This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

jump to last post 1-3 of 3 discussions (4 posts)

Where Do Old Computers Go?

  1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
    Jacqueline4390posted 3 years ago
    It seems as though every couple of years a new operating system emerges from Microsoft offering bigger and better features. More than likely these features exceed the standards of older computers creating the necessity either to upgrade your old clunker or buy something new. Eventually, the system will be outdated. So, where do these old computers go?

    1. Jacqueline4390 profile image85
      Jacqueline4390posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I finally retired my Windows 98 computer to the closet. It still works fine but due to space issues in my home office; it has been relegated to the closet. I have a lot of great games on that machine and just hate to discard it. I am typing this response on my Windows XP computer which will also eventually find a home in the closet. I've got some great games on this one also.

  2. Barbara Kay profile image92
    Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago

    You can give them to Best Buy or our county has a recycling day that you can take any electronics I think companies recycle some of the parts.

  3. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    Those programs also aim to keep toxins like heavy metals out of landfills so they can be disposed of safely.