My town (just like many others) runs a program where they accept old computers, printers, modems, etc. However, they usually do this only once or twice a year, and they charge a fee for each item dropped off.
But sometimes these avenues of ‘electronic-discarding’ are simply not enough. What if you have a big old computer tower that you want to toss, and maybe a bulky printer as well, but your local electronic collection date won’t roll around again for months? You want these items out of the house, and you want them out, now! What to do?
I recently learned that both Best Buy and Staples will accept electronics for recycling at anytime, free of charge, and it does not matter where the items were originally purchased. (I wish I knew about this when I was trying to get rid of two great big old computer monitors a while back!)
You can read more about the Best Buy program here and click on their “recycling faqs” for complete information about their program.
Staples offers a similar opportunity to get rid of your old electronics.
You can read about their free technology recycling by clicking here.