Disposing of Computers Conscientiously

Disposing of Computers Conscientiously

Doesn’t it seem like technology is too fast for anyone to keep up? By the time you finally get used to a new computer or tablet, there’s a newer model that promises all the bells and whistles that yours didn’t have. And if you’re not one of those people who just has to have the latest gadget, or those with a home insurance to protect their setup, there will be that unfortunate moment when you realize that your computer has bitten the dust and you’ll need to replace it.

Before you go to the trash can to throw out your computer and head to the electronics store to buy a bright, shiny new one, you should know that there are plenty of options to get rid of it in an earth conscious way. When you need to get a computer (or another piece of electronic equipment) out of your house, here are the best options for making sure your dispose of it responsibly.

Find a Buy-Back Program

In this day and age of constantly changing technology, companies have become responsive to the disposing of computers conscientiously. Many companies offer buy-back programs so that their customers can easily get the computer clutter out of their house without compromising the environment.

Dell’s trade-in and recycling program will take old laptops, desktops, tablets, phones, game consoles, and even video games in exchange for Dell gift cards. Simply go to their trade-in and recycling program web page and enter the requested information for your old electronic goods to see if you can earn a gift card to put toward your next electronics purchase.

Apple also has a great recycling program for its customers, which can be accessed online or at any Apple store. You can send in old iPhones, laptops, desktops, or iPads to get store credit or an Apple gift card. After you send in your old electronics, Apple will either refurbish the items or they’ll recycle the materials, saving energy and reducing carbon emissions.

Best Buy also has an electronic recycling program, taking everything from computers to rechargeable batteries. The company has recycled over 1 billion pounds of electronics and has a goal to collect 2 billion pounds by 2020, preventing electronic waste from going into landfills and leaking harmful chemicals into the environment.


In addition to companies that have a recycling or buy-back program for their customers, you could also call your local recycling center to see if they take e-waste from curbside pickup or if they have a place specifically designated for electronics.

If you have a bunch of old computers or other electronics that are cluttering up the house, you could also hire a professional company for appliance pickup services. Here at Jiffy Junk, we take pride in our commitment to responsibly recycling e-waste. If you live in the Long Island or NYC area, let us take care of the lifting and recycling for you.

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