I hate dumping stuff needlessly into landfills. I had an old PC sitting in my basement for two years because I didn’t want to get rid of it.
I recently discovered that Staples has an electronics recycling program that allows you to bring in old PCs and for $10, they will dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way. For me, it was worth the money.
I just came across The Electronics Recycling Superguide on the PCMag website. They talk about Staples and BestBuy recycling programs. They also highlight some online trade-in programs that will give you gift cards for your old gear.