Technology continues to improve at such an alarming rate that better models of computers are released every several years. This means that if you are keeping up with the latest technology, you likely have old computers sitting around that you do not know what to do with. They are likely useless to you, but at the same time, it has become more common knowledge that these e-waste products cannot be disposed of with one’s other trash; this makes computer recycling a great option. Recycling your old computers keeps this toxic waste out of landfills, and it provides numerous benefits to the environment as well as your community. Here are just a few of the many benefits of recycling your old computers.
Recycling Computers Conserves Natural Resources
When one chooses to recycle rather than throw out their old computer, they help to limit the amount of resources that it requires to produce new electronic items. This is due to the fact that there are many components on old computers that can be reused in the fabrication of new computers. For instance, the plastic and glass from the computers monitors can be reused, thus limiting the amount of glass and plastic that is required to create new computers.
Recycling Your Old Computers Helps Support People in Your Local Community
Recycled computers that are still in relatively decent working condition can be hugely beneficial to your local community. These items can be refurbished and then utilized by schools, low-income families, and charitable organizations who could have not otherwise afforded a new computer. Thus, by donating your old computer(s), you can help to provide technology to people in your community.
Electronic Recycling Can Help Create Local Jobs
Beyond our environmental mission, we are also committed to employing adults with barriers to employment. For electronic items we are unable to refurbish or recycle in-house, we send to local electronic recycling plants to be processed. Thus, the more that people in your community decide to recycle their old computers and various electronic waste items, the more need that there will be for people to run these processing plants, which will thus create new jobs in your community.
Instead of holding onto the old computers in your house that are simply collecting dust, consider recycling them. Doing so will be extremely beneficial to the environment as well as to your local community. By doing so, you can feel good knowing you are doing your part to benefit your community. Contact us to learn about how you can recycle any old computers you may have lying around, as well as to find out more about the benefits of doing so.