Previously clients would not have had a problem getting people to take their old PCs. Many might use the PC systems for four or five years, then give the PCs to employees or sell them to employees for a reduced price. Other times clients would donate the machines to local schools, charities or other non-profit organizations.
PC RECYCLING PROGRAMS HAVE CHANGED
Several years ago, PC recycling options changed. In the U.S., approximately sixty percent of households own at least one computer. Schools and charities have received so many PC’s as donations that they have been forced to be much more selective about the equipment they accept.
Many places have laws against dumpster PC disposals, as the material is considered recyclable.
PC RECYCLING PROGRAMS
There are several PC recycling programs that can help guide clients to environmentally sound options. The following resources are starting points for those looking to recycle their PCs:
Dell Asset Recovery Services
EIA Environment: Consumer Education Initiative (CEI)
HP Environment: Return and Recycling
IBM PC Recycling Service
International Association of Electronics Recyclers
OTHER PC RECYCLING RESOURCES
If any of the above resources are no longer working, you can find PC recycling information by starting at the home page of the website. Simply look for links involving asset management, disposal or recycling. The search function or site map can also help.
Blogged By: Joshua Feinberg