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Old 07-05-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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Well, we are cleaning and I finally convinced my husband that ancient computers, analog monitors, 56k modem cards, an old CB radio, etc really just have no place in our house.

What is the best way to get rid of them? Does Goodwill actually do anything with them? Is there any utility or is it off to the landfill which has an electronics recycle program? We have accumulated a lot of old outdated stuff (yes I know for computers with hard drives you want to remove the hard drive or take it someplace where you ensure it is wiped clean)
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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Trade In & Recycling - Best Buy
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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You could look on Ebay or Craigslist to see if there is any value to some of the items, but your best bet is probably the free section on craigslist, freecycle, goodwill, etc.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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Ok, Goodwill says they will take them so I will go with that......I was surprised .......... I just dont want to be anybody's dumping ground but like the potential of recycling. And it is fast and safe.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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Yep donations are probably the best, keep the receipt so you can claim it on your taxes.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:59 PM
 
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Donate used computers to organizations like Free Geek.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Donate used computers to organizations like Free Geek.
^^ That's what I did Went to the one in Portland. Love that it provides a way for folks who don't have money for a computer to actually donate their time and earn a computer system.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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If the device in question was annoyingly troublesome, then this is how I would get rid of it:



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Old 07-06-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I wrap mine in plastic to protect against the elements.
I make a sign that says: It works, it's free.
I leave it in the alley behind my house.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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Check your city or county's website, they may have an e-waste collection/recycling program.
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