Laptops are one of the great items that you can look for for scrapping. While most scrap yards do not accept monitors, many yards that take electronics will take the laptop screens as long as they are attached to the laptops themselves.
Scrapping Laptop Screens & Other Computer Parts
The laptop screens are not CRTs (Cathode Ray Tubes) and do not have many of the harmful gases and lead dust elements as some of the older monitors. They do have to be treated correctly, so make sure that your local scrap yard knows how to handle them correctly.
Laptop Parts Are More Expensive…
Now laptop parts are much more expensive then normal computer tower parts, and because of that you are doing to want to look around to see if you can resell many laptop parts instead of just scrapping them. From the hard drives to the power supplies, all of the components have to be made not only smaller, but also just as efficient so that the brand laptop continues to accrue customer loyalty and good business going forward.
You will be able to find more and more laptops in the coming years due to not only their rise in popularity, but also because of drastic price drop that we have seen in recent years. Many consumers are ditching the bulkier and bigger desktop computers and buying laptops. So also keep an eye out for desktops that may be being replaced and scrapped for their e-scrap value.