It is very important to recycle a computer because it is hazardous for environment. A general PC contains several toxic chemicals and metals and it becomes bit messy for human comfort. For years, developed countries are exporting tons of waste that include e-waste. Recycling of e-waste is very important for environment.
You will think that why should I waste my time for recycling? You can also throw away your old PC to a garbage box but that will certainly be dangerous for you and the environment. Recycling is very easy task to do. As a responsible citizen, you should recycle your wastes.
Steps to recycle a computer
Go to a reputed recycler and ask questions about recycling process. He should be able to tell you where to send hardware for recycling. You can also send scraps to the nearest recycle center. He will also tell you about wiping of personal data from hard disk.
Many PC companies like HP, Dell or apple organize recycle programs. You can parcel your PC to them at free of cost. This is the easiest way to recycle your used PC. If you have a purchased a new one then they will not take single money. It will cost you some if you want to recycle but the cost is reasonable. It includes only shipping and handling fee.
The oldest and ultimate way to recycle a PC is to donate it. You can donate it to the nearest school or a charity organization. It will not recycle only hardware but someone is going to use the whole computer. Donation will also make someone happy and make a big difference to his life. A number of non-profit organizations are also available who will help you to donate it to the right place. One more thing is very important before donation is to test the PC. You should be sure if it is working properly or not.
You can also take help of eBay rethink program. They provide number of FAQ you will get to know lot of recyclers in your city. Beside your PC, you can also recycle other electronic items.
After reading this article you may think that recycling is not a cakewalk but it is also not tough though. You just have to spend some time and a very little money over this process. You are also helping earth to keep earth green. You also feel proud when you will see someone is using your computer because of your good deeds.