Where to dispose of an old laptop?

I've got an old laptop that I need to dispose of.  I've heard that laptops contain materials that can be hazerdous to the environment and that you shouldn't just throw one away.  I need to know a place where I can take this laptop to recycle it.  I need a location near zip code 22204.
josephdaviskcrmAsked:
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lpxtechCommented:
Hi,

There are many places for you to recycle your old computers and electronics. It really depends on where you live.

Here is a link to help you find where to dispose of your laptop.

http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/ecycling/index.htm
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rknetworkCommented:
I would recommend selling your laptop on eBay for parts.
That way you will not be responsible for disposing it and + you can earn some $$$.
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mastooCommented:
If it's not a complete clunker, there are probably local nonprofit schools that would like it.  Similarly, http://www.cristina.org/ can help some less fortunate person.  Regardless of what you do with it, you probably want to wipe the drive and many places won't want it without windows reinstalled.
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stevepoCommented:
Check with your Town / City Hall, many towns / cities have Electronics Recycling days once a month or once every few months, if not they may be able to point you in the right direction.
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