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Wis. DNR encourages e-cycling of old electronics

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- If you received new electronic gadgets over the holidays, you might be trying to figure out what to do with the old ones.  One state agency encourages you to recycle them.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources maintains a list on its website of sites that collect old electronics.  The sites will accept outdated gadgets including laptops, computers, monitors, TVs, e-readers and cellphones.

There are more than 400 collection sites around the state.  Consumers can drop off unwanted electronics, which will be sold to recyclers and broken down for their recyclable parts.

Many electronics also contain toxic chemicals such as lead and mercury.  E-cycling helps ensure that the toxins don't end up contaminating landfills.

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