Q: Why should I recycle my computer equipment?
A: The Municipal Solid Waste Characterization Report proves that consumer electronics make up about two percent of the municipal solid waste stream and are a growing contributor.
Q: Why can’t I just throw away my old electronics?
A: Certain components located within your electronics possess toxic elements that need special disposal.
Q: Do I have to do anything special before I turn in my computer equipment for recycling?
A: You must make sure that your hard drive has been swiped clean of any private information.
Q: Does the business I bought my computer equipment from share any of the responsibility in recycling?
A: Some manufacturers and computer equipment businesses do have take-back programs or offer credits towards future purchases when you return unwanted equipment.
Q: Is there anything I can do beyond recycling to help prevent excess waste?
A: Yes. You can look into buying refurbished products or those that are certified to have been manufactured according to green standards.