Ways to Recycle your Computer to Avoid the Landfill
Besides the environmental issues, your computer also contains personal information that you may want to completely remove before disposing of it. This can give someone the opportunity of identity theft and a lifetime of issues.
1. Choose a Certified e-waste Recycler
When you decide to get rid of your computer, search for a certified e-waste recycler by the Basel Action Network (BAN) on the on the ban.org/find-recyclers website, who will dispose of it in an eco-friendly way, following all the national and international laws relevant to e-waste recycling. Compliance is ensured through third-party audits who certify the recycler’s practices. Quick Wasters work with such e-waste recyclers and can do this for you for your convenience.
2. Return your Computer to its Manufacturer
Most established manufacturers of electronic devices like Apple run their own free recycling schemes, where they may recycle or reuse parts of your old computer in an environmentally friendly way. Apple will send you a gift card with the value of the amount they estimate for your old device.
3. Sell your Computer
One of the quickest ways to exchange your old gadgets for cash is by selling them online on e-commerce sites like eBay, Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree. You may be responsible for the packaging and posting, as well as managing the returns, missing items and refunds. For more convenience you can use trade-in sites such as Musicmagie, because you can send your electronic devices for free or arrange for a courier to pick them up from your home. You should receive your payment after they have listed your old electronics.
Leave your Computer Professional Hands
Today, only 18 percent of all old computers and other e-waste items are recycled. Consequently, around 1.84 million tons of electronic waste end up in landfills. By recycling your old and used computer in a professional manner or with the help of certified commercial waste removal services like Quick Wasters, you can ensure that you do not add to this sad statistic.