Recycling computers and other electronics: Here’s how

It’s the season to buy new electronics. It seems to be a that season all the time, doesn’t it?

If you don’t want to add to that stack of old computers, phones, tablets or computer accessories stashed in a corner, here’s some help.

Sometimes a store will take your old device off your hands and recycle it. Ask about it when you’re shopping.

If the retailer can’t help, go to WLSSD’s up-to-date disposal guide for the variety of locations and businesses that will recycle electronics.

The link is on the front page of our website, http://www.wlssd.com.

Or you can click here.

We take electronics of all kinds at the Materials Recovery Center, our multi-purpose facility on Rice Lake Road in Duluth. Find the hours and current prices here.

For information on getting rid of personal information on your device before recycling, here’s a good guide from the U.S. government: https://www.us-cert.gov/security-publications/Disposing-Devices-Safely.

Thanks for your help! Computers, televisions, tablets and other electronics are fun and make our lives better. But they have small amounts of metals and other materials that we don’t want in the landfill or the environment.

We’re working hard to make it easy for you to do the right thing.

Remember: Ask your store if they’ll take the old one back. If that doesn’t work, go to the Materials Recovery Center or check our disposal guide.

 

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