Many types of electronic products used in the workplace and homes contain hazardous substances like lead and mercury. When these products reach the end of their useful lives or become obsolete, some are considered hazardous waste. In general, hazardous waste may not be discarded in the regular trash. Instead, it must be sent to a facility that has a permit for treatment (including recycling), storage, or disposal.
Lucky for us in the bay area we have a GREAT facility that will take your e-waste for FREE*, recycle it, and give it to needy individuals.
THEY WILL TAKE IT! They will recycle anything that you can plug into a power outlet. This means your computer, VCR, television, copy machine, and even your microwave or toaster, but not large appliances such as a washing machine or refrigerator.
You will receive a tax write-off, too.
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