What can I do with broken electronics?
Like lap tops, music player, phones, etc.
1-800- recycle I believe is the number to call to find out where you can send your old junk. Always be careful with old computers, as it is sometimes possible for disreputable people to extract personal information (such as credit card numbers, addresses, phone numbers, even SSNs), so take those to places that specialize in recycling (or reclaiming) old computers.
Cell phones can be taken to some drug stores that have special cell phone re-use programs that take old phones and give them to people that need them, such as low income families or veterans.
Of course, if they are truly broken, your best best is just to find a recycle center.
Many major retailers like Best Buy and Target actually have recycling bins near the front of their stores for old electronics. They are even separated by categories like ink or small electronics. It is probably the easiest and quickest way.
by Andrew 7 years ago
What are some of the best uses for old computers and printers?Many of us have old computers and printers around the house. Some work and some don't work fully. What are some uses for these old Desktops, Laptops, and All-in-One Printers?
by Sherri 10 years ago
What are the smartest ways to dispose of phones?What are the smartest ways to dispose of cell phones, cordless phones, broken or unwanted push-button phones and rotary dial phones? Phone technology is constantly changing...what do we do with the dinosaurs when they've gone past their prime? (Photo:...
by Brenda Barnes 10 years ago
Do You Recycle Old Electronics?Yesterday at an office, I saw dozens of keyboards, mice, printers, cables and the like simply tossed into a dumpster. It made me feel ill to know they were going to a landfill instead of being recycled. In addition, nothing was wrong with these items. The office had...
by Robert 7 years ago
Why companies do not want you to recycle your electronics and appliances?They will pay to have your older electronics and appliances destroyed but incorporate chips and restrictive software to keep people from repairing/reusing them. Isn't that anti-recycle (or restrictive reuse)?
by Susan Britton 7 years ago
Do you go the extra steps to recycle or up-cycle to help the state of the world?Do you use cloth diapers and cloth napkins? Maybe a small step to save the world but every little bit helps. Tell me how you changed your habits to love our planet.
by Graham Gifford 10 years ago
Should everyone be required to recycle?Recycling, in many states, is still not mandatory. Should it be?
Copyright © 2022 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|