The amount of toxins that can accumulate in landfills from a variety of electronics is frightening. The following hazardous materials are an example of common components of a PC that can leach into the environment, creating a cumulative impact upon humans, animals and plant life. Keeping these potentially dangerous materials out of landfills and incinerators by recycling them just makes plain sense!
Examples of items listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency include:
Consider donating to local schools, retirement communities and non-profit organizations -- many have programs to collect old electronics. You may want to post working and non-working items on Craigslist. Also, the EPA points us in the right direction for recycling or donating through the following outlets:
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