Unused electronics can be recycled and sometimes even refurbished and given to others. Some schools, shelters, and churches will accept electronics that are still in working order. Be sure to donate all the proper cords and any extra ink, paper, or toner that you may have for that machine. There are also businesses that will accept particular electronics. Most cell phone companies have a donation program: if you take your old cell phones to them, they will remove the previous information and donate the phones to those in need.
(10-Minute Tidy: 108 Ways to Organize Your Home Quickly; Office, pg. 126-127)