Those of you who know me will know that I recently went through the saga of the broken laptop screen, a pivotal moment in my life where I realized many things about myself, such as the fact that I don’t really spend very much time using my computer (except when I’m blogging.) Actually, it was neither a saga nor pivotal, but I did smash my laptop screen and have to order a new one and replace it.
Of course, this left my disembodied, smashed laptop screen living on my kitchen table for a while before I got un-lazy enough to figure out how get rid of it (hey, it’s over 100 degrees in D.C. today, I’m moving slowly.) The answer was obviously to recycle – but where? A quick Google search will yield the same answer (which I believe my friend The Green Light has mentioned previously), but I thought I’d share my results with the blog just in case anyone is wondering.
If you have old electronics, office supplies, computers, or a cell phone that you need to get rid of, Staples will take them and recycle them for you. That includes computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, speakers, etc), mp3 players, etc etc etc – the full list is on the website.
For more obscure items, if you live in an area that has a Mom’s Organic Market, it’s a great spot to recycle (hint for DC folks – there’s one in Alexandria). They accept batteries, toner cartridges, and even the plastic bottle tops that other places don’t always recycle. Mom’s also holds special events throughout the year, and you can check the calender for your location online.