In the March 2010 issue of Family Circle magazine, Christina Tynan-Wood discusses options for recycling old and unwanted electronics. We all have old electronics that we don’t want anymore or which have been replaced by newer better gadgets. If you’re like me, you’ve stuck it in the basement just in case you might need it someday. Realistically, if you’ve had it more than 3 years and haven’t used it then maybe it’s time to get rid of it, while it still might have some useful value.
Tynan-Wood’s Recycling for the Greater Good talks about a company called Gazelle, which pays people money for unwanted electronics. Gazelle tries to place these items in new homes, but will recycle them in an eco-friendly manner if they can’t. Gazelle has a service called Gazelle for Good where the collection of old tech items can be used for fund raising. The article also mentions other websites that can be useful for recycling your goods.
I would suggest checking what your items go for on Ebay to see what the going rate is for an item. You might make out better there. Go through your old tech gear and you might make a few bucks, but don’t wait until they’re worth zero and ready to be recycled.
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