I recently spent an entire day cleaning my basement. One result was a small mountain of old computers and electronics to be trashed. My first thought was to simply stack it on the curb on trash day. One call to the refuse company junked that idea.
They informed me that my community had an electronics recycling program. A call to the city told me that this was true, but the cost was $10 per computer or monitor and $25 per TV set. Man, what I considered trash was going to cost me a fortune to get rid of.
It seems that everyone must become a recycler these days. Actually, broadcasters were among the first to help eliminate dangerous chemicals from landfills.