Are you a gadget geek like me – always building your own PCs and Servers? Always buying the latest toys? If you are, then you have likely faced this problem – a closet full of outdated parts or a PC that becomes a paperweight when you upgrade.
Recycling a PC is not a simple task and the idea of sending my old equipment to a landfill turns my stomach. I have been searching a long time trying to find a good way of disposing of my old equipment – let’s call it “e-cycling“. I finally found the solution!!!
reBoot Canada (www.rebootcanada.ca) is a non-profit charity providing computer hardware, training and technical support to charities, non-profits and people with limited access to technology. What an amazing operation! I was there yesterday to drop off my donation. With a limited staff of a few full time people and a small army of students they tackle a mountain of donated equipment at their warehouse in Toronto. I don’t envy their task!! They strip down, test, refurbish and finally rebuild all of the equipment. It is then sent out to charities around Ontario.
I am proud to say that Microsoft Canada supports reBoot (see press release) as part of our community activities.
So – Geeks Of Toronto Send Them Your Old Gear!
You will be helping a charity, preventing landfill and you get a tax receipt.
Hats off to Devon and the team at reBoot! Keep up the great work.