Include old gadgets on your spring cleaning list
Most of us have a some old gadgets tucked away in desk drawers and boxes. Instead of letting them collect dust, why not trade them in for some cash at Gazelle or YouRenew? No, not everything will give you the value of an iPad 2 (in good condition, $300). But you'll probably get a few dollars depending on what you have. The old devices are resold, keeping them out of the landfill. You can also check with the manufacturer of the product to see if it has a recycling/trade-in program.
If you'd rather give them away, check out Freecycle, or offer them up for grabs at the Tampa Bay Times' Reader's Exchange by emailing a description of what you have plus your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org with REX in the subject line.