Re-cycling computer keyboards

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Tuesday 3 June 2008 3.24pm

I have a new computer keyboard and wondered if there was any way that I could re-cycle my old one. It still works (though some of the keys are stiff) and it seems a shame to just throw it away. I wonder if there is an organisation that might be able to take it and refurbish it? Look forward to hearing any ideas
Wednesday 4 June 2008 9.30am
It is barely economic to recycle a computer let alone a keyboard that costs 10 new... by buying a new one you've consigned the old one to a life on the scrapheap!
Wednesday 4 June 2008 9.36am
Have a look at
which operates in Southwark.

Lambeth Council seem to work with this outfit:

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Wednesday 4 June 2008 1.34pm
Thank you James, your reply is very helpful.

I was given an upgraded keyboard at work and felt that with some refurbishment the old one could be found a good home.
Wednesday 4 June 2008 2.57pm
Shouldn't old keyboards be kept in a cupboard just in case you ever need them? I have 3 in my cupboard. You never know, one day I may need them. Possibly.
Monday 9 June 2008 12.18pm
Mac, have you considered Freecycle? There's a very active branch in Southwark. Someone recently advertised several computer monitors and key boards and they all had takers.
Monday 9 June 2008 1.53pm
Moriarty has a point - if you spill a drink on your new keyboard then at least you'll have something to use whilst it's drying out.

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