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´╗┐PC Recycling Presents Plenty of Options to Computer Owners


When it comes to PC recycling there are three basic principles: recycle, reduce, and reuse. PCs are becoming smaller than ever before. The new designs are sleeker, smaller, and much more advanced than anything we've seen in the past and many people are itching to try out the latest PC offering.

This creates a new and unique problem however. How to dispose of the old PC. Many states have passed rather strict mandates on the disposal of PCs and monitors making them difficult at best to get rid of.

So, what are your options?

The simples solution is almost always best and there are quite a few options available to you.

You can approach PC recycling by allowing others to reuse your old PC. There are many school programs that would appreciate the donation not to mention charitable organizations and your local Freecylce program. This is a great way to get rid of monitors if you are planning to 'trade up' to a nice new LCD flat panel monitor for your Internet browsing or game playing pleasure.

You will want to make sure that you any information you have on your hard drive is completely erases when you consider PC recycling. Unfortunately, the best way to do this is to completely remove the old hard drive so that the new owners have no way of accessing personal information that may have been stored on your hard drive.

Another method of PC recycling that is popular is to take them to a business that restores, refurbishes, and breathes new life into old computers for resale. This will allow your computer to be reduced to the individual parts, which will then be reused to create a new computer for someone else who needs a new computer.

PC recycling can be expensive if you try to find a service for the strict purpose of removing or recycling your PC. The reason is that it is illegal to dispose of PCs and monitors through traditional means and the PCs must be disposed of in a manner that will have the least possible impact on the environment.

Why is PC Recycling Required in Many States?

PC recycling is the rule of law rather than the exception in most states because there are so many harmful materials in PCs and monitors. These materials, when sent to landfills, can contaminate the soil in surrounding areas as well as local water supplies. No one wants their loved ones drinking water or eating foods that have been contaminated with harmful metals, chemicals, and other materials as the results of the failure of others to take PC recycling seriously.