Use these tips to dispose of your outdated devices
New tech devices in your life? Here’s how to get rid of the old ones and minimize your impact on the environment at the same time:
- Reuse—extend the life of the device by donating it to an organization or individual that can use it for several more years.
- Recycle—steel, gold, silver, aluminum, and copper can be recovered from broken or obsolete devices. And proper recycling protects the environment from lead and mercury dispersal.
Be sure to wipe your personal information from any device that has a memory. If you can’t wipe the device, remove the hard drive and have it destroyed (at IU Bloomington, IU Surplus Stores will shred your hard drive or cell phone).