Planned obsolescence has worked well for plenty of electronics companies and works well enough for us, too: we like getting new electronic toys as much as anyone. It's become a huge environmental problem, however.
According to the EPA, over two million tons a year of discarded electronics leach heavy metals into landfills and pose health problems to workers in developing countries where some e-waste is sent for processing.
What began as design competition to create a logo for e-waste recycling, The 4th Bin is now an ongoing service offering pickup of e-waste "for ethical reuse and recycling from local residents and businesses." Yes, New York State passed a law that requires free collection and recycling of e-waste. But read 4th Bin's FAQ to understand why you might well want to use them instead.
You can find a list of things they'll take here. For residences or businesses, schedule a pickup and get a price quote here.
What happens to your stuff? It's either refurbished and resold or, if it can't be used, broken down for recycling of parts.