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Celebrating Earth Day - Recycling Your Old Electronics

Brianna Loftin - Friday, April 22, 2016

Don't leave your old electronics collecting dust in the closet.  There are tons of materials inside that can be recycled to conserve resources and keep materials out of trash heaps.  The EPA states that, "For every million cell phones we recycle, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered."

Please help do your part, here are a few tips to get you on track:

Check out the EPA's Chart to search where to recycle by product type.

Best Buy is a good place to get started, they accept a wide variety of electronics and make it simple for you to drop off. 

If you want to Get Something Back...

Amazon offers gift cards for recycling material through them.
Sprint offers a program to buy phones, even from other carriers.
Goodwill is a great place to drop off most electronic devices through their Dell Reconnect Program.  After just filing your taxes, you might want to donate somewhere that you can get a receipt for tax deductions. 

Remeber that Reusing is even more efficient than recycling, make sure there isn't someone out there that desperately wants your electronic device.  Of course remember to take out any batteries and remove all of your personal information before you depart with your once loved item.  



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