’t leaving technological waste behind. There may be a fee on larger items you wish to recycle, but in most cases recycling your technology comes with no cost to you! Recycling can also typically be done by local nonprofit organizations, so be sure to call ahead to confirm.

Not recycling your technology comes with major environmental costs. It adds to landfill pollution, water pollution, and energy consumption. Electronics often contain toxic metals, such as lead, cadmium, or mercury, that can also leach into the ground if taken to a dump site.

When it’s time to say goodbye, don’t let your technology sit in a box or a trash can somewhere. Recycle your devices when it’s time for an upgrade, and don’t forget to buy a Safeware Protection Plan with any new technology purchased to protect against accidental damage, liquid spills, power surges, and much more!

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