As technological innovations continue to provide companies with incentives to produce new and better computers, consumers face problems about how to dispose of their old, out-dated machines. Recycling is an option, but if not done properly, computer recycling can create health and environmental hazards.
Even if you want to purchase a new computer that serves your needs better, you may not have to relegate your old machine to the landfill. Consider some other options.
• Upgrade the hardware or software in your old computer instead of buying a new machine.
• Donate your used computer to a non-profit organization that refurbishes the machines and gives them to schools or other worthy associations. Some of the organizations provide classes to teach people how to use the computers.