Saturday, November 15, 2008

Computer recycling

Computers are not usually accepted by municipal recycling programs. Chester and Montgomery County both accept computers during the household and hazardous waste drop-off days, which are announced on their Web sites.

If you cannot wait, and don't want to throw that PC or Mac in the trash, there are several options.

For $10 a piece, Staples accepts old computer equipment for recycling. It also takes old Dell and Hewlett-Packard computers for free. It uses the company Eco International to recycle the computers and parts, which are either resold, if in good, condition, or broken down into their basic parts which are then sold to manufacturers.

For more information on Staples recycling program, click here.