Why You Should Recycle your Computer in Cleveland, Ohio

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District in Ohio is sponsoring Recycle Your Computer Month throughout the entire month of August.

In 2010, Cuyahoga County residents and businesses recycled over 940 tons of computer equipment.

Since the launch of  the computer recycling program in August 2000, Cuyahoga County has recycled over 5,580 tons of computer equipment and devices.

According to the United Nations Environmental Program, up to 50 million metric tons of electronic waste is accumulated around the world every year. The Environmental Protection Agency claims that 3.2 million tons of this electronic waste is accumulated by the United States!

August is Recycle Your Computer Month

The average U.S. state has about 4.2 million computers that are used in homes or by businesses and will eventually become outdated.

As computers continue to get upgraded, and even though computer repairs may be made, old computers will get tossed into the trash.

What’s your part in all of this? If you’re tired of getting an old computer repaired, there’s other resources and tools available to you.

Recycle your old, or unwanted computer!

Do you need a reason to? Here’s 5 of them.

1. Reduces landfill space
2. Creates less toxic chemical emissions
3. Can be used as source of lead for other products
4. Conserves energy use in manufacturing plants
5. Provides useful donations for charity organizations

For more information about Computer Recycling Month, and to find a drop off location near you, visit The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District Website.

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