E-Waste Is Piling Up, How To Dispose Properly

By: Ashley Mitchem Email
By: Ashley Mitchem Email

New smartphones, flat screen tvs, and laptops are great, but what do you do with your old technology?

The Environmental Protection Agency says these gadgets make up the fastest growing municipal waste in the U.S. The EPA says only 20 percent is recycled properly.

If you go down to the the solid waste management facility you can drop off your old technology and they'll recycle it.

Here's the link to their website: http://www.leoncountyfl.gov/solidwaste/

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  • by Kelly Location: Tallahassee on Jun 23, 2011 at 07:58 PM
    Call Junk King
  • by my 2 cents Location: Tally on Jun 23, 2011 at 04:05 PM
    I think the manufactures should buy back the old technology from the customers that buy their New technology. Let’s say you have a Sony TV and you want to sell it back to Sony, you would have to buy a New Sony to get money for your old one. I think the Manufactories can figure a price that fair. It’s just the plastic and components that they are buying back anyways. Hell 20 dollars are still better than nothing for your old technology of the same manufactory. Don’t you think???
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      by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 at 06:24 PM in reply to my 2 cents
      What you are suggesting will not work. You are saying that in order for me to sell my old product, I would have to buy from the same manufacturer. This means no competition? You idea is DOA because you haven't thought it through. We (consumers) want these products, and we want them made at as low a cost as possible. We should pay whatever the cost is to dispose of them properly.
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      by Steve Marietta, Ga. on Jun 24, 2011 at 08:16 AM in reply to my 2 cents
      Very good job. You made your point, and made it without fanfare. The merchantile companies that produce these bottles, glass and plastic, with refunds have already got-it. Now it's time for Toshiba, and Sony, LG and others to perhaps do what you say is appopriate. They can build-in a recycling fee to the retail price. When you go to the shop, and get new tires, the fees are built-in to recycle the old-ones! My compliments. Thanx.
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