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Electronic Recycling

I tease my husband all the time about his penchant for recycling. I've actually nicknamed him Recylco, like a superhero recycler. I recycle, but I can be a lazy recycler. If I use up the last of the peanut butter or mayonaise or something similarly sticky or messy, I may "accidentally" just throw the jar in the trash instead of trying to clean out the gunk so I can recycle it. Recyclo will come behind me and remove the jar from the trash and look at me with a raised eyebrow pointed in my direction. Now I have to make sure the jar is buried under something to disguise it...like some dark coffee grinds or something. {Just kidding, honey!}

This summer, I was especially impressed with the Adventures of Recyclo! While I was at a training, he decided to get rid of some old electronics that were taking up tons of storage space. Our city has an electronic recycling program, but it's only a drop off once a year. We needed to get rid of this stuff over the summer when we actually had the time, so Recylo did some research and found out that Best Buy has a fantastic electronic recycling program. Go Recylco!

You can basically load up your car, drive to Best Buy, drop off your useless old electronic crap and leave it there! The pix above were from the third trip we took. In all we got rid of a TV, a couple of VCR's, 4 computers, a scanner and 2 printers - and maybe some other stuff I'm forgetting. Hubs removed the hard drives from the computers first. He's got the skills for that, but you can google how-to videos if you're not sure. I don't know if that's a requirement, but it feels safer to do that.

Best Buy also had an impressive recycling container that you see above for wires, ink cartridges, gift cards, bags, CD's & batteries. Nice, right?

You can find out more about the program {HERE}. There's even a cool video that shows what happens to your stuff after it's recycled.

Remember to recycle - you never know who's watching...
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11 comments:

  1. I must say I'm a bit like your husband! I recycle more 'stuff' than I throw in the rubbish (or trash as you call it!). I work at a very 'green' school as well and we actively try to reduce our carbon footprint. Recyclo Rules!

    Kylie
    Down Under Teacher

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  2. I didn't know Best Buy did that. . .pretty cool. Tell Recyclo that I thought of him the other day when I saw the announcement for the new iPhone. I hope your year's off to a great start.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  3. My ex nicknamed me "The Recyclator" because I was always finding things in the trash that should have been in recycling. I wonder if recycling was what broke up my marriage?

    Sally from Elementary Matters

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  4. My husband likes to check up on me too......I try, I really do but he is the super recycler !!! Cute post :)

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  6. Ha ha! At school they call me the recycling police because I'm always grabbing things out of my teammates trash cans and asking if they knew if was recycling. Go Recyclo!! I think he needs a superhero logo shirt! Maybe flying with a computer or something? ;)

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  8. I learned so much from this post. Lets promote computer recycling as a means of proper waste disposal. In this way, we can help save the environment.

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  9. Its good to know that your old computer and electronic products gets recycled. Also, there are some initiatives that calls for repairing old computers and donating them to the less fortunate.

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