Disposing of your old PC's

Old computers can no longer be thrown in the garbage, nor flushed down the toilet. Their materials are toxic, and in fact may be illegal to dump in the usual manner.

Some recommended ways to dispose of old computers are:

1) donate them to co-workers, family, or friends.

2) sell them to other companies or individuals. Newspapers or on-line services (such as E-bay) may be useful.

3) donate them to charitable organizations. This may also result in tax deductions.

4) Send them to a recycling center. A directory of SF Bay Area locations can be found at the Alameda County Computer Resource Center

Before donating a PC, it is probably wise to remove all data completely from the hard drive. There is a free program called Killdisk that can do this without the possibility of having the data "un-deleted".

As you can see, there is a wide variety of PC disposal methods. For further information on this topic, please feel free to contact us.

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