So you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your office equipment and replace some of your more outdated items. Getting rid of old office equipment can be a challenge, especially when you are unsure of what you are doing.
You know you can’t just toss your old office equipment in the dumpster. But where does it need to go? Here are some of the options you have to properly and responsibly do so.
Don’t forget about document disposal! Before you do anything, double-check to make sure that you have deleted anything personal, private, or confidential from the computer system before you get rid of it.
Talk to the Niagara Region Recycling Centre
One of the most environmentally friendly ways to get rid of your old office equipment is to recycle it using one of Niagara’s recycling depots. Computers, printers, fax machines, copiers, and scanners are among the list of electronics that the Niagara Region will accept for recycling, but there is a complete list available online. You will need to drop them off yourself, but it is free and you can do so at multiple Niagara Region recycling centre locations.
Donate Your Old Office Equipment to a Charity, Organization, or Non-Profit
Some organizations will be able to take your used equipment and give it to those in need, helping out people who may not be able to otherwise afford these items. For example, Goodwill accepts donations of electronic items. If it still works, there could be a family or a person out there who could benefit from your donation, and your old equipment would be going somewhere very worthwhile.
Check Online For Parts-Seekers
Sometimes people are looking for specific computer parts and will post on online marketplace sites such as Kijiji. These are people who may be building their own computers or looking for hard-to-find replacement parts for older machines. Take a look at the wanted ads before completely ditching your equipment.
Sell Your Used Equipment
There is a market for people in Niagara who are looking to purchase pre-owned office equipment for a variety of reasons. Talk to an office automation equipment retailer to learn more about your options and to figure out what the best decision will be for your situation.
Any one of our staff members at Brock Office Automation will know exactly where to direct you when you need some help figuring out what to do with your old office equipment, so stop in and talk to us today.