Technology changes so rapidly with new gadgets invented every day. Many of us get caught up with purchasing the latest advances and do not think about how or when the device’s predecessor will be disposed.
Estimates show Kentuckians annually dispose of about 40,000 to 80,000 tons of electronic waste.
Fortunately, many Kentucky counties offer recycling programs for this waste, also known as e-scrap.
Electronics contain valuable materials including copper, precious metals or engineered plastic.