Computer Recycling in Kansas City

December 01, 2013

Looking for computer recycling in Kansas City?

Old and obsolete computers and other electronic items are a valuable source of recycled raw materials.  Its important to recycle these components properly because if they are just thrown in the trash, they can be a source of toxins, including dangerous carcinogens like lead, mercury and cadmium.  This is a huge negative impact on the environment if handled improperly.

There is a fast growing surplus of computers and components.  Hundreds of millions of computers, printers, monitors, cell phones and other components are replaced every year.  Unfortunately, its estimated that only 15% of e-waste is recycled.  The rest go directly into landfills or incinerators.

The federal government and many states have enacted legislation concerning the recycling and reuse of computers, computer parts and other electronics with requirements and penalties for not recycling e-waste.

Thankfully, computer recycling in Kansas City is easy.  Staples has three locations, Kansas City, MO in Zona Rosa and two locations in Overland Park that will accept up to 5 items a day for recycling.  The best part……ITS FREE!!!

One thing to remember is to remove and destroy your computers hard drive prior to recycling it.  You can use a power drill and put a few holes through it or take a hammer or mallet and give it 15-20 very hard hits.  This will make it nearly impossible to retrieve any of your personal data from your hard drive.

Computer recycling in Kansas City is easy and its the environmentally responsible thing to do.

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Founded in 2010, Prairie Star Technology is an independent IT service and support firm located in Overland Park, KS.  We offer on-site computer service and support throughout the greater Kansas City area, including Overland Park, Shawnee, Olathe, Kansas City, Lenexa, Prairie Village, and Leawood and remote help desk support to clients nationally.  We specialize in improving computer performance, reliability and security for residential and small business customers.  We are focused on providing fast, professional and CompTIA certified computer support to clients nationwide.   Our unique managed service program, Complete Computer Care, combines remote monitoring, preventative maintenance and Internet security all in one bundled offering starting at $15.99 a month.

If you would like to find out more about how we can improve your computers security to better protect your personal identity, documents, pictures and other data and make your computer faster and more fun to use, call us at 913/730-6262 or on our Contact Us page.  If you are going to take on the risks of the Internet, you owe it to your data to have the best Internet security possible.

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Call us if need computer repair of virus removal in Kansas City, Overland Park, Shawnee, Olathe, Lenexa, Prairie Village, or Leawood.

 

 

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