Of course, end-of-life recycling is exactly that, end-of-life. However, if a product is not at its end-of-life, meaning that it is not obsolete and can be reused or refurbished, consumers may want to consider reuse opportunities before recycling.
Functioning but still usable equipment may be shared, traded or donated. There are even some organizations that can assist you in finding a suitable reuse option for your old electronic equipment. Consider donating unwanted electronics to a friend, family member or a local school or charity.