According to the Environmental Protection Agency (visit site), electronic waste can contain “hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury, and hexavalent chromium, in circuit boards, batteries, and color cathode ray tubes (CRTs).”
The EPA also says that electronic waste has valuable materials, which “conserves natural resources and avoids the air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, that are caused by manufacturing new products.”
A great way to get rid of your old dinosaur televisions and other electronics is to use a company called Ecollective
Ecollective has hundreds of convenient drop-off locations where you can recycle your unwanted and obsolete electronics. By choosing to recycle your e-waste at an ecollective location you can feel safe knowing that your data is destroyed and that all of your e-waste is recycled properly. It’s simple – just enter your zip code on their site, find your closest ecollective location and take it back for good.