Recycling Your Old Electronics

We all try to be environmentally conscious, but what do you do with that old TV that stopped working? No, there is no recycle symbol on that TV. That doesn’t mean you should put all that plastic, glass, gold, mercury, copper, silicon, etc. in the landfill.

Odds are that there is an electronics recycling day every 6 or 12 months in the closest major city. You can find out by searching the local newspaper’s website. Usually, the TV news will overlook such valuable information. Here in Augusta, GA, there is one on Fort Gordon, an army base, and another downtown at Fort Discovery, a science museum.

They will take TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers and stereos. Usually, they will not take stoves, ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, or any other large appliances. Make sure to check what they will and won’t take.