· Restoring valuable parts
Although outdated computers are inefficient and ineffective, recycling computer parts can prove very helpful. The choice to recycle computers offers an effective way of preventing valuable parts ending up in landfills. Usable parts can be salvaged, offering ways of reusing or restoring them. Furthermore, the computer can be fixed and resold or donated to charity.
· Saving the environment
Computers are categorized as hazardous household waste. Unfortunately, many of these machines end up in landfills- with batteries being a common feature in many of these landfills. The batteries contain many heavy metals including cadmium and nickel. The cathode ray tubes contain lead while the motherboards have chromium. This ends up adding toxic chemicals to the air, soil and ground water. Recycling computers involves taking a machine that is destined for the landfill and improving their lifespan. Ultimately, the process helps to prevent harmful toxins entering the environment.
· Get some cash
An outdated computer may not sell. However, the decision to recycle the computer makes the computer useful. As a result, the organization will be in a position to fetch some money from reselling the machine. IT recycling is becoming a competitive sector. Therefore, it is advisable to consider several quotes before choosing a recycling company, to derive maximum benefits.
· Increase affordability
Recycling computers helps in improving the affordability of computers. Therefore, computer buyers can spend less on their computers because a recycled computer is cheaper. Many times, organizations choose to donate their recycled computers to charity.
· Recycled parts used in many ways
Many parts in the PC, including the plastic cases, keyboards and cathode ray tubes can be used in many ways. The glass in PCs contains lead which is often removed and in turn used for make recycled glass while metal parts are sold as scrap. The plastic case that plays an important role in housing the computer is often used to fix potholes.