Gamers, Take it to the Next Level and Recycle!

Gamers, Take it to the Next Level and Recycle!

by Jamie April 03, 2013

Video games, like other electronics, can create large amount of e-waste. Just take a look around your house right now and you’re likely to see an electronic graveyard. We tend to only think big things like computers, TVs or cell phones as e-waste, but video games also contribute to the landfills.

So before you head to an all-night session of Zelda, here are a few ideas to give new life to your old games:


1. Donate them to local or national foundations for a good cause. Taking inventory of all your material possession can make you feel, well, a little materialistic. There are many organizations out there like Big Brothers that will be grateful for your donations to keep little kids smiling.


2. Bring them to used video games or movie stores. They’re more than happy to take those off your hands with an exchange for cash to you. That’s a win-win!


3. Sell them on the Internet. Websites like eBay or Amazon are a great way for you to seek potential buyers of your collection. Like they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!


4. Hand it over to us at Happy Stan! If you’ve outgrown your childhood games (admit it, you’ve still got Duck Hunt stashed away) or if they’ve seen their last level, the quickest and easiest way is to recycle them at your local recycling center, like ours!  Visit here for more details of our drop-off location.


5.   Sell them and other unwanted goods at the City of Port Coquitlam 5th Annual City-Wide Garage Sale. Make some money and meet great folks in the community!


So gamers, which out of the 5 will you do? Tweet us or post on our Facebook page to brag about your latest recycling moves!

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