Electronic Waste (e-waste) Reuse and Recycling
When your electronic equipment is near or at the end of its useful life and you are ready to discard it – please consider these options:
REUSE it - sell or donate functioning equipment to someone that can use it.
RECYCLE it - in an environmentally responsible manner and in accordance local laws and regulations.
Check with the original manufacturer of the product for information on disposal, return programs, or sponsored recycling events.
Search for electronics recycle locations by zip code with the Greener Gadgets Directory.
Remember: Disposing e-waste in the trash or recycling bin is not always permitted – some electronic products may contain hazardous materials such as cadmium, lead, copper, and chromium that could pose risks to human health and contaminate the environment, doing so may be illegal now or in the near future. In the USA, here are states with e-waste laws.