If you think Santa may drop off a giant new TV, cutting-edge smartphone or zippy-fast laptop later this month, make room at home by getting rid of old electronics by recycling or reselling them.
Make sure to e-cycle — unless you think your used gadgets are worth something.
North Lauderdale residents can take advantage of a free electronics drop-off event at City Hall, 701 SW 71st Ave., on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Televisions, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, cellphones, rechargeable batteries and CD and DVD players will be accepted.
Don't go crazy: no stereos, microwaves, kitchen appliances, explosives or bio-hazardous or business-generated waste will be accepted.
Those who wish to take advantage should bring a valid driver's license, current utility bill or other proof of Broward County residency.
But no bah humbug if you can't make it to this particular event.
The first two locations are open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the latter Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bonus: At these sites you can also dispose of household hazardous waste, including paint, fluorescent lamp tubes, motor oil, pesticides, pool chemicals and more.
For more information, call 954-765-4999.
Keep in mind that some old electronics can fetch something in return. Reputable retailers offer store credit in exchange for slightly used gadgets, particularly popular smartphones and tablets. BrandsMart USA, Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers offer such programs.