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If I still had a working IIC, this Okidata Dot-Matrix printer wouldn't be [E-Waste]

So as an electronics geek for many years (and a bit of a pack rat as well)
I've accumulated an absurd amount of electronics that now have either no
use (but are still operable) or are broken or at least have been rendered
useless to some degree.

Video Cards from 1996
CD ROM drives
Broken Xboxes
Old printers
S-Video cables
Broken guitar cords

The list goes on. So while I could probably piece some of it out and get
some money for a few of the items, for the most part it amounts to mostly
worthless detritus taking up space in my home, and in general adding to
clutter and needlessly complicating things in general. The question then
is, do i just box it up and take it to some recycling facility? Will
someone pay by the pound for this stuff? Given how much money has gone in
to this collection of e-rubble I'm loathe to just give it the heave-ho, but
I'm not sure what other options I have.

I figured I can't be the only old man on these boards with a pile of wires,
motherboards, and radio parts filling every nook and cranny in my home, so
what the heck are the rest of you doing?


  • DjeetDjeet Registered User regular
    edited November 2013
    A municipal/county recycling center may or may not take your stuff. If they have a website they probably will give an overview of what they will and will not take. Our municipal recycling center doesn't take electronics, but there is a local non-profit that will take anything that has a PCB and is not an appliance (e.g. not a fridge or washing machine). I doubt anyone will pay for your stuff. Edit: There may be some for-profit places that will give you some money for the gold/copper in the xboxes/PC's and in the power cables. You're talking pennies though.

    Djeet on
  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Broken stuff, take it to a recycling center that takes electronic equipment.

    Working stuff, put it on ebay and see what you can get for it.

  • YallYall Registered User regular
    Thanks, I figured Craigslist and EBay might be decent tons for some of the stuff.

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