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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How to Properly Recycle All of Your Old Holiday Computers and Electronics

There is no better time than the Holiday Season to start recycling your old gadgets. It's this time of the year when you're most likely to receive at least a few electronic items as gifts I know many of you just hold onto your old electronics because you don’t know what to do with them. Because of this, your gear usually ends up in the basement or in the attic where they never get used again. You can get rid of your tech clutter in your home and even your office and protect the environment at the same time by recycling that old stuff. If you're not sure how to recycle those old items, here are some ways to help you make way for those new holiday gadgets you get.

Before You Give Up that Old Device:

Whether you're giving your device to a family member, selling it online, or having it recycled, you'll want to make sure your old documents, family photos or social media login information isn't still on your gadgets. You never want to take the chance that a stranger could get access to your data. The devices I am talking about are computers, phones, gaming consoles, and tablets. The easiest way to wipe these devices clean is to do a full reset. Before you do, make sure you back up all your information like documents, pictures, and videos to an ex