New phones and tablets expected to create e-waste problem

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Baton Rouge, La. - A rush to purchase Apple's iPhone 5 and the new Kindle tablet will likely leave millions of people wondering what to do with their old electronics over the next few weeks.

If you don't have old electronics you don't need, the Department of Environmental Quality asks you don't just throw them away.

They can contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury and cadmium.

To learn more about the department's suggested recycling programs, call 1-800-305-6621.

You can also click here for links to the department's suggested programs.