Although perhaps the most direct and least expensive method, repurposing the old technology in your home is the most reliable way to get rid of the equipment you no longer use. Whether it’s selling old tech for a little extra cash or just finding a place to recycle it next to that old PC you’ve had in the closet since the early 90s, it’s best to dispose of these electronics in the right way.
There are a few things to keep in mind before getting rid of your old electronics. Perhaps the most important thing, saving any important data, whether it is saving games, pictures, or files, is very important. However, just as important is the deletion of data. Many modern phones, tablets, laptops, and game consoles have an option in the settings to restore the device to its factory settings, erasing everything that users have used. Since many of us store credit card data on these electronic devices to make quick purchases, it is important that this is removed.
Once the equipment is ready, maintenance is easier than ever. Several Best Buy locations offer electronic recycling at the entrance, and the company also offers a pick-up service for appliances and TVs after purchase. GameStop always buys used game consoles. And, as always, SlashGear is ready to help – here are many ways to properly dispose of electronics.