The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Stop - Before you Throw that Computer Out the Window . . .

Stop - Before you Throw that Computer Out the Window . . .

Admit it - we have all been frustrated at some point when it comes to technology.  One of the biggest growing frustrations, however, is what do you do with all this OLD technology as it becomes obsolete and you have replaced it?  I have a basement filling up with the old stuff!  You can't throw it in the dump, and here in my hometown, the semi-annual Big Trash Pick-Up has been called off (another post coming on that one). 

Fortunately for me, I found a fabulous place to get rid of this stuff at no cost!  This service is available to anyone, anywhere--they accept items from outside Connecticut, and they encourage national customers to ship smaller items by UPS.  

The Computer Recycler is a free program where you can drop off (or send) your electronics in Cromwell, Connecticut, for recycling. 

And don't just think computers . . . While they don't currently accept televisions, they do take over 75 other items including the big (Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Freezers, Furnaces, Dryers, Washing Machines, Hot Water Heaters . . .), the medium (VCRs, Cameras, Battery Backups, Telephones, Monitors, Keyboards, Printers, Towers, Scanners . . .), and the small (Alarm Clocks, Video Games, Cables, Mice, PDAs, Power Tools . . .). 

Click here to download their complete list!  Be sure to read their Frequently Asked Questions before e-mailing or calling.  By the way, they are very responsive to e-mails!

And Remember - This is Free!


Chris K. Canfield


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718



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Comment balloon 6 commentsChris Canfield • September 09 2010 07:27PM


Chris: This is good to know---thank you for putting this up;  I sense that we all need to know where this place is!!!

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Great post, but you got me all excited.  I thought it would be a forum for complaining about the lack of ability to operate some of our technology, and you surprised me with a totally different subject.  Nice twist.

Posted by Pam Crawford, Owner-RE/MAX Prof. Assoc.,MBA, CDPE, CRS, ABR (RE/MAX Professional Associates) almost 9 years ago

Chris - Great news ... but it isn't my computer I'm ready to toss ... do you have a place to recycle IT folks?  Thanks for sharing ....

Posted by Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton, The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton (The Nines Team At Keller Williams) almost 9 years ago

You may want to clean the hard drive before it leaves your possession.  Just deleting stuff is not adequate for preventing someone from getting your credit card numbers etc from your hard drive.  

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing. I need to do this. I have two "Junk" laptops sitting at h ome and I havent done anything with them.

Posted by Ryan Smith (Keller Williams Energy Real Estate Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

What a great resource Chris.  And so close to home.  Thank you for telling us about it. 

Posted by Karen Bernetti almost 9 years ago

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