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Keep Electronics Out of the Landfill

Recycle your electronics by mail.
By Danae DeShazer
July/August 2008
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Soon you may be able to recycle inkjet cartridges, PDAs, digital cameras and other small electronics by mail for free. This spring, the U.S. Postal Service launched the pilot Mail Back program that makes it easier—and free—for consumers to discard used or obsolete devices responsibly. Electronics recycling and remanufacturing company Clover Technologies Group, which has a zero-waste policy, is funding the program’s postage and packaging, which will be available at select post offices. The pilot program has been launched in 1,500 post offices in several metro areas including Baltimore, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and many cities in California. If all goes well, the program will go national this fall. For more information, visit

Who doesn’t love getting a little cash for helping the environment? offers a way to recycle your broken or used electronics—from old game consoles to cell phones—and you’ll pocket a reward. The company pays up to $225 for a broken iPhone or iPod, reuses the working parts, then recycles the other components.

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