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Illustration: Daniel Horowitz

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Recycle It
If you, like most of us, have amassed a collection of mysterious PC cables, CD-ROMs, and grubby old mice, check out GreenDisk, which safely recycles all this high-tech junk—plus CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassettes and much more.

Give It Away
The National Cristina Foundation will match your used tech equipment—a computer, printer, software, fax machine, monitor, mouse or any other parts—with an organization near you that needs it. Many are nonprofits that provide education or training to at-risk students or people with disabilities.