What to Do With All of Your Old IT Gadgets

Over the years you have bought that new laptop for work, and the other laptop for gaming. Then you have all those different TV’s as technology continues to improve our television experience.

As an IT professional you want to keep up with new technology and keep up to date with all your gadgets.  So what can you do with all of those products that you no longer need?  We posed this to our IT staffing Boston office full of technical recruiters.  One of the responses prompted me to write this blog.  Recycle these gadgets and contribute to a green environment there are many options available.

I researched all of the options and found Best buy to have the “best deal.”  They accept up to 3 items per household per day.  When bringing in televisions and monitors, you will be charged a $10 fee but you will get it back in the form of a gift card to use later on.  Another great option is just going to straight to goodwill.  They are willing to accept computers and anything that you would be used with a computer.  The recycling program is free and you can check out their features with the website.

One of our IT recruiters actually mentioned that the Apple Store is another great option.  If you bring in an old iPod or any brand of cellphone, you can get a 10 percent discount when you buy a new iPod.  If you plan on recycling an older computer, you can send it to them with prepaid shipping.  If your computer is worth anything, you will get credit for any Apple store.

So next time you are cleaning out that garage filled with all your technology gadgets, it’s no big deal for an IT professional like yourself.  Take a look at your stuff.  Stop avoiding the tower of laptops in your house and start recycling them.

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AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.

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