Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What do you do when your old laptop/camera/cell phone/etc. stop working? Throw it away, right? WRONG, and now you've made Mother Nature cry.

There are specific requirements when it comes to disposing of electronics, and, unfortunately, most people have no idea. You'll find a few donation sites throughout Chicagoland, but on April 14 Chicago Magazine is making it real simple.

Bring your old electronics to Tribune Tower tomorrow between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and Recycle Tech Solutions will haul it away to the proper facility. They'll even plant a tree for every item donated as part of its DreamGreen program.

What can you bring?
  • Cellular Phones
  • Laptop Computers / PC’s
  • Computer Parts: Power Supply’s, Mother Boards, AC Adapters, Memory
  • KeyBoards / Mice
  • Navigation Systems
  • Digital Camera
  • LCD/Plasma Computer Displays / Monitors (Non CRT)
  • PDAs
  • Digital Video Camera
  • Laser Toners
  • Smart Phones
  • External Hard Drives
  • Other Drives: Floppy, CD, DVD
  • MP3 / CD / DVD / VCR Players
  • USBs
  • Fax / Printer Cartridges
  • Mobile DVD Players
  • Wireless Internet Cards
  • Computer Wire
  • Network Devices: Switches, Hubs, Routers, Wire
  • UPS Computer Battery Back Up
  • Power Strips
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Office Printing Paper
  • Baled Cardboard
  • Copper Wire
There is a $10.00 donation to recycle these items:
  • CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) Monitor (large backed monitors)
  • Television
  • Batteries (up to 10 pounds or $1.00 per pound)

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