Monday, November 21, 2011

Recycling For Free -- How to Get Rid of Those Old Computers, Batteries, Monitors, etc.


It's a problem. What do you do with all of that old electronics stuff? Batteries, Computers, Monitors -- the places that will take them charge a serious fee, or you have to ship the stuff someplace. But now, the Kinnelon area, or in fact, anyplace that has a Best Buy nearby has a very convenient alternative. Recycle at Best Buy! It's free for  up to 3 items per day.

We all want to recycle, right? But we also don't want it to cost an arm and a leg.

The DPW Dump won't take a lot of the stuff; other places (Staples) charge 10 bucks per item.

So I went to Best Buy on Rt. 23 today. Dropped off 3 sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries from a UPS that I had renewed with new batteries. No problem. Walked in the door, handed them the box, and walked out. Done. Cost nothing. You can do it any day, except on a major holiday, starting at 9 AM.

Boy, that's great.

Many towns now have computer and tech equipment drop-off locations, but many of those Do Not Accept Batteries, or charge for doing so. Best Buy accepts batteries and does not charge.

I can't tell you how many times I've been asked by people what they should do with their old equipment. Now I know what to tell them.

I'll be going every day for the next 2 weeks to get rid of all of that old stuff I've got hanging around.

You should, too.


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