If your Christmas was full of new electronics, you might want to start thinking about how you will get rid of older models. For large appliances the store you bought a new one from may be able to haul away the old one, and some larger retailers will also take those old, thick TV's and computer monitors for recycling.
University of Illinois Extension educator Jason Haupt says there are also options for old cell phones at some shopping malls.
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Haupt highly recommends the website recyclenation.com where you can plug in what you're trying to dispose of and your zip code to find nearby recycling centers.