Electronics Recycling - Saving Money And Saving The Environment

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Electronics Recycling - Saving Money And Saving The Environment Electronics Recycling ​ is the wave of the future. It is a great way of saving money of making money and of saving the environment all at the same time. Everyone has an old electronic gadget laying around and collecting dust somewhere It could be an old printer or a copy machine. It might be a cell phone or an old TV. Could be an old computer or an old stereo. Anything with circuit boards is an electronic gadget even something as simple as a remote control. First lets talk about how you dont recycle electronics. You dont recycle them by throwing them in a landfill. You dont recycle them by tossing them down the bank on some back road. You dont recycle them by tossing them in a heap in the woods on your back 40. These might seem like simple solutions but they arent. They hurt the environment and can cost you money. So how does electronics recycling work Well there are many ways. You could give them to a charitable organization such as Absolute Green Electronics Recycling and receive a tax deduction. You could give an old computer and printer to your church. You might donate something to your local library or senior center. There are many worthy places for the donation of old electronics. Im sure you can think of a few more on your own. Another method of recycling electronics is to sell them. There are many ways to do this. Have a yard sale. Put an advertisement in your local newspaper. Offer it to family and friends. dont forget your local pawn shop. You can sell your old electronic gadgets online sites. Youll be saving money making money and ​Recycling Conserve Your Environment ​. Many communities offer recycling pickup once or twice a year. You put your electronic material that you want to recycle in special containers or just leave it on the curb. The city picks it up and sends it to recycle centers. Many stores offer electronics recycling also. Some accept your gadgets free some pay you and some charge you a small fee for certain objects. There are many companies that just do electronic recycling. They will pick up your items or you can drop them off. These companies are a simple solution to getting rid of items you dont want anymore.

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So what does electronic recycling have to do with saving the environment Electronic gadgets can contain over 100 toxic substances such as lead chromium and mercury. When improperly disposed of these can leak into the soil and ground water making it unsafe to use or drink. Although studies have said that throwing electronics in landfills is safe there are many people who have their doubts. Electronics also contain useful and precious metals such as nickel copper and gold. These can be recycled which cuts the need for environmentally damaging strip mining. Thousands of miles of copper wire are just thrown away each year.

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