Donating or Recycling Your
Old Computer Equipment
The information below is provided for our Members'
convenience and should
not be considered an endorsement or recommendation of any of the services.
SCSCC Hardware SIG
|The SCSCC Hardware SIG accepts donations of
old computer equipment. Some equipment is disassembled for
spare parts that can be used at the Tuesday Hardware Repair Lab
Other equipment is delivered for recycling to the Blind Center or the Goodwill Reconnect program (see below). The Blind Center will still take CRT monitors from us, but they say they must now charge us $10 each since this is what it costs them to recycle.
Chuck Wolff and George Lobue
Blind Center of Nevada
The Blind Center of Nevada
provides recycling services for electronic equipment.
Check out their web site below
1001 N. Bruce Street
Recycle Your Old Gear at Goodwill
|Electronics are popular Christmas gifts.
After all, who wouldn't want a new computer or television? But
there's a problem with getting new gear. You need to dispose of the
old stuff. You can't just put electronics in the trash. They
contain compounds that are bad for the environment. Besides, tossing
them may be illegal in some areas. So, make sure the old gear
is handled correctly. Your best bet is to donate it to a charity.
Or, you can take it to be recycled.
Used to be, you had to pay to recycle computer gear. Fortunately, things are changing. If you want to get rid of old gear, head over to Reconnect's website (hyperlink is below). Reconnect is a partnership between Dell and Goodwill. Goodwill will accept virtually any type of computer gear. Even CRTs with broken glass are welcome! If the equipment can be reused, it will be. If not, it will be recycled responsibly.
The website will help you find a drop-off location. It also covers what items are acceptable. Check the list before hauling in your stuff. Of course, you'll get a receipt for tax purposes. So, you may want to look into recycling your equipment before year's end. Click on:
Sell Your Used Small Electronics at DigiCircle
DigiCircle is a web site that buys and sells used electronic equipment. It is a simple process. You identify your items on their web site, get their bid price. If you agree to sell, you print out a shipping label, box the items, attach the label and DigiCircle pays the postage.
They advise you by email when they receive your package, and when they confirm that you have sent the items you agreed to sell. Finally they advise you that your check is on the way.
Recycle Used Batteries
Batteries Plus - Las Vegas Locations