Electronic waste should not be thrown out with your household trash. There are toxins in the circuit boards and other components that should not placed in regular dump sites. Once in the water table it will be impossible to remove. Many communities rely on ground water for irrigation and drinking.
Most communities have drop off locations that will take your eWaste for free. Then they will dispose of it properly. A great deal of the waste is repurposed into useful materials.
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This small act on your part, will have a huge inpact on our future...