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Recycling Electronics for Free

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Wow! Just noticed this great post about free electronics recycling on Lifehacker.

From the blog post: "The program, which allows you to discard your used electronics in an environmentally friendly manner, provides free envelopes in 1,500 post offices to handle everything from inkjet cartridges to cell phones and MP3 players. The postage-paid Mail Back envelopes are located in post office lobbies, and you can take as many as you want for free. Currently the pilot program supports 10 areas, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., but could go nationwide this fall if the trial is successful."

This is fantastic news for those of us that are never quite sure of the best way to recycle old electronics. Cross your fingers that they expand the program, and if you live in one of the pilot cities, try it out and let me know how it goes! It's interesting to see the post office try creative ways to raise funds (while doing good for the planet).