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There’s something about this season that inspires one to unload a lot of things, gaining a clean slate going into the new year. Like pants you never wear. Or old relationships. Socks. Sometimes you need to get rid of socks (especially the orphan ones that lost their matches long ago).
However, if you’ve amassed a nearly comical collection of old technology over the years (or even the last year), and you’re not quite sure if digging a hole in the nearest park and setting it all on fire is the best way to dispose of it (spoiler: It’s not) then you should check out the event Tech in Motion is throwing on November 20 at M.J. O’Connor’s in the Back Bay.
Bring in old computers, monitors (even cathode ray tube relics, like what I wrote on in college), laptops, keyboards, mice, speakers, servers and racks (you and your racks…), PDAs (remember those?), iPhones, motherboards, external hard drives, even dusty VOIP phone systems and their cords, and right there you can turn them in. Recycle Computers 4 Cancer will be handling everything from then on, including disposal and recycling, along with the donation of all proceeds from your tech, to help cancer patients and their families.
If nothing else, it’s a great way to network within the tech community, at an event that includes everybody from engineers to social media mavens, and in the end you help people with cancer simply by cleaning your room and going to a party.
Not a bad deal, really.