Just because you’re moving doesn’t guarantee your computer is making the trip. If you’re ready to unload a laptop or home computer, make sure you do it in a responsible way by recycling before relocating. Since computers contain hazardous materials such as arsenic and mercury, they must be disassembled by a professional, or better yet refurbished and reused altogether.
Part of the United Cerebral Palsy Association, Assistive Technology Exchange Network (ATEN) refurbishes computers and sends them to schools throughout Illinois to help children with disabilities. For details, call 708-444-2836.
Computers for Schools is a nonprofit organization that accepts private and corporate computer donations, refurbishes the equipment, and makes them available to schools and other nonprofits. For free pickup of 10 computers or more, call 773- 545-7575.
On the last Friday of every month home users may drop off any older computer equipment they would like to have recycled responsibly at no charge to MRK Group LTD. Note: there is a 10 item limit per customer. To learn more, visit www.mrkgroupltd.com.