What Should You Do With Your Old Electronics?
Instead of throwing away old electronics, there are other — better — things that can be done.By Leah Becerra | August 24, 2015
Here’s a question: "What can one do with all their old laptops, PCs, hard drives?" - Gary D.
There are three things people should, at least, attempt to do with their old electronics: Donate them, get them refurbished or recycle them.
The goal of doing any of these things is to minimize the amount of electronics that are thrown away. Because those devices contain harmful chemicals, like lead, mercury, cadmium and even arsenic. And disposing of them inappropriately means the chemicals can get into the earth’s groundwater supply and even the air — eventually we're going to drink that and breath that.