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Where can I recycle old computers in Vancouver?
Non-working or obsolete computers can be taken to a Return-It electronics recycling depot. To locate the nearest drop off depot, call the RCBC Recycling Hotline or visit the RCBC Recyclepedia or Return-It website.
How do I dispose of electronics in BC?
You can return your electronic devices at Return-It Electronics collection sites. Find the one nearest you as well as maps, hours and contact information at Recycle My Electronics.
Where can I get rid of my computer?
You can recycle or donate your computer. Computer manufacturers, electronics stores, and other organizations have computer recycling or donation programs. Check out the Environmental Protection Agency’s Electronics Donation and Recycling page to learn about recycling or donating your computer.
Where can I donate my old laptop in Vancouver?
BC Technology for Learning Society is a registered charity that collects donations of used computers and laptops from governments and businesses for refurbishment and re-distribution to schools, libraries, low income families, and learning focused non-profit organizations across BC.
How do I donate to Free Geek?
– You can send your donation in the mail, to Free Geek Attn: Hardware Donation, 1731 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214. Currently this works best if you can arrange for your items to be brought outside and, for larger volumes, secured onto pallets.
How do I dispose of a tablet computer?
Some retailers, including Apple and Currys PC World, will take your tech to recycle in store. Dell collects any computer-related or mobile devices to recycle for free if you’ve bought a new Dell system, or any Dell-branded products if you haven’t.
Is it free to recycle electronics?
Electronic Recycling Alternatively you can take WEEE back to a retailer. The take-back system is free.
How do I destroy a hard drive before recycling my computer?
How to destroy a hard drive the fast way
- Flip the hard drive over so you can see the main circuit board.
- Use a Torx driver to unscrew the circuit board using the four Torx screws.
- Remove the board, break it in half, and discard it.
How do I wipe my computer before recycling?
Simply go to the Start Menu and click on Settings. Navigate to Update & Security, and look for the recovery menu. From there you just select Reset this PC and follow the instructions from there. It may ask you to erase data either “quickly” or “thoroughly” — we suggest taking the time to do the latter.
How can I get used computers for free?
Find free computers at charities and non-profit agencies. Sometimes volunteering at a local non-profit or charity may allow the individual to get a few computer. There are thrift stores that will sometimes donate surplus, or unsold computer equipment, to the staff that work there.
Where can I Recycle my old computer in Vancouver?
Free Geek Vancouver is a non-profit community organization that reuses and recycles donated electronics, offers education and job skills training, and provides free or low-cost computers to the public. We take almost all types of computers and related hardware. Drop off is free or request a pickup for a fee.
How many laptops are recycled each year in BC?
The Recycle My Electronics program recycles approximately 15.5 million devices a year in British Columbia and since the program began in 2009, we have recycled approximately 100 million devices. Consider this – recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent of the electricity used by 3,657 homes in a year.
Where can I dispose of my old computer?
If your item still works and could be used again, but you’re just looking to get rid of it, we highly recommend donating it to your favourite charity or community group like Free Geek Vancouver. Where can I recycle a computer?
What should I do with my old computer equipment?
Don’t throw away your old computer equipment. Recycle it for FREE at Regional Recycling! In fact, most items in your office can be recycled with us! If you would like to arrange a pickup for your commercial office check out our commercial pickup page for more information. We pay a full 10¢ deposit on beer empties.