With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, laptops and even desktop computers, the amount of e-waste produced in the United States is astronomical: In 2010 alone, the U.S. disposed of nearly 2.5 million tons of e-waste, according to an infographic from MetroFax, which also points out that nearly 1.8 million tons of that waste was thrown into landfills or incinerated.

And disposing of such items improperly can be hazardous, as electronic devices of contain lead, mercury and lithium, to name a few.

Curious to know more about the waste that comes from our reliance on technology? Check out the infographic below.