Socially Responsible Ways to Dispose of Electronics ♻ Electronic Recycling Tips – DIY in 5 Ep 56

Here are a few electronic recycling tips. Old gadgets usually end up in your closet or your garage and stay there for years! You should donate or recycle your old PCs, TVs and phones to groups that will fix them, clean them, and put them back into use. But when there are electronics that even charities won’t accept, you should not just throw old electronics away. E-waste is potentially dangerous because it can contain toxic metals and chemicals that are fine while the device is in use but would become hazardous in a landfill. e-Stewards http://e-stewards.org/data/list-recyclers/ has a list of locations that are guaranteed to make sure your old stuff is recycled safely and in a socially responsible manner. Just like Captain Planet, they have a mission to create a toxic-free future and are campaigning for everyone’s right to a clean environment. In the US, Best Buy has a retail recycling program, but there may be a nominal fee such as $25 to take an old TV. Office Depot has a Tech Recycling Service where you buy a recycling box and put as many devices in there for a flat rate in the range of $5 to $15.

If you just can’t part with gadgets like an old Android tablet and you want to turn them into something productive, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-D5PdHaYc8

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22 Comments

  1. Steve on December 20, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    My oldest tech is a windows 3.1 laptop

  2. Andreas Holm Andersen on December 20, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    got my first pc a Compaq portable 3

  3. Gerardo Quintero on December 20, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Original nes

  4. Varun Bhat Bantwal on December 20, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    awsm video girl…. l like ur videos very much…

  5. Evelyn Sierra on December 20, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Some or collectors items

  6. wilma nakazato on December 20, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Nice video, can learn a lot.

  7. m12 warthog on December 20, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    oldest tech that i have k7t turbo ver. 3 motherboard with a amd cpu and a ram stick in it i played pajama sam game on the computer this was in when i was a kid also it has three ram slots on it and they don’t have 3 way memory channels any more

  8. Xavier NS on December 20, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    You could give it to someone like me who takes them apart and literally gut everything out of it also If anyone has any Apple products any condition let me know

  9. Stranded 360 on December 20, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    My knight reel to reel I suppose.

  10. Pat Mooney on December 20, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    My 1978 electrophonic record player.

  11. HyperdrivePics on December 20, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    I still have a Gameboy Color.  But I still use it.

  12. fkangalov on December 20, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    nintendo ds and it works except for the gamepads

  13. SUBHAJIT KARMAKAR on December 20, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Ur mother indian?

  14. Paul9 on December 20, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Nokia 3310

  15. KiTTU RaO on December 20, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    I have an 13 years old nokia n-gage qd but i ain’t gonna recycle that. its nostalgia…😊😊😊

  16. murfee on December 20, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    PLEASE PAY ATTENTION

    Do not recycle or donate your old tech, sell it on eBay or somewhere else. It is extremely wasteful to recycle working devices and even broken ones.

    In fact today I went to Target today and snagged a perfect condition lg aristo on Android 7.0 from their phone recycling bib

  17. You are breathing on December 20, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    My family still has our old 16 year old Compaq computer with one of the first 1 Ghz CPU.

    Personally, I have a T-mobile MyTouch 3G somewhere in my old home bedroom. I’m thinking of selling my Xbox 360 slim just to get rid of it.

  18. ̐ on December 20, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    It’s easy – cover it in petrol and lit. Do it somewhere in the woods. Prob solved clean and easy.

  19. Chuck Finley on December 20, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    I love the fact that some thrift stores will not take old electronics. Got one that I drop by every week and they just give me electronics. Some actually fall in the category of vintage and worth alot on eBay. And some are as good as new and I use them. My house does look like something you might see on an episode of hoarders.

  20. Marie Faulkner on December 20, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    I have a Sony s tablet that was previously 4.4 os. However, I rebooted it and it reverted back to 4.1 solved my slow response issue but created a new one I cant update it back to 4.4. Do you have any videos that might tell me what I can do to update it when there are no updates available any longer and apps don’t want to work on it any longer?

  21. P LAKHU on December 20, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    iPod

  22. Robert Ohm on December 20, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    You call that old??? I have a Commodore 64 from 1985 along with the cassette memory drive. Alas, the power supply is shot, so I have no idea if it still works.

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