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How To Recycle an Old Computer Monitor

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  • FACT: According to one survey, 75 percent of out-of-date electronics are being stored instead of recycled.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.

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