Question: I just purchased a new computer and monitor. I want to get rid of my old system along with an old laser printer, an ink jet printer and a couple of old cell phones, but want to dispose of them responsibly. Where can I take them in Marin to recycle them?
Answer: Some good options in Marin for recycling your old electronic equipment are: Marin Computer Resource Center in Novato (off of Bel Marin Keys) and Renew Computers in San Rafael (near Jackson’s Hardware).
MCRC is a non-profit organization that refurbishes old equipment and donates it. Items that cannot be refurbished are recycled. Renew Computers also operates a discount parts warehouse and retail store in addition to their recycling center. Staples office supply stores also offer recycling services for a range of computer, cell phone and electronics.
A good web site for additional recycling information and locations is earth911.org. Many major computer manufacturers also offer recycling services. Check their web sites for details.