One effective way to dispose of electronic items is during periodic disposal dates that counties set throughout the year at various locations. Bring your used electronic items to a disposal site and allow them to recycle them for you. This is a simple option to help reduce the environmental problems that are caused by the incorrect disposal of electronic items. To learn more about when and where these events will occur visit your county’s website.
Most people think of Best Buy as a mega electronic store, but Best Buy created Greener Together™, a program to assist people in safely disposing of their old electronics. They have coined the term “e-incarnated” which they use to describe how they accept old electronic products in an effort to turn them into new and better products in the future. People can bring in up to two items a day, per household. A few items come with a $10 charge, yet Best Buy will reimburse you with a $10 gift card. There are only a few items that Best Buy does not accept in the program which include, internal and external computer hard drives, electronics containing Freon, appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers.
If you are having trouble locating a periodic disposal site or don’t have a Best Buy in the neighborhood, landfills will often accept electronic products to be recycled free of charge. All of these options are an effort to help reduce the environmental impacts that e-waste causes the planet.