E-waste is a term which covers modern electronic waste such as household
televisions, computers, tablets, mobile phones, printer cartridges, etc.
Because this equipment rapidly goes out of date, modern contries are
generating millions of tons of E-waste annually. Because
a significant fraction of E-waste is toxic (containing lead, mercury,
and chromium, for example), many states are moving quickly to enact
E-waste legislation on disposal/recycling practices. For now,
do your part. Learn about E-waste and understand what to do with yours.
Here are some links to help.
(started on April 22, 2005--Earth Day)
Verizon's phone recycling page and informative video.
E-Waste Guide, excellent resource from the Switzerland.
Try putting your city or county or state name into a search
engine like Google along with the
printer-cartridge and mobile phone recycling. They'll send you pre-paid
envelopes at no charge. You simply put your cartridge or old mobile phone in
and mail. I've tried this, and I got the envelopes within five days.
It's a very nice service.