Do you live in Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, or San Diego? If so you can take part in the pilot program announced by the US Postal Service yesterday to recycle small electronics and inkjet cartridges. Just stop by your post office and pick up a free envelope to mail your old electronics to the company which won the contract to handle the recycling. If the pilot program is successful it could be nationwide by the fall.
If you are not in an area where this pilot is taking place, I thought I would mention some other options you have as well. You can recycle your iPod at an Apple store and get 10% off towards the purchase of a new model. If you are not in the market for a new iPod but need to recycle an old one, Apple has a program were you can get a shipping label for free to send them your old iPod and mobile phones no longer used. In addition many big box electronics stores have drop off points for old batteries, phones and electronics. Buying a new computer, most manufacturers have a method to recycle older machines for free as well. There are many options out there for recycling old electronics from these few mentioned, to programs which benefit schools.
If you are wondering the best method to recycle locally, check out the following website or give your local government agency a call to find out options you have in your town.