How do I Recycle Computers & Old Microwaves?

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How do I Recycle Computers & Old Microwaves?
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsors a website dedicated to recycling and its benefits that informs consumers how to properly and responsibly dispose of their old appliances and electronics. On the EPA's website, you will find a link: "How do I donate or recycle my old computer and electronics." The link will lead you to E-cycling Central, a website whose slogan is: "Bringing you everything you need to know about electronics recycling."

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    Visit Choose your state in the site's pop-up bar below the map.

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    Locate your nearest e-cycling centre, which are listed in alphabetical order by program name. Select the program in the city closest to you.

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    Make sure the program you choose accepts computers and microwaves. After you click on the program's name, a screen titled "Program Details" will appear. Beneath the "Web Address" line will be an "Items Accepted" line. Computers and microwaves should be listed there. If your items are not listed, look for the program's website address and phone number.

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    Review your program's details. Some are only open by appointment, may charge a fee, or accept limited quantities of electronics or appliances.

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    Make an appointment, if necessary. If your program requires an appointment, make sure you set one up before dropping off your recyclables.

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