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Tips For Recycling Your Electronics

by Daryl Simmmons

Many people don't know how to recycle their smartphones, tablets, televisions, computers, and other electronics that no longer work or are no longer technologically viable in terms of functioning. They know that they don't want to add to landfills but they also don't want to keep the electronics in their home and cause an increase in clutter. Here are some tips for figuring out how to recycle your various electronics.

1. Find Drop Off Boxes for Old Phones

Phones are one of the easiest types of electronics to recycle because there are many different drop off boxes all over many communities. If these boxes require that the phones be packaged in any particular way, they will often have the bags or other materials on hand so that people can recycle with ease. Go online and search for mobile phone recycling and the name of the neighborhood in which you live. Also consider calling up your local public library. They will often have a list of stores that have mobile phone drop off boxes if they don't have the drop off box themselves.

Another option is to contact the manufacturer of your phone and ask them how you should recycle the phone. They will often send you a prepaid bag that you can put your phone in and mail back to them so that they can recycle your phone for you.

2. Donate Old Computers

If you have an old computer and it is in semi-working condition or even if it doesn't work at all, call up your local public school and ask where they have been donating their old computers. This will allow you find out where you can donate your old computer. There are many different charities that you can donate your laptop or desktop to that specialize in turning old technology into working technology again and then giving it to underprivileged kids. If your local public school does not have a satisfactory answer, contact your local recycling center or look online.

3. Contact Your Recycling Center for Miscellaneous Electronics

Finally, contact your local recycling center for any other miscellaneous electronics that you might have, such as handheld game systems or tablets. They will be able to advise you regarding how you should package the electronics to recycle at their facilities or other companies that you should call in order to properly recycle your electronics.

For more information, talk to your local recycling center