“If you just got a brand new TV, gaming console or smartphone for the holidays, you’re probably trying to figure out what to do with your old model,” Alex Fitzpatrick reports for TIME Magazine. “It can be pretty temping to just toss your aging iPhone 4S or Xbox 360 in the trash like regular garbage, but that’s the absolute last thing you should do.”

“First, your old electronics are chock full of toxic stuff that should never make it to a landfill, like arsenic, lead, and cadmium,” Fitzpatrick reports. “The green argument aside, there’s another good reason not to toss your old tech: It keeps your personal information safe. If you throw away your old computer, there’s no telling who might be able to get their hands on your hardware—and, by extension, your data.”

Fitzpatrick ask rhetorically, “So, if you can’t just throw your old stuff away, what should you do with it?”

Find out what to do with your old tech in the full article here.