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Where to Recycle Old Computers

Recycling your old computer is a great way to conserve natural resources. Computers are made from valuable materials, including plastics, metals, glass and more. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, recycling one million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by more than 3,500 US homes in a whole year. The average American has more than 10 connected electronic devices, many of them which are not being used.

Where to Recycle Old Computers

Are you looking to recycle your old computer or other electronics?

Many states prohibit you from just throwing away your old computer. There are a variety of certified companies that will properly dispose of your electronics. If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area, Desert Computer Solutions offers full service electronic recycling. We recycle for small or large businesses, schools, government agencies and residential residents.

Computer Recycling Process

  1. Drop off your old computer or electronics at our Phoenix location or call us for large load pickups.

  2. We will destroy all of your computer data and can provide a certification of destruction for a small fee, upon request.

  3. We deconstruct all electronic waste into their most simple components. All laptops and computers are disassembled in accordance with recommended Arizona and federal guidelines.

  4. We send the broken-down components to be refined so the materials can be used in making new products.

How to Prepare Your Old Computer to be Recycled

  1. Create a backup

  2. Delete all personal information or data from your computer

  3. Perform a factory reset

  4. Remove any batteries from your electronics before recycling

Desert Computer Solutions will help you dispose of your old computer in a safe and environmentally responsible way. We can create a backup through a data transfer to ensure you keep your important files and documents before recycling. If you’re not sure if you should recycle or sell your laptop or computer, we offer a cash return when you sell us certain phones, laptops, computers and other electronics. Contact Desert Computer Solutions today at 602-295-5918 or learn more about our Phoenix electronic recycling here.


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