Do’s and Don’ts of Home Computer Recycling - dummies

Do’s and Don’ts of Home Computer Recycling

By Woody Leonhard, Katherine Murray

Part of Green Home Computing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To stop the growing problem of e-waste (illegally discarded computers), use the green practice of recycling. The following list outlines what you can and can’t do with your old home computer:

  • Do check a site like to find green recyclers in your area.

  • Don’t put your computer out with the trash!

  • Do look for places to donate your computer.

  • Do wipe the hard disk clean before donating it.

  • Do buy computers from manufacturers with green policies.

  • Do recycle toner and inkjet cartridges.

  • Do share your story so others will recycle, too.