Recycling Tech Junk and Unused or Old Computer Stuff
The other day at work, a colleague who sits opposite my desk was replacing an old, broken hard drive from his Mac. As many of you will know, these things are about ten inches by about four or five inches, maybe an inch and a half deep and weigh sometimes a few pounds. All circuit boards, metal, magnets. What happens with all that stuff when it’s old and broken?
This was the very question I was asking myself when my colleague was just about to toss it in the trash. I said — no! There are places that recycle old computer parts and defunct technology. So I thought maybe it would help a bunch of you — because if you are reading, then most likely you have a computer. And thusly, eventually, it will be ready for the bin.
Green Disk to the Rescue
My girlfriend had just recently recycled old iMacs for her work, so she knew of the place. GreenDisk advertises itself as a business that “responsibly and securely disposes of all your computer-related waste, spent supplies and obsolete accessories.” Sounded perfect.
According to their website, “GreenDisk handles all your technotrash disposal needs from a CD to a PC and just about everything in between. You can stop worrying about what to do with all of that technotrash piling up in your office, store room, attic, or garage. Let GreenDisk safely and securely destroy your old data, recover reusable components, and recycle all of the rest of your accumulated technotrash – all at your convenience, at home or at work.”
Other Services That Safely Dispose of Old Technology?
If you take advantage of their service, please leave a comment here so we can have more reference points about how it all works. If you know of another place that recycles old gadgets, computer and television parts, send us a link or consider writing a guest post for us!
Click to visit the website for GreenDisk: Complete and Easy Tech Recyclying.
Here’s also a quick link to the full list of everything that GreenDisk will recycle for you.