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.

-Gail


On 12/23/16 12:51 PM, Lynette Cook wrote:
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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]> 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]> 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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