Your old computer just died, and you have banished it to the nether-reaches of your basement and garage along with the past 4 or 5 computers that died, but last night you caught an episode of hoarders and fear that your basement is beginning to garner a similar appearance to one of folks profiled on the show. So, what do you do with all those old electronics that have been collecting dust for the past decade?
The immediate answer for some may be “throw it in the dumpster behind King Soopers”… That’s not a reasonable choice. You could spend time on trying to sell them on Ebay only to find out that people aren’t even willing to pay the shipping on 10 year-old AMD based PC with 256MB of PC100 RAM. At some point, you will make peace with the fact that what’s sitting in the basement is worthless to you, and anyone you’ve tried to sell it to. When that happens, please call us to have it properly recycled.
Computer recycling can be tricky business. For every company operating by ethical computer recycling guidelines, there are 10 who feel like computer recycling should be big business. For some operations, computer recycling IS big business and if they can’t charge their customers to recycle, they want to no part of it. If they aren’t successful in charging consumers for computer recycling, they refine their approach, and look to charge local businesses for computer recycling, only to turn around and sell the computers through contacts they have overseas. If that doesn’t work, they will ship them overseas, to become fodder for the landfill.
We will ethically dispose of all your computer hardware by removing all data contained on your hard drives by performing a DOD wipe. We can also back up any data you may have and want prior to destroying all the data. Depending on the age and speed of your machine, it will be refurbished and recycled into the community to help WIC recipients, and those less fortunate who may need computers for their children entering middle school or high school. It’s our way of giving back to the community. These machines will be separate from our used computers that are available for sale.
For the parts that can’t be repurposed, we contract with EPA certified recyclers and take truckloads to them as need be. Feel free to drop by the shop, shoot us an email, or give us a call if you have any questions.