I think by "big items" Best Buy means huge TV's; I once brought a 
trunkload of electronic stuff for recycling and they took it all, a big 
monitor and several smaller but still substantial pieces. I'd take the 
lot and save yourself a trip.


On 12/23/16 12:51 PM, Lynette Cook wrote:
> Glad you mentioned that, Karen. I bought my iMac there - via Best 
> Buy's website, then picked up in the store. I noticed a sign in the 
> store about recycling. I was told that I could bring in 1 big item per 
> day. So I will make multiple trips to take my G4, 2 CRTs, etc. The 
> store is close to me, so that's simple. Also, out here anyway, I know 
> of a Goodwill that will take all computer equipment, working or not. 
> Seems to me there are (or used to be) instructions on Goodwill's site 
> about wiping hard drives, assuming the thing boots up. Also, my city 
> has occasional e-cycling events at City Hall, though they are every 
> few months and don't always come at the time when I am ready to take 
> something. I'm guessing other cities have similar programs.
> Lynette
> On Dec 23, 2016, at 9:37 AM, Karen Ackoff wrote:
>> Best Buy has a recycling program. I took my old printer to them. They 
>> take televisions as well as computer equipment.
>> K
>> From my iPhone.
>> On Dec 23, 2016, at 11:33 AM, Liz Lockett <[log in to unmask] 
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>> Find a big magnet and run it over the drives several times. That's 
>>> what the IT guys do at work.
>>> On Dec 23, 2016 9:37 AM, "Linda Feltner" <[log in to unmask] 
>>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>>     Thanks, Lynette! I am getting things sorted.
>>>     I did laugh at your 9600. I have a "blueberry" in a closet, and
>>>     still have
>>>     a Titanium laptop, and an early small imac. I think when this
>>>     new one
>>>     comes I will ship everything to recycle. Actually there is a
>>>     small, local
>>>     computer repair shop in this tiny town that will recycle the
>>>     bits of old
>>>     computers, I may just back the truck up and unload all old
>>>     computers, dead
>>>     printers... ha. The schools around here don't want 'em. They
>>>     have grants
>>>     for tablets and new technology.
>>>     Loads of people say they take a hammer to the hard drive when
>>>     they remove
>>>     it prior to recycle. I don't know what kind of hammer they use,
>>>     but mine
>>>     did not dent the outside cover!!! I still have several hard
>>>     drives that I
>>>     cannot destroy. (Paper weights, door stops???) Maybe ACE
>>>     hardware will
>>>     rent me a sledgehammer. ha. Next is online search for figuring
>>>     out how to
>>>     open the thing, I can't see how it opens to get to the innards.
>>>     Ah well,
>>>     onward!
>>>     Much cheer and joy, Happy Solstice the day after, the days
>>>     getting longer,
>>>     eh?
>>>     Linda
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