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Your old computer may have some use to someone else.  But leaving it with your favorite nonprofit, charity, or library may not be the best  choice to pass it on.  Keep reading about the environmentally smartest options below.

In these fast moving technology times, companies, nonprofits, charities, schools, hospitals, and individuals are always needing to upgrade their computers to keep up.  Thequestion is:  How to safely discard used equipment so that someone else can benefit.

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Computer Server Hardware Donation and Recycling

  • Seventy-five percent of the fossil fuels used by a computer are actually consumed during manufacturing. Extending the computer's lifespan through recycling and donations means that there will be a higher return on that initial environmental cost.
  • Every computer dumped into a landfill represents a missed opportunity to provide technology and computers to individuals, schools, and organizations across our country and the world.
  • Donating is suitable for Newer and repairable equipment.

The Case for End-of-Life Recycling

  • When you discard a laptop, you are also throwing away the 20,000 pounds of raw materials it took to produce it.
  • Even if a computer cannot be reused, recycling ensures that valuable raw materials are recovered from used computers and that any waste is disposed of in an environmentally sound fashion.
  • It is estimated that each PC or mobile phone contains over half the periodic table. Modern electronics recycling facilities can recover most of these materials.
  • End-of-life recycling is suitable for older or broken equipment.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), over 40 percent of computers/servers and electronic devices are being recycled in the United States.

Partschase has a long history of working with local governments, community recyclers and other organizations to improve the environment and bridge the gap by helping consumers properly donate or recycle computer hardware equipment. We have expertise in computer equipment refurbishing which provides reliable, warrantied desktop and laptop computers to U.S. nonprofits, schools, hospitals and charities at the lowest possible cost.

Hardware Donation Tips

Below are some tips for passing along your used but still useful computer hardware equipment.

1. Determine If Your Old Computer Can Be Reused

If your computer is less than five years old, chances are it can be put to good use. Usually, the lifespan of a computer is seven to eight years. Extending the computer's lifespan through refurbishing provides the highest environmental benefit out of all other electronics disposal alternatives.

2. Consider Donating Newer Equipment to a Refurbisher (Not a Local Nonprofit or Library)

You may be tempted to donate equipment directly to a favorite local school or charity. However, keep in mind that most organizations have very specific technology needs. A donated computer might not be a good fit. Refurbishers are  equipped to repair and upgrade older computers. They will ensure that equipment works well and runs legal software copies and that any e-waste is disposed of properly. They will pass on ready-to-use equipment to those individuals who need it, often at little or no cost to the recipient.

Refurbishers work with newer equipment that can run current software programs. (Less than 5 years old) Therefore, if your computer is more than five years old, it's better to send it to a recycler.

3. Clear Your Computer of Personal Information Yourself, Use Disk-Cleaning Software

The best way to protect against any unauthorized use of personal information is to use a disk-cleaning tool that completely eliminates all data on your hard drive. "Personal information" includes your web browser's cache, cookies, and history; your email contacts and messages; your documents; your recycle or trash folder; and all nontransferable software.

Below are examples of recommended disk-cleaning utilities.

Commercial Windows Disk-Cleaning Software

Free Windows Disk-Cleaning Software

Macintosh Disk-Cleaning Software

  • Disk Utility (it comes with Mac OS X and can be found in the Utilities folder)
  • WipeDrive for Mac

Mobile Device Data Erasure

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Your used computers and servers can make a big difference in the lives of America’s Veterans, Schools, Churches, and Hospitals. Just click the schedule button below, include a date for when your donation will be ready for pickup, the pick up address, and your contact phone number.  Please leave your clearly labeled donations outside on the day you choose, and our driver will pick up your donation! 

 

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We accept the following types of computer donations (5 years old or less - working or not):

  • Desktop Computers
  • Monitors
  • Laptops
  • Tablet & Notebook Computers
  • Computer Accessories

Just click the Schedule a Pickup button above to set up a FREE Pickup at your home or business. Let us know when the donation is available for pickup, leave your clearly labeled donations on the day you choose, and our driver will pick up your donation – rain or shine!  We will email you to confirm your pick up.

Items Not Accepted:

  • Monitors with broken screens/glass

 

 

 

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