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.