Why Recycle Electronics?
Rapid technology change, low initial cost and planned obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of computers and other electronic devices around the globe.
Obsolete computers, TVs and monitors are valuable sources for secondary raw materials, if recycled. Computer parts are stripped of their most valuable components and sold for scrap. Metals like copper, aluminum, lead, gold and palladium are recovered from computers, televisions and other personal electronic devices. When electronics are not properly recycled, they end up in our landfills and become a source of toxins and carcinogens to our environment.
Your personal information can be retrieved from a computer dumped in the landfill. However, if disposed of through a certified electronics recycler or take-back program, your personal information is securely destroyed.