Washington State now has a network of free drop-off locations for unwanted electronics. This service began January 1, 2009, thanks to a Washington State law passed in 2006 that puts the onus on electronics manufacturers to pay for recycling costs associated with their products.
While all good things must come to an end, the end may not necessarily be in sight for those hard-working electronics we’ve often dropped, cracked, or drizzled with Seattle’s very best—coffee and/or rain! Rather than console yourself with a new console, take a look at the alternatives before opting to use your re-purchasing power. Chances are there may be a second chance for our hard-wiring—both electronic and human, and a fix that helps the environment, the pocketbook, and our immediate needs!