What do you do with your old PC?

by Morna Donaghue Banned
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My cousin has been put in charge of the going green program that their company is launching soon. For now, she's been tasked to send a proposal regarding ways on which they can be eco-friendly.
One of the concerns that my cousin noticed is that several storage rooms in their office are full of stuff like old computers, printers, etc. She's not sure yet if these are working but we're guessing that they're probably just outdated.
So now, we're thinking of good ways in which we can get rid of these old hardware. What do you suggest she do with them? And maybe some advice on how a large company can go green?
  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I would start reaching out to organizations like United Way. They probably have partner organizations that would be interested in something like that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Morna Donaghue
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      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      I would start reaching out to organizations like United Way. They probably have partner organizations that would be interested in something like that.
      I haven't heard of them before but my cousin told me earlier that they got Ecova to help them with this program. Maybe they have some ideas on what to do with those old PCs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Mike's correct. I believe Goodwill has a deal with Dell. Goodwill takes in old computer hardware and Dell refurbs it and sells it or gives it to the needy. I believe your cousin's company can even write off the donation.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Start by shredding the hard drives. That includes large copiers, some also have hard drives.




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  • Profile picture of the author mint0405
    Hi, Morna. We always sell our old PCs when not in used for a lower price. But, I think, Dan is correct here. I also have read online that some are considering used computers like Dell company. Other than that, I do not know anything more about recycling or going green.
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  • Profile picture of the author aleangui
    I found a cool article over at PCWORLD where they were saying to donate your old PC to a high school or some type of place that could explore the old pieces and use them for crafts.

    I think it would be cool if you could turn it into a goldfish tank too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Morna Donaghue
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    Those are really cool ideas guys. I'll make a list of your suggestions and send it to my cousin.
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