Turn Your Old Electronics Into Something New!

Some fun ideas for what to do with your old electronics!

May 29, 2023

If you have old electronics that are gathering dust you have a few different options! They can be resold, repurposed, or recycled. Some are valuable and others will want to use them. Some have parts that can revive someone else's old device. Others have valuable materials that can be extracted and used to build another device.

Gather Your Old Electronics

The first step in recycling old electronics is to gather all the devices you no longer need. This includes old smartphones, laptops, tablets, and any other electronics you may have lying around.

Identify the Parts That Can Be Reused

Once you have gathered your old electronics, identify the parts that can be reused. This may include screens, speakers, batteries, and other components that are still functional.

Choose a Project

After identifying the parts that can be reused, choose a project that will utilize those parts. There are many different projects you can choose from, such as creating a solar-powered phone charger, building a digital picture frame, or even turning an old laptop into a home security system.

Gather Additional Materials

Depending on the project you choose, you may need additional materials such as wires, connectors, or other electronic components. Make a list of the materials you need and purchase them from your local electronics store or online.

Follow Tutorials and Guides

There are many online tutorials and guides that can help you recycle old electronics and turn them into something new. These guides will provide step-by-step instructions on how to disassemble your old electronics, identify the parts that can be reused, and put them together to create a new project.

Practice Safety Precautions

When working with electronics, it's essential to practice safety precautions. Make sure to wear protective gear such as gloves and safety glasses, and work in a well-ventilated area to prevent inhaling harmful chemicals.


If you don't have a project consider selling your device online for parts, or recycle it. If you need assistance with recycling give us a call or stop by Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

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