Putting Your Server Out to Pasture
Article on what to do with obsolete servers and the importance of choosing a reputable computer recycling company includes a quote from PC Disposal president.
There comes a time when a servers must be disposed of. The question then becomes what should be done with it? In most cases, it is less expensive and more efficient to leave the disposal and repurposing to a third party. Sneaking off to the local landfill and quietly dumping them will likely come back to haunt you, however. This could eventually bring unwanted attention from the EPA, not to mention substantial fines and nasty press. "Most people delay the disposal process until the server has absolutely no value," said Kory Bostwick, principle of PCdisposal.com based in Lenexa, Kan. The firm disposes of up to 20,000 units each month, including personal computers, servers, monitors, printers, and telecom equipment. Almost 10 percent of his business is server disposal. "The sooner you get rid of it, the more value you can recapture," Bostwick said.