When replacing obsolete IT equipment, items oftentimes pile up in storage if not disposed of right away. In a fast-paced environment with heavy workloads these devices may start to become viewed as “junk” with “no value” and during disposition can be easy to handover for end-of-life management.
However, it’s important to work with a professional who can identify the value in these devices. Where in most cases electronics lose value quickly over time, there are some instances where they can gain value as well. This is what a Silicon Valley resident is hopefully going to find out. This bay area woman dropped off a rare Apple 1 computer for recycling and now has a check in her name for $100,000, only half of what the recycling firm sold it for.
While this is an extremely rare circumstance, we recommend businesses have IT assets assessed for reuse or resale potential. At Sims Recycling Solutions, our global experts consider the age, functionality, appearance and overall condition of the asset. Make sure you work with your vendor to maximize your return on investment (ROI) which will then in turn minimize the environmental impact as well.