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Old 08-27-2007, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The typical personal computer contains a lot of stuff that you simply would not want in a landfill. They almost always contain quite a bit of plastic which will never biodegrade, steel, and a number of heavy metals which definitely do not belong in the landfill, or more importantly the water supply. So when you buy a new computer, what do you do with the old one? Do you just let it sit in your closet for the next 30 years until itís an antique and has some real value again? Fortunately there are better solutions for you to get rid of your old computer today.

Perhaps the easiest way to get rid of your computer is to find someone in your life that can make better use of it than you are. Perhaps you have a parent that just needs a basic computer to check email, or perhaps a neighbor kid that might be able to use a computer for their school work. Ask around at work, church, and your circle of friends if any of them would have a use for your old computer before you consider recycling it or donating it to another organization. Itíll be a lot easier to do, and youíll see the use directly.

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Old 08-27-2007, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Home is where we park it.
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Freecycle works well too. Liz
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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If you can take it apart, you can have it.
By the way I lost the owners manual.

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