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What are some companies that buy old computer equipment?

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The list of companies that buy old computer equipment includes Capitol Asset, GreenTek Solutions and Liquid Technology. These companies refurbish old IT equipment and sell it again as a way to help other companies offset the cost of upgrading computers and reducing the amount of electronic waste that ends up in landfills.

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Liquid Technology, which was founded in New York in 2000, has offered computer liquidation, data wiping and computer brokerage service since then. The company refurbishes computers that still retain value and dismantles those that don’t by safely extracting raw materials that can be used in other equipment. It guarantees adherence to the latest guidelines regarding the disposal of hazardous waste that the Environmental Protection Agency and the New York's Electronic Equipment Reuse and Recycling Act set.

Capitol Asset, which has been active since 1987, buys surplus computer equipment and old computers for the purpose of reselling or recycling them. As of 2015, the company has more than 45 employees and processes old computer equipment in a 40,000-square-foot warehouse located in Lanham, Maryland.

GreenTek Solutions refurbishes, resells and recycles computer equipment from various brands, including Cisco, HP, Apple and IBM, among others. The company wipes data from old computers to protect the privacy of the original owners when selling the refurbished models to new customers. Additionally, it offers a warranty for each piece of refurbished IT equipment.

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