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Go green by learning how to reduce, reuse, and recycle just about anything; it's all in these videos.
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Trade it in
If you’re upgrading to a new version of your current computer, check with the manufacturer about trading in the old one. Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba, and Apple all offer 'take-back' programs.
Donate your old computer, printer, and software to charity. Some options are The National Christina Foundation, Share the Technology, TechSoup, Students Recycling Used Technology, and Anne Bubnic’s PEP Directory.
Find recycling centers for everything from laptops to MP3 players through the Electronic Industries Alliance and/or the National Recycling Coalition.
Donate your cell phone
After terminating your service, deleting your contacts, and removing your cell phone’s SIM card (if there is one), donate it, the battery, and the charger to one of the many national and local charities that supply phones to the needy in case of a 911 emergency.