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These days, electronics seem to proliferate in the home and office without conscious effort. There are always new and updated gadgets and technological wonders that increase speed, efficiency and personal and business communication. These gadgets entertain and keep you in touch. But for every new wonder purchased, there are older electronics that no longer have a place in your home, purse or office. The problem comes in when you consider what to do with unused technology. It doesn't take long for the closet to overflow with electronic wonders that seemed so necessary a few months earlier. There are ways that you can recycle those unused electrical devices and help others as well.

Donate to Those with Needs

Just because you've moved on to other, new products, doesn't mean the older electronics cannot be used. Consider friends or family members who may benefit from the electronics. Schools or friends of your children may not have the benefit of the same level of technology and would gladly make sure of donated electronics. Organizations that deal with low-income families in your area, often take in electronics as well.


Sell your old electronics. Online venues offer a path to sell your used technology either as an auction item or through the use online classifieds. You can also offer them at a yard or garage sale or consign them at second-hand stores in your area.

Do it Right

Choose the electronics you wish to recycle. If you have several devices, save time and gas by delivering everything at once. Check over your devices to make sure they work. At least 24 hours before getting rid of an electronic device, unplug it. These devices contain energy-storing capacitors even when when not in use. The 24 hour period allows the energy to bleed away, which keeps those handling the devices from sustaining electric shocks.

Manufacturer Warranties

Always keep the papers received with your electronics. When it is time to recycle, check those papers. You may find the manufacturer already has a path in place for recycling the electronic device. This may include returning the item to the manufacturer. If this is the case, they usually have provided an paid, addressed label to use when returning the item for recycling. They may instead have a contract with a third party vendor and will direct you where to send your electronic item for recycling.

Local Electronic Stores

Check with your local office supply or computer business. Especially those connected with national chains often accept selected electronic products or give you information on where to send them for recycling. Call and ask if they accept the electronics you wish to recycle or if they will direct you to a recycling vendor. リサイクルショップ 家電 東京

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