Office supply stores such as Office Depot and Staples typically offer free electronic recycling services. Repurposing electronics is another way to recycle unwanted but still functioning components such as computer hard drives and laptop monitors.
Manufacturers such as Samsung provide several options for customers to dispose of unwanted and broken electronics. The Mail Back Program allows Samsung product owners to package and ship old electronics of up to 50 pounds to one of their recycling partners through the postal service.
A computer can fail without all of its components losing functionality. A hard drive from a failing computer can be removed and placed in a special enclosure to create an external hard drive.