With technology developing and advancing at such a steady rate, there are new gadgets and gizmos available in the market on an ongoing basis. This is what happens. There are too many people using pen drives, mp3 players and cell phones and the likes. As and when there’s something new the old one is shelved by users and if for some reason it ceases to function, most people will simply discard it. These electronics have so many components and mostly there are plastic and metal components. As such, these could lie around in the universe forever and cause irreversible damage. Further more, they have lead or lithium batteries that could be combustible and can cause a hazard of sorts. So instead of just disposing it, it’s so much better to ensure that you dispose it at the right place.
This is what you can do. Take all the old electronics, including your kids remote controlled toys, just about anything that’s related to electronics and make sure you drop it off at the recycling center rather than in the garbage. Your effort not only helps save your environment but the recycling center will weigh your donation and reimburse you for it. Of course you’re not going to get a full value but the scrap is evaluated and you’ll be given some money. So when it comes to electronic waste, do the right thing, recycle and make money of it. You can earn money every time you have something to recycle. The majority of takers for such recycling ventures are school bodies who use the money as an additional fund source, so learn from the example and you could be making money too.