Four Everyday Items to Recycle
Mice, keyboards, and items like them contain recyclable materials such as wiring. Metal can be reused to make other items. Circuit boards should also be recycled
Fluorescent tube lamps and CFL bulbs contain mercury powder. Mercury powder can contaminate soil and water. Contaminated water can make animals and people very sick.
Batteries power the circuit boards in smartphones and flip phones. Besides recycling circuit boards for metal reuse and to contain hazardous materials, plastic and wiring should recycled.
To comply with federal and international regulations, CRT televisions must be handled properly. CRT televisions also have metals inside that can be recycled and put to reuse.