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May 2013

Spring Cleaning : What to do with old electronics?

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ecoTech Management Recycling As the seasons change from winter to spring, it’s time to take a look in some old closets and drawers to find out what needs to be cleaned out. Valuable possessions that may not look so valuable after they have been collecting dust year after year, stored safely in the back of the closet. It’s time to a new home for these items. Usually, this can involve a yard sale in an attempt to reclaim some value. After that, the next step would most likely be donating whatever didn’t get sold.

However when you take a look in those drawers this year, make sure you blow the dust off of some items that everyone seems to hold onto for a little too long:

  • Cell Phones
  • Computers
  • Wires
  • TV’s
  • Monitors
  • Speakers
  • CD Players
  • Printers

As technology continues to push us toward upgrading our electronics, it is important to know what to do with the old. Most electronics contain precious metals and other materials that can easily be recycled. This means that even the old TV or stereo that didn’t get sold at the yard sale may still have some potential value if recycled. Before these items get tossed to the curb, take a look for collection events or recycling facilities in your area that may be able to purchase these items.

Though there may not be a second life for that old TV that was being used as a coffee table for the past 10 years, it can be safely disposed of and may end up putting a couple extra bucks in your pocket.

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