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LOL. That computer monitor probably was due to be recycled. Cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors have been mostly phased out of the sales market. They contain four to eight pounds of lead. Liquid-crystal display (LCD) screens are often being backlit by small fluorescent bulbs containing mercury. Both of these are toxic metals that you want to keep inside the monitor. It’s pretty important to keep these monitors out of landfills. Treat them with care when recycling.Here’s what you can do when you recycle monitors. Unplug the DVI, HDMI or VGA cable from your monitor (as well as the CPU) to lighten the load and prevent tripping (for VGA, you’ll need to unscrew the ends). If the power cord can be removed, then unplug that as well. Use a dolly or something to transport the monitor to your car. CRT monitors can be very heavy and you don’t want to risk dropping them somewhere.Put a towel, cloth or blanket down in the car and put the monitor face down on top. This will ensure that nothing breaks if you hit any potholes while you are driving. Find a drop-off location for computer monitors near you using Google or other search engines.