Don’t throw old notebook batteries in the trash. Batteries that end up in landfills can cause serious health risks among humans and animals. Fortunately, its becoming easier to dispose of old Dell laptop batteries and computers. You just need to know where to take them.
Did you know 75% of people leave their old computer in storage at least 4 years before throwing it out? Before your old desktop or notebook becomes completely obsolete, consider donating it to a good cause like TechSoup.org. TechSoup takes unwanted technology and distributes them to public libraries and non-profit organizations. Your charitable donation might even be tax deductible. It beats having the old tower and monitor parked in the garage.
If you’d like to donate to a specific cause or organization, Recycles.org is a worthy option. Recycles.org lets you select which organization will receive the benefits of a specific donation. You can also choose to remain anonymous if requested.
Notebook Battery Recycling
Laptop batteries are incredible devices. They allow us to communicate in the airport, coffee shop, and everywhere else we go. The flip side is notebook batteries contain metals, acids and other compounds that aren’t good for the environment.
Some local retailers have begun accepting old batteries found in devices from notebooks to power tools. To discover if there are any in your area, visit the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation’s website at RBRC.com. So far there are over 30,000 of these locations across the United States and Canada. Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), and Small Sealed Lead (Pb) batteries can all be recycled at most locations.