Goodwill and Dell have teamed up to recycle electronics of any brand at more than 2000 Goodwill locations nationwide.
Find one near you at dell.com/reconnect.
Every item will be carefully sorted to determine whether it can be easily spiffed up and sold at a Goodwill store, dismantled and used for parts, or completely recycled.
Cell Phones for Soldiers collects used phones, resells them and turns the money into pre-paid international calling cards so soldiers overseas can call their loved ones.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Shelter Alliance work in a similar way.
Donating funds back to victims and shelters in need.
A couple of final tips, as soon as you're finished using an item get rid of it.
Gadgets significantly lose their value the longer they collect dust.
Also be sure to completely erase the contents of your hard drive or phone before getting rid of them.
Cnet.com has the details.
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