Take a peek in your kitchen junk drawer. Mixed in with the old rubber bands and dried-out ballpoint pens, you'll likely find outmoded devices, like that 1999 PalmPilot, or useless ink cartridges for a printer that broke during the Bush administration. But simply tossing everything feels wasteful and the landfills are plenty full already. Photo by Getty Images.
Luckily, there are online and in-store programs that allow you to recycle your stuff so it's put to good use-and often offer payment or credit in return. Get ready to beef up your bank account and feel virtuous, to boot.
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Make Money on Electronics
Gazelle.com and YouRenew.com are just two of the sites that will pay for your old phones, laptop and desktop computers, tablets, digital cameras and other devices. You typically type in information about your item, hit return and see what it's worth. A nearly 10-year-old Dell laptop can earn you $69 from