Is your home turning into a temporary e-waste storage facility? You're not alone.
Is your home turning into a temporary e-waste storage facility? You're not alone. Plenty of us have old computer monitors, cell phones or other electronic components and gadgets cluttering our basements and junk drawers. By now, most folks realize that just tossing these toxin-laden goods into the trash is a bad idea, and that doing so will likely contaminate air and groundwater near the landfill with harmful chemicals.
And, unfortunately, curbside pickup of e-waste is extremely rare. How to get rid of this stuff, then? We talked to Barbara Kyle, the National Director of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition for advice.