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#1 Ande43

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 08:09 PM

We replaced our 11 year old Desk top with a laptop for my husband....What do we do with the Desktop??? how do we dispose of it??
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Posted 23 May 2014 - 08:17 PM

There are companies online and in your town who recycles or disposes it for you.


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 08:24 PM

Sometimes there are recycling dispensers at your local recycle center too! Yay a new laptop!!


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:25 PM

I know that our Staples will recycle old laptops, maybe desktops, too?  I just never paid attention to that part since I didn't have one!  :)


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:46 PM

Do you have to get rid of all the info on it??? Brad left all the files on it incase Jim did not like the laptop...perhaps we could have him do whatever with it.
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Posted 23 May 2014 - 10:23 PM

I would remove the hard drive and keep it.


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 11:52 PM

Gayle is right on. Take out the hard drive(s). Here, any store that sells computers is required to take them for recycling (whether they sold it or not).


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 12:27 AM

Yes you need to remove the hard drive.  There are plenty of places that will recycle for you.  The place I take my electronics to will take them free except for the monitor.  They charge $10 for that.

 

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:46 AM

Thanks for the Info....Good to know!!
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Posted 24 May 2014 - 10:46 AM

Glad you asked this Carol.  I have some laying around that I need to clean up and get rid of!!! 


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 11:48 AM

Blue Star Recyclers here in Colorado Springs periodically has recycle days where residential customers can bring up to a carload of electronics for a modest fee ($5 or $10) plus a gift of non-perishable food for the local food pantries.  Even better, many of their employees are disabled or handicapped.  I would check your local online or yellow pages listings for recyclers.

 

If the disk drive has failed, we can include it--they shred data devices.

 

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 05:05 AM

Blue Star Recyclers here in Colorado Springs periodically has recycle days where residential customers can bring up to a carload of electronics for a modest fee ($5 or $10) plus a gift of non-perishable food for the local food pantries.  Even better, many of their employees are disabled or handicapped.  I would check your local online or yellow pages listings for recyclers.

 

If the disk drive has failed, we can include it--they shred data devices.

 

We are so proud of this company.

 

This is really inspiring and so lovely Barbara.   Nice ot hear about a wonderful company like this.   :)


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 06:23 AM

Our local Goodwill will take them.  


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