Getting rid of old technology stuff….

by techtiptom

Originally posted on WIBC.com on 12/28/2009:

I know I have mentioned this before, but felt it important enough to run again.

With all the new gadgets and doo-dads everyone received for Christmas, there will be the old stuff to dispose of…. Where do we do that, without harming our environment?

• Earth 911 (www.earth911.org)
Earth 911 is a comprehensive communication medium for the environment. Earth 911 has taken environmental hotlines, web sites and other information sources nationwide, and consolidated them into one network. Once you contact the Earth 911 network, you will find community-specific information on eCycling and much more.

• My Green Electronics (www.mygreenelectronics.org)
Provided by the Consumer Electronics Association, this site is a resource for consumers wishing to purchase green products and/or searching for local opportunities to recycle or donate used electronics.

• Electronic Industries Alliance’s Consumer Education Initiative (www.eiae.org)
The Electronic Industries Alliance’s eCycling Central Web site helps you find reuse, recycling and donation programs for electronics products in your state.

• TechSoup (www.techsoup.org)
TechSoup has compiled a comprehensive body of information to promote computer recycling and reuse. This site provides resources for those who would like to donate hardware, those who would like to acquire recycled hardware, and refurbishers.

• Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) (www.rbrc.org)
RBRC can help you recycle portable rechargeable batteries commonly found in cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, digital cameras, and remote control toys. Search for collection sites by zip code.

For more information, go to: http://www.epa.gov/waste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm

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