Many components of electronic equipment including metals, plastic, and glass can be recycled. Unwanted electronic devices should be donated or recycled. Computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic equipment should not be disposed of with regular garbage. Did you know that this is illegal in California. Functioning electronics can be sold or donated keeping them out of landfills. Non functioning electronics that cannot be repaired should be recycled properly. Cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices are sold by the billions, but when today’s electronics break, become obsolete, or just go out of fashion, most consumers simply send them to the dump. The toxicity of e-waste is one of the biggest concerns. Hazardous chemicals associated with electronics include polyvinyl chlorides, mercury, cadmium, chromium, and lead, just to name a few. When e-waste byproducts leach into ground water, are burned, or don't get recycled properly, bad things can happen. Health problems associated with such toxins include impaired mental development, cancer, and damage to the lungs, liver, and kidneys. Properly recycle all your electronic waste at a recycling center near you today.