Why Recycle PCs?
About 40% of the heavy metals, including lead, mercury and cadmium, in landfills come from discarded electronic equipment. It can and does get worse. Landfill is not only wasteful and unsightly but is potentially a serious time bomb.
The health effects of lead are well known and just 1/70th of a teaspoon of mercury salt can contaminate 20 acres of a lake.
The slightest bit of 'run off' from a landfill site can potentially be a massively dangerous pollutant.
Of course, not all electronic equipment is PC related but a lot is. An awful lot.
This is not just wasteful and ugly it's the source of a major pollution problem and ultimately expensive. You're the one paying for landfill and the cleaning up after it.