Have you recently updated your phone, personal computer or laptop? Not sure what to do with your old technology sitting in a cupboard or on a shelf collecting dust? While a number of us update to own the latest technological gadgets and computers, there are a number of Australians who are not fortunate enough to have access to, or who can afford technology.
Rather than throwing away your old technology or trying to re-sell it, you can give it away for a good cause! There are a number of organisations out there who will take your old technology, refurbish it and give it to a good home, a school or to a group that needs it. You might even be able to find a local non-profit or community centre in a disadvantaged area who would love to take your old technology and put it to good use.
If you're in Australia, you can search on this website, Give Now, for some community organisations who are able to take your old technology off your hands:
Another website, Give It, is one where people can request items for a particular need or user. This website requests anything from alarm clocks, to televisions and laptops:
There are also websites for businesses who are looking to remove unwanted computers and other technology.
However, if your old technology is no good and really won't be of use to anyone, don't throw it into landfill. Dispose of it through e-waste collection points. Search on the Internet for your local e-waste disposal centre or have a look at the bottom of this website for some options.
Just remember to remove all your personal information from your old technology - whether it be your phone or laptop! Search the Internet for a tutorial on how to do this correctly or seek assistance from your local IT expert.