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Why Recycle?

To Protect Your Health and the Environment
Did you know computer monitors and older TVs contain an average of four pounds of lead? In addition to lead, electronics can contain chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, zinc and brominated flame retardants. Properly reusing or recycling electronics prevents these heavy metals and other toxic materials from polluting our environment.

To Create Local Jobs
Existing companies will hire more people to meet the growing workload. As the demand for electronics recycling grows, so will the need for new e-cycling business, especially in areas that don't already have drop-off centers.

To Support Your Community
By donating your unwanted, working electronics to a school or charity, you are providing that school, a low-income family, or non-profit agency with refurbished computers, cell phones, and other electronics. You are helping that person or group access technology that they could not otherwise afford.

To Conserve Our Natural Resources
Valuable material can be recovered from old electronics, and these materials can be used to make new products. Did you know gold, copper and other precious metals are used in computer circuit boards and other electronic components? Lead, glass and plastics are used in TV and computer monitors. By recovering and reusing these materials, we reduce the need to mine for new raw materials.

 

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