Have you not heard it said before that you ought to switch off your desktop computer when you are not using it? By this is not meant switching off the machine when you need to go to the bathroom or go to the kitchen to fix yourself a mug of green tree. Not coffee. It is not sustainable and it continues to have an extremely negative impact on the world’s carbon content volumes. So too the computer. If you are going to be away from your desk for, say, longer than twenty, thirty minutes, then switch the machine off already.
And when work is done and dusted for the day and you are just about ready to turn in for the night, it would be a good idea to switch off at the power source plug as well. Because even while the computer is off, power flow continues, and this too has a negative impact on the green environment as well as chowing into your monthly utilities bills. Dumping your computer to take advantage of new technologies is not good.
Instead of trashing the machine, turn it in at the downtown computer recycling toronto depot. Pay it a visit over the weekend sometime and you will see what else the recycling technicians are accepting. Not just your heavy desktop computers but laptops, tablets and smart mobiles too. And not just computer stuff but everyday appliances, from your kitchen to your living room. It serves no purpose trusting your waste to your city waste collection services.
There is simply no guarantee that all that you have tossed out is not going to land on the nearest landfill site. But there is every guarantee that your local recycling depot is going to cut things down to size in a responsible and sustainable manner.