If you would like to do away with your old computer system, think about recycling rather than dumping it. If you have the choice to recycle a computer system, do it since it could help someone else and it will protect the environment.
Computer recycling programs started to pop up in 1994 however even today, most people are unaware of it. If your computer is still functional, you have the option of donating it to someone who needs it. You could still give your computer to colleges even it no longer works. Several colleges have computer repair classes so they could use it there. What better use for your old computer system that doesn’t work any longer, than a class where they are learning how to fix personal computers. Students will have the opportunity to learn about how a computer system works and how to build it.
Additionally, it can be against the law to simply throw the computer and monitor out with the junk. You must find a better alternative, unless you would like to keep it. When you have a local college, you can contact them to find out if they have a use for a giveaway computer system. There will be a person who will find use for your personal computer so don’t simply dump it into a landfill. Some landfills will allow old machines to be dumped so find out if you can dump your computer there.
Old computers can even be donated to organizations that are not for profit. Most of these non-profits use these computers to teach individuals how to fix them and then donate the computers to people who are not able to afford one. Most of the time, people simply want a new computer, and their old one still works great. They would like a newer, more state-of-the-art model, but the old one will still work for someone. If you donate your old computer system, you can actually get a tax deduction. In case you are concerned about the data on your hard drive, you can go to a computer repair shop and ask for help. For a small charge, they can remove your data or may do it at no cost if you say that you will be donating it.