Knowing how to properly disposal of your unused electronics can cause a feeling of stress. Did you know the U.S. produces more e-waste annually than any other country in the world? About 9.4 million tons of electronics are disposed of by Americans annually. Most people find themselves puzzled when they have to dispose their unwanted electronics devices and equipment. Some of us have many old computers and laptops lying idle in our basement or closets. They might be old, but there are a number of things that you can do with your old computers.
1) Convert it into an Entertainment Box
Most of the old computers have an in-built DVD or CD burners, hard drives, USB slots for videos, music, and pictures. This process will require you to clean all the existing data on your old computer and transfer all the videos, pictures and music files to the old computer. You can also consider plugging it to a home theater to get the ‘party’ vibes
2) Sell it to a Recycler
The best way to dispose old computers is to hand it over to an environmentally responsible e-waste management company like Surplus Service because they are committed to providing the highest e-waste recycling solutions that will lead to higher sustainability, reuse and disposal of electronics rather than just recycling them or sending them to the landfill. Did you know only 15-18 percent of all e-waste is recycled? It’s time to think about a sustainable world by increasing our level of awareness and educate those around us
3) Consider Upgrading It
According to the EPA, by recycling one million laptops we can save energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year. If your computer is in a working condition, you can consider upgrading it. There are several upgrading guides available for free on the internet along with the spare parts that you can buy to repair or upgrade your computer.
4) Donate it to the Needy
Working computers are in great demand, especially in charitable organizations. If you do not know what to do with an old computer, call the charitable organizations and donate it to them. Your old computers can light a new hope in the life of a young child looking for valuable experiences with online learning or learn simple applications like MS Word and Excel
5) Use it as a Dedicated Game Server
Before you do this, check whether the game you are going to play can be hosted on a local computer server. Consider making your old system a dedicated game server. Multiplayer games that can be played online, often support dedicated servers. Invite your friends over and have a fun time!
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