How To Recycle A Computer

How To Recycle or Donate an Old Computer

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Do you have an unused computer, laptop, monitor or tablet that you would like to get rid of?

Lots of schools used to accept donations of unwanted computers. It is possible that schools may still appreciate newer models of PCs, however most schools these days seem to be awash with PCs more modern than the one I'm using at the moment to type this, provided by enthusiastic PTAs.

If the computers at school are more than a couple of years old, the kids just complain that they've got better stuff themselves, as they bring a laptop or an iPad out of their schoolbag.

Where to Donate Your Computor

If you do not know of a local organisation that accepts computer equipment, here are some places where the you can donate any personal computing equipment for reuse or recycling.

Many of these organisations will refurbish them and give them to disadvantaged people either in the UK or abroad, so remember to remove all your personal information from your equipment before you donate it..

Recycling Your Computor

Computers can be left at your household recycling centre for recycling along with any other electrical equipment that you need to dispose of.

About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of Reduce Reuse Recycle.

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