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Finding a home for your electronics has never been easier or more important. Many electronics contain heavy metals such as lead, cadmium or mercury that are harmful to human health and can pollute our air, land and water if not managed properly. Luckily, there are many options to get rid of old TVs, computers and gadgets.

Collected electronics are disassembled and precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum and copper are recycled and used in a number of ways, including jewelry, plating, new electronics and automotive parts. Plastic components of electronics can be recycled in new electronic devices or other plastic products like garden furniture.

Did you know? Each American produces 65.5 pounds of electronics waste each year—the most per resident in the world.

Last updated: 1/5/2016 2:34 AM