There’s a big stink about computer recycling in the world. Maybe it’s on Earth Day or on the local city garbage and recycling services calendar every six months. Either way, its good to know how to go about computer recycling.
Computers have a lot of parts. Some will leach out dangerous heavy metals into the ground water if they are tossed into a landfill. The landfill is where conventional garbage pickups end up.
That’s part of the reason to recycle computers. Sometimes you may end up with a cash reward for doing it. Say you have an old iPod, or Mac book that you no longer use, or want. It might have died a long time ago, and you recently became interested in de-cluttering your home or office space. Well, receiving $50 or even $25 for something that you cannot use is pretty good.
Many stores will recycle old phones, computers, or tablets in exchange for cash. Just type in the search terms into your computer to get local garbage collectors listings. You may find that your local garbage collectors do not take old computers. There’s no special computer pickup day, and you are not interested in selling off your old computer for cash.
You may have the added option to bring it to a special computer recycling center, or the municipal recycling center. Though, be forewarned, they might actually charge you a couple dollars to take the old electronics off your hands. If you finally remembered to haul it there, had in the car, and are ready to part with it, then you may not mind actually paying to get rid of it. Just be wise and be sure to clear off the hard drive or remove it prior to sending off your used electronics to anyone for recycling.