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How Do You Dispose Your Dinosaur or Unwanted Electronics

In the year 2010, the typical American family spent an average of $1179.00 per month on electrical equipment.   

With that statistic in mind, I can’t help but wonder where our “dinosaur” electronics are ending up.  Since a personal computer will not biodegrade or decompose - the Earth is becoming littered with electronics.  Not only computers but telephones, mp3 players, voice recorders, televisions, etc. are included in the “electronics” title.
How do you dispose of your electronics?  The earth’s soil littered with these potentially hazardous items - is not a safe or productive means of disposal and can wreak havoc on our ecosystem. 
The average desktop pc can have metals including but not limited to;  aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gallium, gold, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, palladium, platinum, selenium, silver, and zinc.  Along with these metals, the pc can contain potentially hazardous engineered plastics.