Permanently Reboot Your Old Computer

Permanently Reboot Your Old Computer

You’re done with your old computer. It gave you the blue screen of death right before you finished your big project. Don’t give in to frustration and angrily throw it in the garbage. Instead, get your revenge, and gain some other benefits, by recycling it.

Help the Planet

Computers are full of potentially hazardous materials. When they end up landfills, they leak toxic materials which can leach into the soil and even groundwater. Recycling companies know how to properly dispose of electronics’ toxic components.

Avoid a Fine

Not only is dumping your computer wasteful, it’s potentially illegal. Many local governments have prohibitions in place against throwing computers away with the regular garbage. If you are caught, you can face a fine. Don’t let your old computer cost you again, take it to a reputable recycler.

Make Work not Trash

Recycling electronics like your old computer creates jobs. High volumes of electronic waste support an entire industry of professionals. By recycling, you are supporting a business that keeps toxins out of the environment.

Foil Identity Thieves

Scammers love to find old computers in dumpsters. They can be a treasure-trove of private information perfect for opening credit cards and draining bank accounts. Prevent this by recycling yours.

Don’t put your old computer in the trash. Visit this website to learn more about electronic recycling in Sunnyvale.

New Life for Old Radiators

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Has your car’s radiator sprung a leak? Don’t throw it away. Recycle it. Your car’s radiator can get a second chance to hit the road.

Get It Ready

Before you bring your radiator to a recycling center, take it out of the car and remove any antifreeze. Because some coolant can be fatal to animals, make sure you collect it in a container and dispose of it properly.

Age Matters

Car radiators have evolved over time. If your car is a vintage model, made before 1990, there is a good chance the radiator is made of brass and copper. These radiators will fetch the highest price from a metal recycler.

The current, most common radiators are a combination of plastic tanks and aluminum parts. When recycling this type of radiator, be sure and remove the plastic tank, after it’s been drained, before bringing it to the recycle center. The aluminum is the recyclable material.

Endless Reincarnations

Recycling does not diminish aluminum. Your old radiator will go to a processing plant where it will be melted down with other aluminum. The molten aluminum is formed into ingots and undergoes quality testing. The reclaimed aluminum can then be turned into new radiators.

Give your old radiator a new chance at life by recycling it. Visit this website to learn about the radiator recycling program in Mountain View.

Recycle Your Washed-Up Washing Machine

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You’ve finally stopped putting it off. After years of hearing about high efficiency washing machines, you’re taking advantage of a rebate from your utility to get a new machine. Don’t undo the positive environmental impact of your upgrade by improperly disposing of your old machine.

Avoid the Secondhand Market

 

Be wary of the company that offers to collect your old washer for free. Many turn around and sell functional washers at a used appliance store. If that washer of yours is an old-style water and electricity hog, it should not be put back into service.

Don’t Dump It

 

Washing machines are large appliances that take up a tremendous amount of room in a landfill. They also contain engine lubricants that can leak out. Don’t counteract your efforts to be green by treating your old washing machine like garbage.

Second Chances

Instead of dumping your old machine, recycle it. Not only can you make some money by taking it to a scrap metal recycling center, you will be putting its parts back to use. It takes much less energy to recycle metal than to mine it.

Upgrading to an efficient washing machine conserves natural resources. Recycle your old washing machine to do even more for the planet. Visit this website to find out more about appliance recycling in San Jose.