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Disposing of Old Electronics at Your Apartment in The Villages, FL

Moore’s law states that at the present rate of technological development, the processing power of electronic devices doubles approximately every two years. With this incredibly fast pace of change, electronic devices become outdated very quickly and millions of them are thrown out and replaced every year in the United States alone. However, the lead, mercury, and other elements used in the construction of many electronic devices can be hazardous to the environment, and these discarded electronics often end up in a landfill, seeping harmful chemicals into the earth.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can find a new home for your old electronics at your PepperTree apartment instead of simply discarding them in the trash. They include:

  • Donations – Especially if they are still in working condition, your electronics can be donated to any number of charities. Even if the device in question is years old and broken down, there is still a very good chance that it can be donated to charities or organizations that can reuse or recycle their component parts.

  • Selling – There are dozens of online sites, such as Craigslist and eBay, where you can sell your electronics or their parts. Whether your device is in high demand or not, selling it is still preferable to throwing it away.

  • E-Waste centers – If your particular device is nonfunctional or is too old to sell, many municipal waste systems have centers specifically designed to handle electronic waste. Take your electronics to these e-waste centers to ensure that they are disassembled and disposed of properly.

By keeping these alternatives in mind, you can get rid of the old electronics you have at your apartment in the Villages, FL, in a safe and environmentally responsible way. If you are not yet a resident of our lovely community, contact us today to learn more about PepperTree Apartment Homes. We’d love the opportunity to give you a personalized tour and show you our many community amenities.