Giving your old computer a second life

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If you’ve got some high-tech trash hanging around, this weekend is your chance to unload it while putting it to good use for someone else. Per Scholas, a non-profit group that refurbishes old computers for low-income families, is having a Community Used-Electronics Recycling event on Saturday in Park Slope. The group, which is opening up a Brooklyn outpost in addition to its Bronx location, charges a small recycling fee—mostly from $5 to $7 (though a full-size Xerox copier will set you back $25)—to take the stuff off your hands and $10 to erase the hard drive. What they can’t fix gets recycled.

Saturday, 9 to 6, Per Scholas, 88 9th St., 718-772-0655.

[via GothamList]


  1. Another alternative is The Mac Support Store, which has been recycling used electronics for free for the past 2 years. There’s no fee, just drop off any used electronics anytime we’re open.

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