It is important to properly dispose of electronic waste, and it is even more important to use a certified ewaste recycler. Certified recyclers properly dispose of your broken or unwanted electronic waste, according to the mandates of California law. Non-certified recyclers may or may not do the same.
The biggest problem with e waste recycling is the current trend to simply send our unwanted electronics to developing nations under the guise of helping them. Unfortunately many of these devices end up discarded in their landfills and the hazardous chemicals used to make these products leeches into the ground. By using a certified recycler you can be certain that the problem is not just being pushed out of sight and out of mind.