Ars Tech tells how to clean out an old junk drawer and burnt out laptops with a clean conscience. Second Rotation is a web service that allows you to type in the name an old tech product for a price quote (they’ll buy old tech junk!) and a free shipping label sent to your home. About 90% of the materials are resold, and the rest are recycled, not trashed.
Now, if it would just help us stop losing all those mismatched power cords for the new gadgets.