How long do you keep a computer?
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Americans own approximately 24 electronic items per household. As advanced as technology has become, most electronic products do die out at some point. It's important to dispose of them properly when that happens, instead of leaving them stored and unused in a closet or basement, like 75 percent of existing computers are today.
State and local governments, manufacturers, and retailers are providing more opportunities to recycle and reuse this equipment. Many computer, TV and cell phone manufacturers, as well as electronics retailers, offer some kind of take back program or sponsor recycling events.