Disposing of Old Computers & Internet-Connected Devices

The never-ending technology lifecycle mandates replacing old computers and internet-connected devices every few years. But what happens to the old equipment after you don't want them anymore? Before you dump them, examine your responsibilities as a lawyer and possible options for safely disposing of old equipment.

Disposing Old Devices

How to Safely Get Rid of an Old Computer by Suzanne Kantra, Techlicious

How to Clean Out and Organize Your Computer by Natasha Stokes, Techlicious

Disposing of Old Technology by Jeffrey Alan from GPSolo Magazine

When the Devices are Done by Katherine Boehret

Recycling Internet Connected Devices by ITRC

Disposing of Your Mobile Device by FTC

Trading In Devices

Five Websites That Turn Your Used Electronics into Money by Jason Cipriani

The Best Places to Trade-in Your Electronics by Suzanne Kantra

10 Ways to Trade Your Old Electronics for Cash by Christine Erickson

Select locations of Goodwill Industries, in cooperation with Dell, accept old computers for recycling. Be sure to search the Internet for a location in your area

Amazon Trade-In Program - Trade in your unwanted electronics for an Amazon gift card.

Best Buy's Trade-In and Save Program - Trade in your old devices to save money on purchasing new versions. Best Buy will also recycle your old electronics for free.

South Carolina DHEC - Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling

Environmental Protection Agency

Earth 911

Gazelle - Sell your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

National Recycling Coalition

National Cristina Foundation

The Consumer Education Initiative (CEI) 

PC Recycling

Don't forget that many counties in South Carolina have electronics or heavy metal recycling available. Check the county in which you live.

Apple Product Take-Back and Recycling

Dell Recycling Programs

Gateway End-of-Life Management Options      

HP Environment: Product Return and Recycling

PC Disposal.com                                                        

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