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A computer has many toxic materials that can make more harm to the environment if not disposed of properly. Even the computer monitor contains toxic materials that has to be recycled for more reasons than one. The main reason for the importance of computer monitor recycling is that the older computer monitors were CRT or cathode ray tubes monitors. The important components like lead in the monitor required for its operation is also hazardous and toxic. This lead is mixed into the monitor glass to provide a radiation shield to the electron gun for maximum optical quality of the glass. However if not disposed of properly, this lead can seep into the soil and groundwater. Through computer monitor recycling, the lead can be reused to minimize mining of the materials and consequently, protect the environment. Computer monitor recycling methods There are various options available for computer monitor recycling and to prevent your monitor from reaching a landfill. 1) Before you actually think if recycling the computer monitor, if it is in working condition, you could donate it to a charitable organization. This is applicable only if the monitor is in working condition and not if it is old or if it does not work. 2) Look to your local state, city or country government for help and information on computer monitor recycling. Some states have an environmental protection department that can help you here. However some states also have limits on the number of monitors they can recycle in a month while some states offer computer recycling at a certain time every month. 3) There are some companies that specialize in computer monitor recycling, and which accept computer monitors for recycling purposes. Check your telephone directory for this information. 4) Some companies also let you recycle old computer monitors and equipment when you buy a new one from them. Though you may have to pay a small fee, it improves the safety of your environment. Once again, if you cannot afford the fee, there are some recycling agencies that are more than ready to waiver these fees as they prefer computer monitor recycling than letting a monitor reach the landfill. Altr-Bincis aHouston Electronic Recycling company offering recycling services for business in around Houston, TX.
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