How to Dispose of Your Old Computer


Technology is constantly changing. New models of computers and smart phones come out faster than most people can keep up with. You can buy a top-of-the-line computer and it will be obsolete in a few short years. But when you do buy that new computer, what are you supposed to do with the old one? Did you know that there are actually laws regulating how you can dispose of a computer? You can’t just throw it out with the trash. Here are a few ways that you can legally get rid of that old computer of yours.

Sell It

This is probably one of the simplest things to do. Whether you are having a yard sale or just list your computer on a site, there are a lot of ways that you can find individuals willing to buy your computer. Even if you no longer have a use for that old model, there are many people who do.

Some people just need a computer that can surf the Internet and run a word processor, and don’t care about the latest and greatest technology. These people may be willing to buy an older computer to save money while still getting what they need. Other people are technological wizards who can build an entirely new computer from parts of different computers. These people may want your computer for its parts so that they can build a new computer for themselves.

If you don’t want to sell the computer yourself, look into selling it to a computer parts store who can either sell the parts or the whole computer for you.

Recycle It

If you have a really old computer, you may not be able to find many people willing to buy it. If this is the case, you will need to recycle it. There are a lot of trash pickup companies that specialize in bulky waste objects or other types of rubbish that can’t be put out with your weekly trash. They can take your computer and dispose of it legally so you don’t have to worry about it.

If you’re looking into computer recycling look for a company that is going to get the most out of your computer. You should find a company that is going to attempt to make use of your computer before just throwing it away. Find someone who will try to refurbish it and sell or donate it before they recycle it. That way, you can know that you are doing your part to pay it forward and protect the environment.


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