Let’s be honest, who doesn’t have a drawer or box filled with unwanted electronics. Add to that some old stereo equipment, TV’s and Computers, it seems the list goes on and on. You can’t help but feel guilty if you want to get rid of the stuff, that is if you want to do it responsibly. Good news, that’s where Recycle My Electronics can help. Did you know you CAN’T throw your old cell phone in the regular blue bin? That’s a big no no. They are equipped to handle certain types of recyclable material, but not electronics. Recycle My Electronics make it easy to find a location nearest you, simply by logging onto their website.
I had a chance to talk with Dennis Neufeld – Executive Director for EPRA (Electronics Products Recycling Association) and he opened my eyes to not only what items can be recycled, but how it can be done securely. That was one of the things stopping me, having all my personal data left on these devices. He explains what they do and how you don’t have to worry about your data being used, as they are “end-of-life” for all products. Here’s a list of what they take.