Tossing your computer monitor in the trash is bad for the environment and, in some states, illegal. Recycle your monitor instead.
- Step 1: Encourage your friends and family to recycle their unused computer equipment.
- FACT: According to one survey, 75 percent of out-of-date electronics are being stored instead of recycled.
- Step 2: Follow the delivery instructions for the company or program, box up the monitor, and send it away to be recycled.
- TIP: Check for local, government supported recycling programs.
- Step 3: Check to see if the monitor's manufacturer offers a recycling program for their products.
- Step 4: Search online for places to recycle the monitor. Several sites offer search engines for organizations that recycle computers.
- Step 5: Consider selling or donating the monitor if it still works. Look for a friend, school, or nonprofit organization that will take it.