For any of you who have purchased a certain electronic and computer components in the last few years, you've probably noticed this ~$10 E-waste fee pop up on the bill (or maybe this is just California?). I just realized something that struck me as odd in regards to this fee. If I were to recycle this product (for example, this monitor I purchased a few days ago), I would have to pay a E-recycling center to recycle it for me. I'm being screwed here, aren't I?! Actually, I just realized, since (based off a previous thread a year ago or so) my family is like the only family in the world who brings our cans/bottles to recycling centers to get paid instead of paying the city to take our recycled materials off, there's mega-screwage going on here! My understanding has always been that you pay your $0.05 CRV and when you recycle the can, you essentially get a refund of the CRV. But the all-mightys of PF say "no no no, you pay the CRV, and then you PAY AGAIN to have the city come take your recyclables. Duh, that's how the world works you stupid fish". Same idea with this E-Waste thing. Why am I paying twice!?! Honestly, I think the whole system is backwards. We recently dropped 3 computers, 2 monitors, and a bunch of old electronics equipment at an E-recycling place because on that day, they were taking stuff in for free. Our family isn't exactly trying to help create record breaking landfills, but that kinda stuff would have absolutely gone to the trash/landfills if it weren't for that free offer. The worst part is I'm sure there are people who think "Oh I paid my $10 fee, I'm suppose to throw this LCD into the garbage can now". rawr. Discuss.