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E-Waste by the numbers: Infographic

By Julio Franco
Feb 12, 2013
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  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,490   +292

    I am really surprised the monitor recycling numbers aren't higher in the US. You can't legally throw them away in my town, and I suspect it is like that almost everywhere. Our city recycling center actually charges to accept them.

    But.

    If you donate them to Goodwill, they recycle them for you, for free. So if you are sitting on a pile of old monitors that you don't know what to do with, give them to Goodwill. I was told by the one here they don't even check to see if they work because they don't resell them, they just recycle them all.
  3. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    I find a lot of things in the rural disposal sites aka "Green Cans" that are not supposed to be thrown in there. By buddy pulled up one time, and the local power company was unloading a full pickup load of old CRT monitors they had recently replaced :p.


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