Talk:Computer recycling

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This page should perhaps become a redirect to E-waste... dreddnott 04:46, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Article expansion[edit]

This topic is clearly distinguishable from electronic waste, as it refers essentially only to high-end (valuable) e-waste and only to the recycling aspect of it. Thus this topic would include features not appropriate to electronic waste and vice versa. I did not see a reason for the editor who performed the recent merge without proposing any discussion and based only on a 2006 note. I intend to expand and/or clean up both articles somewhat, so please see if they look better afterward, thanks. JJB 23:17, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Peer Review of List of personal computer refurbishment and recycling centers in the U.S.[edit]

I've asked for the subject article (which I'm still adding to bit by bit) to be Peer Reviewed for both direction and hopefully Featured List status. Please comment? Simesa (talk) 11:39, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

The key problem with this article was that there are well over 500 such refurbishment and recycling centers in the U.S. and so the "link farm" or (someday) list of Wikipedia articles simply would have been horrendously too long. We'll have to treat recycling in the abstract, although the number of refurbishers is much smaller. Simesa (talk) 12:16, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

External link on Electronic Waste Sent to 3rd World[edit]

This link Is America Exporting a Huge Environmental Problem? (1/6/2006) seems like it belongs inside this article, but I didn't see an obvious spot. Simesa (talk) 23:33, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

{{subst:Aviso autotrad|Reciclaje de computadoras}}Roxiaway (talk) 13:19, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

"Reuse" concept is lacking[edit]

I have noticed that there is a general lack of the term “reuse”, one the three R’s of waste hierarchy, in this and other recycling articles. Being “green” does not mean simplistically recycling straight into raw materials. In Germany they disassemble junked cars and reuse certain parts to avoid environmentally expensive manufacturing. If you look at electronics and mainly computer recyclers, it’s tossed right into the scrapper though most non-hard drive parts are reusable and may not be manufactured anymore yet needed. It should be pointed out in the articles that many recyclers currently refuse to practice reuse thought it may be more profitable. I was trying, but could not figure how to successfully interject these concepts into these recycling articles because these articles seem to be constructed to have a one tracked focus solely on resource recovery recycling.Septagram (talk) 20:54, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Concerning my last comment, found out Reuse is probably not going to work out for computers because of new rules. The main reason is most CPUs today have a unique ID and reuse will make it harder for information to be properly traced back to its source so it is easier for everyone to have their unused computers to be munched into little pieces than keep track of who owns which computer over time. So this reason needs to be included in the article of why reuse is not favored for computers.Septagram (talk) 03:02, 27 January 2012 (UTC).


I have completed an assessment as requested at Wikipedia:WikiProject Computing/Assessment by user:Gauravjuvekar. I have raised assessment to C. A B rating is not distant but further work is required resolving tagged issues further down in the article. --Kvng (talk) 18:43, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Secure Recycling[edit]

I have taken it upon myself to remove the "weaselwords" from this section by re-wording it and removing the warning. If any editors see it as being incomplete, please feel free to add the warning back in. richardtj- Nov 2012


I included a section about these types of organizations in the article. I build my own computers for desktops and anything that is old, or I have upgraded, I usually give to an organization of such. I find these organizations to be a viable alternative to some of the larger corporations because not everyone can afford even a refurbished laptop or PC. Check out your local areas if you are interested or use the web, one note of caution, not all can be trusted, so I usually look for a microsoft verified or BBB rating before I use them. If anyone feels I have made an error, please feel free to edit and give feedback. wizbang33 (talk) 11;31, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Overall lack of info and incorrect use of terms[edit]

I will be doing a bit of editing to highlight the differences between the 3 R's. This article also requires more info to feed the masses with knowledge. . bonesharvey (talk) 8;49, 17 Oct 2014 (UTC)