This holiday season millions of people will be surprised by their loved ones with new smart phones, game consoles, lap tops, DVRs and televisions and a gazillion other electronic gadgets.
Americans, especially, who bought $11.4 million in electronics just over the Black Friday weekend, are hopelessly in like with their computerized convenience items, gaming equipment and ever-expanding retinue of TVs.
But with the joy of ringing in the new, comes a new responsibility to not trash the old – especially when it comes to electronics.
The recycling service, Reconnect, set up by Dell and Goodwill Industries, is expanding to collect more than PCs and computers.
Now the free collection service, available at nearly 2,000 Goodwill locations, also will accept Microsoft entertainment products like Xbox, Zune and their accessories, Round Rock, Texas-based Dell announced today.
Fresno, CA (KFSN) — Getting rid of your old computers and electronics doesn’t have to cost you. Today the Fresno Fairgrounds hosted their monthly e-waste disposal where people come by and drop off their unwanted electronics such as television monitors, computers, and copy machines. >> Read the full story
Sony Electronics is inviting Bay Area residents to recycle any brand of outdated electronics by bringing them to a drive-up recycling collection event on March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.
Drivers of the first 2,000 cars to drop off unwanted electronics will receive a voucher for a Sony product valued at $100, which can be redeemed at Sony Style stores at the Valley Fair or Stanford shopping centers, according to a press release.