Don't trash those electronics, here's where to recycle in Charleston

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Now that you've got a that shiny new (iPod/TV/computer) don't throw your old one in the trash. Charleston County’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department staff reminded us by e-mail that not only does your old technology contain precious metals that should be saved, but they can do significant damage to the environment as toxic metals and chemicals leach into the environment (lead, anyone?).

Here's where to take them
Adams Run: 8326 Old Jacksonboro Road, 29426
Awendaw: 6380 Maxville Road, 29429
Bees Ferry (West Ashley): 1344 Bee’s Ferry Road, 29414
Downtown Charleston: Charleston County Recycling Center, 13 Romney Street, 29403
Edisto Island: 2844 Highway 174, 29438
Hollywood: 5305 Highway 165, 29449
McClellanville: 1775 River Road, 29458
Wadmalaw Island: 1558 Liberia Road, 29487

You can get loads more details on their Web site, and don't forget that the Christmas tree recycling program runs through the 10th. (843) 720-7111.