E-cycling is the next big thing. CNN recently covered the growing focus on recycling electronic equipment. Instead of sending our old PCs to the junkyard, more and more companies are offering recycling services.
The article highlights Hewlett-Packard and Dell as the two leaders in the move to make e-cycling accessible to the general public. Dell, for instance, aims "to make it as easy to recycle a computer as it is to buy one."
The article points out that many countries in the world have laws that require electronics manufacturers to run recycling programs. Here in the US, Congress proposed an unsuccessful National Computer Recycling Act in 2005, which would have levied a national sales tax with the funds going towards recycling grants for individuals or organizations. Until the government gets its act together, we can benefit from the companies that do provide recycling services. For more ways to recycle your electronics, check out the EPA's guide to e-cycling.