Recycling that old computer

  • What to do with that old computer? Here are some links for properly disposing of that old computer, which is very toxic and shouldn’t go into the ground Computer Take Back Campaign eCycling – EPATechSoup – Recycled Hardware: Ten Tips for Donating a ComputerTechSoup.org – Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) ProgramElectronics Recycling
  • Where to donate that old computer. One of my favorite long-time shows Sound Bytes, which was my education about computer and the Internet for years and years, has a list of places you can donate that old computer:Donate! – Sound Bytes
  • Recycle your computer for a worthy cause: Computers for Humanity Flower City Habitat for Humanity and the Micrecycle Computer Recycling for Education Program have partnered to help close the Digital Divide by putting a computer into every Habitat for Humanity home in Rochester, NY. ” A Mouse in Every House” Each Habitat homeowner will receive a quality computer refurbished by the Micrecycle computer-recycling program, Internet access provided by Netsville, helpdesk and hardware support provided by the CommuniTech and The Academy for Career Development HelpTech programs. Additionally, free training will be available to the one hundred and twenty one Habitat for Humanity homeowners through the network of 27 Cyberlink Community Technology Centers located in the Rochester area. To make this project a success, we are depended upon individuals, groups and companies like yours to donate the computers, internal computer hardware, monitors and peripherals, or cash to purchase the items listed below that will be used to create the systems that will be delivered to the Habitat
  • Electronics Recycling | Region 2 | US EPA “Because consumer electronics like personal computers, TV’s, cellphones, and stereo equipment contain lead and a variety of other hazardous materials, eCycling, the recycling of electronic equipment, helps protect the environment. And because electronics are becoming obsolete at an ever faster rate, their volume is growing two to three times faster than any other type of waste. It is projected that 500 million personal computers have been taken out of service from 2000 and 2007. “
  • Micrecycle: Home Our mission is to provide computers for education. Micrecycle refurbishes donated equipment to supply high-quality, affordable computers to families, schools and community organizations. We support community technology access and training for all members of the greater Rochester community. Micrecycle is a volunteer-based program dedicated to the vision that all people have affordable access to the benefits of computer and information technology. Micrecycle is a program of Action for a Better Community, Inc.
  • More on Recycling Electronic Waste in our region: Besides the new e-waste law The Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, the NYS DEC has more information on properly recycling e-waste: Used Electronic Equipment“Management of Used Electronic Equipment in New York State What is Used Electronic Equipment? Used electronic equipment can encompass a variety of equipment including, but not limited to computers, CRTs, wireless telephones, electronic keyboards, mice, televisions, printers, monitors, portable digital music players, video cassette recorders, DVD players, Blu-ray disc players, digital video recorders, digital converter boxes, cable or satellite receivers, electronic game consoles, PDAs, facsimile machines, and photocopiers, etc. “
  • Don’t throw that old computer and paraphernalia in the garbage: The Home Computer Program recycles donated computers. These recycled computers go to urban students. So far, over 1,000 students, many from Josh Lofton High School (Rochester, NY) have received computers.
  • Electronics, E-Scrap, E-Waste Recycling & Data Destruction | Sunnking “The mission of Sunnking, Inc. is to provide superior asset management and recovery services to business and government organizations by using proven reuse and recycling techniques that maximize asset value, promote environmental sustainability and meet the data sanitation requirements of our clients. “
  • Recyclebank “Recyclebank is working towards a world without waste by rewarding people for taking everydaygreen actions. It’s free to join and as easy as 1, 2, 3. Earn points for taking everyday green actions, redeemthem for great rewards, and learn ways to save money and live greener every day! “
  • eWaste.com Rochester Computer Recycling and Recovery.

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