Moving Old Computers With A Disposal Plan

Posted on: 31 August 2016

As computers become more advanced, the need to upgrade can be confusing. Some increases are so small that they may not be worth a new system, while other advances may bring new features that your system--no matter how fast it seems--simply can't perform. It's good to recycle your old systems for both the environment and to put a bit of cash into your pocket after your investment, but you'll need to know what different systems have to offer for recycling. Here's a few recycling and reuse points, as well as upgrade insight to know what matters.

Recycle After Both Upgrading And Disposal

Upgrading should happen at one of two times for most users:

1) When the computer is too slow, even after repairs and clean ups.

2) When a new, necessary task can't be performed by your current system.

You can either upgrade the systems by adding those new parts to existing systems or getting entirely new computer units. With small parts replacement, you'll only need a few bins for the cards, drives and boards being swapped. For upgrading to entirely new units, you'll likely need larger bins or roll off dumpsters for stacking each unit.

Need To Move A Lot Of Components?

If you're getting rid of your old system or components and have a lot more than you can carry, you'll need a recycling storage plan. Individuals can get away with having a few storage bins, but small businesses and larger enterprises may need an entire roll off dumpster to load and transfer their recycling materials.

Depending on how close the nearest dumpster is, employees may injure themselves or suffer from excessive fatigue while carrying systems up and down stairs and across lots for disposal. Some dumpsters have high openings that may require overhead lifting, which can lead to shoulder injuries. A roll off dumpster allows nearby positioning for disposal, and a sanitized roll off trailer allows workers to cleanly and safely walk inside to deposit computers.

Loading up each computer is a convenient way to recycle, but some components may be worth more at specific markets. Hard drives, for example, include rare earth magnets inside that can be accessed with screwdrivers, but their newer competition component called Solid State Drives lack these magnets. There's also cores of copper and aluminum inside power supplies that are worth more if you take the power supply out, but it may be unsafe to go deeper into the power supply unit. These units store a lethal amount of electricity for unknown amounts of time, and should only be discharged by electrical professionals.

Take out any necessary parts that you may wish to keep or sell and then make sure the rest of the units are disposed of properly. Contact a roll off dumpster professional like Michael's Rolloff Solutions to discuss what you wish to dispose of and when the extra dumpsters should be delivered and picked up.