Turn Trash into Cash with Computer & Hard Drive Recycling

 In Computer Recycling

Not so long ago, it used to be that a computer was a novelty to have in the home. An expensive piece of equipment that allowed you to do a variety of things in your life, from managing your hectic home to surfing the internet. Unfortunately, this high tech piece of equipment is relatively short-lived compared to the price tag it carries.  Software upgrades have a way of making the hardware obsolete within five years of purchase, that is if the hardware even lasts that long in the first place.  Power supplies, network cards, video cards, and hard drives are all susceptible to the effects of heat. That much electricity pumping through your systems unit at any given instant will generate a lot of heat, which over time will eventually lead to the failure of the device. This is where computer and hard drive recycling at Scrap Mart Metals comes into play.

The worst part about your computer dying is that most of it just can’t be thrown away. There are a number of components in your now thousand-dollar-doorstop that would be considered harmful, if not illegal, to simply throw into the nearest landfill. Not to mention years of your data and personal information are just sitting there on that hard drive disk, ripe for the picking, until you find a way to completely destroy that data.

The good news: a great deal of the metal in your computer can be salvaged. Gold, even platinum, lead, etc. can be reclaimed from circuit boards and components. However, the process of reclaiming the precious metals of these conductors is not safe for most people to do on their own. So why treat your treasure like trash? If you are getting rid of old computers, you need to follow the three R’s: Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle. Since you are going to be buying an all new system unit, you might as well recycle! This will keep your computer out of some landfill, while reducing the drain on natural resources mining has on the world by reclaiming and recycling the metals in your broken old machine. computer and hard drive recycling is a benefit to us all, and not only do we not charge you for disposal, we pay you for your electronic scrap!

Contact us if you want to find out more about computer and hard drive recycling today!