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Recycling Computer Parts

By mretzloff ยท 6 replies
Feb 21, 2009
  1. I'm sorry if this is the wrong place. I tried using the search option but came up with only topics related to the recycle bin in Windows.

    Where can I recycle computer parts? I just upgraded my RAM in an old computer and have a 512 ram stick that I do not need.

    I know Best Buy takes old cell phones, batteries, and ink cartridges. Does any store take old RAM?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    We have a Hot Deals forum, but I'm afraid that this does not qualify for it (usually it's large enterprises like Dell selling some computer really cheap or something)

    Anyway, TechSpot cannot help with your used (or even if new) item
    You are best to try selling it on one of the buyers sites like eBay

    Generally TechSpot's forums are about technical support
    You can read more about TechSpot here:
  3. BorisandBailey

    BorisandBailey TS Enthusiast Posts: 154

    STRUT (Students Recycling Used Technology) is a great place to take your old computer parts to. They are usually located in high schools. Students learn how to assemble computers and the reassembled computers are donated to organizations and people who need them.

    Additional: It's true that TechSpot is not a site where you would normally find answers for your used parts (unless perhaps you want to recycle them into another system and you want to know if they are compatible with other parts). I just happened to have taken my old parts to a STRUT and I saw your post.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,157   +459

    Depending on where you live some city or county agencies have set up electronic or E-waste disposal sites. Granted, it might not be worth it to bring in just one RAM stick but if you can accumulate other E-waste like old answering machines, radios, TVs, monitors, burnt out graphics cards, or anything electronic, then it might be worth it.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    sell it on ebay.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    This is a recording :p

    Mind you I said one of the buyers sites like eBay

    But thanks for your input Tedster, at least the thread's not 4 days old hey ;) (you're on the improve :grinthumb )
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    you're lucky I even look at the threads as busy as I am ! ;)

    yep - but reselling it is always a good idea and you might make a couple of buck$
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