How to Recycle Electronics in Durham: Triangle Ecycling

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Last weekend, I replaced the logic board of my ol’ trusty Macbook Pro. And lo, once it had risen from the ashes like the majestic Phoenix, I pondered what to do with the old, broken logic board. I didn’t want my computer part to end up in the landfill; but I wondered how to recycle electronics in Durham?

Old Macbook Pro Logic Board

How could I recycle my electronics in Durham (Durham, North Carolina, that is, not Canada)?

Triangle Ecycling

Triangle Ecycling Learning Center
Luckily, right next to my work is Triangle Ecycling, a great place to recycle computers, radios, phones, printers — heck, almost ANY used electronics (here’s a list of the electronics they recycle).

I scampered across the street to the Triangle Ecycling building, fearfully clutching my broken logic board in my clammy hands, playing Frogger in real life. A bead of sweat trickled down my forehead.

After making it to Triangle Ecycling, I bumped into none other than Larry Herst, CEO and founder of Triangle Ecycling. He was nice enough to take my broken electronics to recycle, and give me a quick tour of the place.

Recycling Ewaste into Education

Besides helping people recycle electronics, this place also holds classes for Durham high school students, where they’re taught how to repair computers.
Triangle Ecycling Learning Center

Not only that, but they then donate some recycled computers to Durham charities. They sell the rest of the repaired computers on eBay in order to help cover their operating costs. Very great.

Recycle Electronics, Help Durham

So if you have any old electronics that you don’t want anymore, I recommend taking them to Triangle Ecycling to be recycled. Not only will you be keeping toxic electronics out of the landfill, but you’ll be helping Durham charities, and giving high school students a chance to learn how to fix electronics through the E-Scholar Program! Win-win-win!

P.S. They might even give you a free sticker if you tell them EcoJoe sent you.

I shall close with a video about this wondrous place:

Posted in computers, eco hero, green business, recycle on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 9:21 PM.

15 Responses to “How to Recycle Electronics in Durham: Triangle Ecycling”

  1. Wigbate says:

    lol @ bolding "bead of sweat," somehow the perfect touch

    I am not loving this snow falling down the screen, I'll tell you that.

    • ecojoe says:

      I threw in that paragraph to spice it up. Yeah, the snow can be rough, but spring is just around the corner, mayhaps it'll clear up by then!

      By the by, is this the same Wigbate of fame?

  2. Wigbate says:

    Lols, thanks for the kind words, I hope it does clear up.

    Yes, I am THE Wigbate of – the only user with a perfect record. Would you fancy a Beef?

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