It is illegal to put electronic waste in public landfills. Pineywoods Computer legally and safely disposes of and recycles many types of electronics:
Currently Pineywoods Computer is accepting the following:
- Desktop Computers
- Laptop Computers
- Hard Drives (all data is wiped or destroyed)>
- Monitors (No TVs)>
- Peripherals (keyboards, Mice, etc.)
Recyclables can be dropped off during normal business hours in our shop downtown Nacogdoches.
Inside Nacogdoches Loop: $5.00 fee for first item (i.e printer, computer, monitor, box of cables, etc.) plus $3/each additional item. Outside loop add $0.25/mile from shop. Please pay driver in CASH.
ALL hard drives are removed and data destroyed prior to recycling. A Certificate of Destruction is available for $5.00 upon request.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept TVs at this time. We are working on finding a way to dispose of televisions.
How Your Electronics Are RecycledWe get asked "What happens to the electronics we bring in for recycling?" The cost for recycling electronics is high, which is why it's so hard to find anyone doing it!
Here's how we are able to provide this service free to our community:
- After erasing all the data on the device, anything that can be *refurbished* and reused, is cleaned up, reformatted, and set up like a new computer. Ideally, a totally recycled product is 100% reused.
- Devices deemed unworthy for refurbishing are evaluated for working parts that may still be used. Parts are removed and tested. Good parts are often listed and sold on eBay.
- Electronic parts not sold for reuse but have a decent amount of metals in them are separated boxed, and sold to eScrap buyers that extract the precious metals out and properly dispose of the rest. Our eScrap buyer is certified "landfill free".
- Parts like power supplies that don't pass testing and cases, broken screens, etc., that can't be sold for scrap or resold for use are boxed up and transported to an electronics recycler in Dallas.
Data Destruction GUARANTEED!
All hard drives are recycled according to NIST 800-88 Data Destruction Standards (the 800-88 has replaced the older DoD 5220.22-M Standard).
A Certificate of Destruction is available for a small fee when requested.