by Gabe Goldberg

Aside from not wanting to clutter landfills with electronic garbage — that’s where solid waste ends up, you know, it doesn’t vanish when loaded in the collection truck — it’s increasingly discouraged or illegal to dispose of our once-precious twinkly gadgets in the normal household waste stream. This is for multiple reasons: Landfills are a limited resource and are often overloaded; electronics will linger forever, never biodegrading; and (worst of all) bad stuff such as chemicals and metals in the mess will leach out and pollute the area.
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How Can I Safely Give Away or Donate a PC?

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Before you donate your old PC, be sure you’ve transferred over or archived all the data and programs you will need in the future. Then, use a utility to rid the drive of personal information.

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