Unwanted electronics are the fastest growing category of waste in Massachusetts. E-waste has continued to grow due to the low prices of electronic paired with the rapid technological turnover which allows consumers to replace their gadgets quite often. Laptops and computers consist of a standard set of parts which every manufacturer then composes in their own unique way. Circuit boards and motherboards generally are present in all servers, computer towers, laptops and other “smart” electronics. Those elements are comprised mainly of plastic, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, electronic condensers and glass. It is not a secret that silver, gold, copper, zinc, nickel, bismuth, iron and antimony are used for building those devices too. Many people don't realize that, actually, those metals carry unique value and properly disposed can bring significant profit to the seller. So perhaps, next time when you decide to trash your old electronics, you should rather think about selling it to a designated scrap place and pocketing some extra bucks.