When your last computer finally quit working, the last thing on your mind was the potential danger it posed to the environment here in Texas. Yet, computers are filled with materials and non-biodegradable parts destined to sit in a landfill for years to come. The aluminum, plastic, glass, cathode ray tubes, and liquid crystal displays with computers are all potential dangers for the environment.
Your old computer doesn’t have to become hazardous waste. If the computer still works, check with local community organizations and computer repair schools in Dallas to see if they can use your computer. They may be able to pass along the computer to someone else who can use or help someone learn about to repair computers as part of a career education program.
In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you can take your old computer to The Computer Recycle Center. The group will take your computer in any working condition. You can either drop off your computer at their facility or make arrangements for local pick-ups. They believe in recycling as a way to protect the environment in the state of Texas.