Recycle Your Electronics from Home Via Mail

mail it back

The U.S. Postal Service has come up with a handy new and useful service called “Mail Back” to allow you to send them your old gadgets in the mail for free.

Postage-paid envelopes are available for pickup in about 1500 post offices in cities that include 10 areas, including Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Chicago with hopeful plans to expand nationwide if the trial is successful.

What happens to the gadgets? Once mailed, the discarded old electronic gadgets end up at Clover Technologies Group for recycling. The post office will run the pilot program for 90 days and will be accepting the following items:

    * Cell phones
    * PDAs/ Blackberries
    * MP3 players
    * Digital cameras
    * Ink jet cartridges
    * iPods


One Response to “Recycle Your Electronics from Home Via Mail”

  1. This is SO GREAT! I hope the pilot program will be successful and they keep it going! Way to go USPS!!!
    Until producer responsibility kicks in and the manufacturers take it back to recycle & start designing products with end-of-life in mind, it is good that we can keep as much toxic E-waste out of our landfills as possible & stop shipping it to other countries to deal with our waste.

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