Monday, December 28, 2015

Papers, Books, and Electronics soon to be Recycled

The picture to the left is of items I'm getting rid of soon. The item furthest on the left is an old computer tower. This tower has been around for probably 14 years, and tomorrow I'm going to see if it'll still work. I may run into difficulties, because I don't remember the password to the computer. I am planning on taking this tower to Best Buy to be recycled. Even if I wipe the computer, I'm planning on pulling the hard drive out before taking it to Best Buy. I don't have anything to hide, but I don't know how I feel turning my hard drive over to people I don't know. The space needed to store a hard drive will be a lot less than an entire computer tower.

Second from the left are a few textbooks from college. I'm going to attempt to sell these back to Amazon. I don't know the specifics, but I believe you type in the ISBN number of the books into Amazon, and you can print shipping papers, and you send the books to Amazon. Amazon will then credit your account how much money the books are worth to the them. I'm not expecting to make much money off of this, but some money is better than the books taking up space in my closet.

The item second from the right is a brown paper bag full of papers to be recycled. I've spent a lot of time going through old papers, and the bag is decently full. This will go out with the recycling this week.

The last item, farthest on the right, is a box of old electronics. It has an old corded home telephone, an old GPS, and other electronics. I'm planning on taking these to Best Buy and Staples to be recycled.

The volume/cubic space that these items take up isn't a lot. It may not be noticeable right away that these items are gone. But as time goes on, and as more stuff is donated/recycled/thrown away, the space regained will be noticeable. The size of what is going to be recycled might also be deceiving in terms of how long it took to sort through the items. I can't quantify the hours I spent sorting, but this pile wasn't just assembled in 15 minutes.



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