Reclycling Computers

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Brother Michael, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

    Brother Michael

    Apr 14, 2004
    What happens when computers finally die? As in they are no longer of any value on eBay or anyone?

    With manufacturers like Dell just rolling more and more computers out, and Apple releasing new iPods everyother day, what eventually happens to all the waste?

    Are we properly disposing or reusing it? or is it sitting a landfill?
  2. fayans macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    MacRumors: Forums
    I know that some of the computers are dumped into less developing or third-world countries for re-use. I doubt they have even seen an iPod before.
  3. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    In MN there are a few locations to take old comptuers. One will take monitors, and give you money for them if they power on (they don't need to display).

    I have a small load to take over to them soon, an old Pentium 166 (may keep this actually) and a few dead monitors (no money :( )

  4. efoto macrumors 68030

    Nov 16, 2004
    Cloud 9 (-6)
    There are a couple places around me that take back used/dead computer equipment, although I can't remember where they are right now :confused:

    I don't know about money back for working stuff or not, but I know there are a few places you are supposed to take your computer crap so it can be properly disposed of.
  5. Jomoma macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2005
    Another great thing about Macs- even the old ones still hold some value.

    I know that dell and some other pc makers offer to recycle old items for free at different times throughout the year.

    Also, many schools would be happy to take older technology off of your hands. I'm a technology teacher, and as long as it can run some flavor of linux, I'll use it as a computer kids can explore linux on.

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