Do you know that they are companies in USA who will take your electronic waste (eWaste) off you to be recylced?
While you can get paid for paper, glass or aluminum cans you recycle, you may have to pay company, like GreenCitizen for recycling some of your electronic equipment. So, when you have to pay for recycling eWaste, what "services" are you paying the amount for? This video will give you an idea.
If you do not want to take the "green action" and pay just to get rid of eWaste, there are some other options that you can look into featured in this video.
So, before you discard your eWaste indiscriminately consider the following facts:
1) Your eWaste may land up in the backyard of poorer countries.
2) Toxic chemicals from your eWaste could be contaminating the environment.
3) Incorrect methods used to reduce the eWaste may be affecting the health of many innocent workers.