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Byline: Nancy Gohring
Aug. 31--If you're getting a new computer, you undoubtedly have thought about what to do with your old one.
The vast majority of computers end up in landfills, where they leave enough toxins behind for the Environmental Protection Agency to consider them hazardous waste.
One of the most dangerous parts of a computer is the monitor, which usually contains about 4 pounds of lead.
The city won't take old monitors off your hands, but the King County Solid Waste division developed the Computer Recovery Project to point residents to companies in the area that recycle or reuse computer gear, often for a fee.
Not all …