|Recycle Those Old Electronics|
(SPM Wire) You may be coveting that latest and greatest cell phone or tablet computer, but what should you do with your old ones?
Each year, Americans generate approximately 2.4 million tons of used electronics, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the General Services Administration.
Don’t toss them out with the trash. Instead, recycle electronics at a certified "eCycling" facility, which lessens pollution and helps supports local jobs.
Improper disposal of electronics, such as illegal dumping, can harm people and the environment through the release of such substances as lead and mercury.
For more information about eCycling and to find local drop-off points, visit www.epa.gov and search for “eCycling.”