Electronic devices from audio-visual systems and players to computers and their never-ending number of parts- seem to do nothing but pile up as the years go by. The problem with this is that when it comes time to clean up or move, many people are left befuddled by what to do with the pile of screens, wires, and plastic devices in their homes. This goes double for those who are upgrading new devices, but are still stuck holding on to the old ones.
But don’t get trapped under your legacy electronics. There are several smart ways to get them out of the home – without wrongfully tossing them in the trash.
Here are some of the smartest ways to get rid of old electronics:
Give them away or sell them through online classifieds
It’s amazing how many people out there will take your stuff, and the best way to line up those looking to part with items to those looking for them are online classifieds, such as the popular Craigslist.
Whether you’re selling or simply giving away for free, you’ll be able to find a buyer or taker who will even come right to your house to pick up the items. That means zero hassle for you!
Give to charity
Old electronic devices such as computers become obsolete as newer products emerge, but that doesn’t mean they’re broken or useless. In fact, people can still find use for them.
Many charitable organizations will take old electronics from you and give them to those in need, or resell them and use the money to support their charity programs. Either way, it’s a win-win and shows how great it is have someone reuse an old object doing nothing but collecting dust in your garage.
Get a waste-management company to pick the stuff up
Another hassle-free way to get rid of old electronics is by finding a waste removable company that will come to your door to pick up and dispose of your old items. Companies like Gorilla Bins will come to your house to take your old electronics, and will reuse or dispose of your electronics in an environmentally safe way.
Technical waste such as printers, computers, TVs and even cellular phones can be thrown in a junk removal bin to be disposed of in a way that is environmentally friendly.