A Matter of E-Cycling Your Old Desktop

One thing we hear these days is what to do with an old computer. We can always donate it to charity or perhaps sell them at a much cheaper price. It is easy to buy a new computer set whenever we want. It is really disposing the old one that is a growing problem.

Unlike traditional things which we can just throw in a waste can, e-waste or electronic waste is something that has been a growing issue. It is not as easy as the normal object. There are a lot to consider including toxins and chemicals of parts that were made to assemble a computer as a whole. While there are various measures being offered locally, it remains that people should wise up and do their part as far as knowing how to get rid of an old computer. Some stock it up for use of other parts but the economical way is to have someone else use it, assuming that it is still functional.

The growing rate of old computers is as fast as new ones coming out in the market. It is apparent that we have to figure out where to put old computers before replacing them. While we are all going agog over what specs to place in that new desktop, try to figure out how you can make room for a new one. Don’t be drawn to that circle of ecstatic expectations. Address the disposal issue and then dream of that new desktop you always wanted.

If You Cannot Sell it, Donate It

One thing you will notice in most auction sites is that old computers are being offered for sale at a lower price. The idea here is to be able to buy new computers with the help of additional funding from selling an old desktop and get any amount of salvage value that they can.

However today, people are done with this kind of a practice. Many have realized that sooner or later, old or used computers will go passé and eventually, they will buy new ones which if you think about it, accumulates more than saving on a second-hand PC. A slow down in the purchase of these second hand PCs is obvious these days as most people are finding it hard to determine ways to dispose of their old units as they are determined to get new PC sets.

For the people who have working desktops, if you cannot sell it, then why not donate them to schools or orphanages for kids to be able to use. You don’t get anything out of it but it does count as a good deed rather than throwing it away for nothing. Contributing to the needs of the less fortunate is something that can warm your heart and rather than counting the dollars, count the number of good things you do that can lighten your soul.

Most schools need computers. We see them in the news asking for donations from large companies. But while they have to wait for such a request to be granted, do not leave your old computer at home. Donate that PC for a worthy cause.