Sony announced today that 75 recycling stations around the country will accept Sony products for free. So if your PS2 finally succumbs to "disc read error" and you're moving on to the PS3, you can give your beloved console a second life somewhere else. Sony's program is better than electronics giants like Apple, Dell and Hewlett-Packard's programs because Sony partnered with trash company Waste Management Inc. which has recycle drop off centers. With those other companies you'll have to mail the item back to company -- and if you're anything like us, you probably haven't seen the inside of a post office since Daddy Bush's administration.
The bad news is that the 75 stations are currently unevenly distributed across the country, with 17 in California, 19 in Minnesota, 1 in New York and none in 32 states. But hey, wait now, that's not Sony's fault. They plan to double the number of centers in a year and ultimately have a center "within 20 miles of 95 percent of the US population." Sony is just full of good PR fluff today -- oh, and don't forget, once you've got a PS3 you can help cure cancer.