Many organizations have several outdated computers that are out of demand. Some of them choose to sell them by placing them on the online marketplace for a quick sale. However, if no one wants to buy them or if they are broken, it is important to find an alternative course of action. Therefore, it is important to consider hiring the services of a computer recycling company. There are many benefits likely to be derived from their services including:
· Restoring valuable parts
Although outdated computers are inefficient and ineffective, recycling computer parts can prove very helpful. The choice to recycle computers offers an effective way of preventing valuable parts ending up in landfills. Usable parts can be salvaged, offering ways of reusing or restoring them. Furthermore, the computer can be fixed and resold or donated to charity.
· Saving the environment
Computers are categorized as hazardous household waste. Unfortunately, many of these machines end up in landfills- with batteries being a common feature in many of these landfills. The batteries contain many heavy metals including cadmium and nickel. The cathode ray tubes contain lead while the motherboards have chromium. This ends up adding toxic chemicals to the air, soil and ground water. Recycling computers involves taking a machine that is destined for the landfill and improving their lifespan. Ultimately, the process helps prevent harmful toxins entering the environment.
· Get some cash
An outdated computer may not sell. However, the decision to recycle the computer makes the computer useful. As a result, the organization will be in a position to fetch some money from reselling the machine. IT recycling is becoming a competitive sector. Therefore, it is advisable to consider several quotes before choosing a recycling company, to derive maximum benefits.
· Increase affordability
Recycling computers helps in improving the affordability of computers. Therefore, computer buyers can spend less on their computers because a recycled computer is cheaper. Many times, organizations choose to donate their recycled computers to charity.
· Recycled parts used in many ways
Many parts in the PC, including the plastic cases, keyboards and cathode ray tubes can be used in many ways. The glass in PCs contains lead which is often removed and in turn used for make recycled glass while metal parts are sold as scrap. The plastic case that plays an important role in housing the computer is often used to fix potholes.
· Reduction in carbon footprint
Recycling computers reduces the need to manufacture new computers. Manufacturers do not have to make as many PCs as long as components work- they end up as replacement parts, causing a reduction in the use of energy for manufacturing processes.