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I have a couple old PCs. They are of the DOS variety. Too old to even effectively search the net. They have a mouse but you can hardly use it without the computer crashing. I couldn't even sell them or give them away at a garage sale. I am pretty sure that you are not supposed to throw them in the trash so any information would be appreciated. I live in Salt Lake City. What can I do with them, where can I take them?


- Steve

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March 25, 20040 found this helpful

We got a rid of a few computers at a Staples office supply store. They had a week where they advertised that they were accepting older computers and even gave you a coupon when you brought one in. I doubt they do more than once a year. The other thing I would try is calling your local waste management. Ask them what your options are for throwing away or recycling electronics in your area.

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March 26, 20040 found this helpful

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March 28, 20040 found this helpful

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March 30, 20040 found this helpful

SLC? You should have a DI (Deseret Industries-like a Good Will) available nearby. We just dumped our old crappy computer there- they didn't care if it worked or not.

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April 12, 20040 found this helpful

ACCTV is a salvage/recycling center, we salvage/recycle all electronics/appliances. if you need our services, contact,

Hector Phone: 281-530-0700

ThanK You.

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July 28, 20050 found this helpful

Start asking around the Social Services type agencies to see if there is anyone in the area that refurbishes old computers to give them to people who can't afford to buy one.

I'm disabled, and while waiting for a determination for Social Security benefits, I started asking around for a cheap computer that someone would sell me when they upgraded. I was directed to a family practioner in my area that refurbishes computers that are donated to him and gives them (with a smile) to people in my situation. In fact, he gave me the system I'm now using, complete with speakers, CD Rom, 3 1/4" drive, Microsoft keyboard, and the split keyboard (for me to try). Windows 98 is as current OS as can be put on it, but it's capable of Internet connection (obviously), and I don't think I'd upgrade anything on it even if I could afford to as it serves my needs very well. It gives me connection with the outside world, and allows me to keep my keyboarding and Internet skills current. It's his was to give back to the community. There may well be someone in your area doing the same thing. Check with the colleges, universities, churches, etc.

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