I remember the job it was to get rid of all the stuff my parents had accumulated over the course of their long lives. I’m pretty sure I inherited that trait from my folks. I swore I was not going to put my family go through that. My wife has accused me of being a hoarder for a long time and now, I tend to agree with her and I now realize those old printers, monitors, and cables weren’t spare parts at all. They were dust collectors.
I wanted to do things the right way, so I got on the phone and called the city to get their e-waste information but I was not impressed with it. I then called Best Buy and they told I could take 2 items and receive a store credit of $10 for each computer but at that rate it would take too long to get rid of all my electronic equipment. Waste Management said they would pick it up for a nominal fee of $75. Yikes!!!…My neighbor said he uses the unofficial Tanglewood Recycling Center. He said he places his items out front and in about a couple of hours the neighborhood “Sanford & Son” will pick up just about anything you put out there. I think I will give it a try. He said he has seen them cruise the neighborhood everyday looking for our junk and their treasure. My old postman used to tell me we had a neighbor that either stole the items or cruised the neighborhood acquiring items for a garage sale every six months or whatever the law allows. I used to call our postman “Cliff Claven” after the character on “Cheers” because he was nosy and knew- it- all. He once ran my door bell to warn me that they were some strange kids in the neighborhood because he was afraid they might steal my meds.
I thought of selling the items on EBay but then I would have do take pictures, scan them in, mail them and then wait to get paid. Sometimes getting rid of them the old fashioned way is best.