Computer recycling used to be very difficult. But with major retailers like Best Buy and Staples and manufacturers like Apple and Dell making it easy, it's a cinch to keep e-waste out of landfills. If you're concerned about your personal information getting stolen, take the step to wipe clean your old system before recycling it. There are free programs that you can download online that overwrite your files with snonsense data." Find these programs by searching the web for "hard drive scrubbing software."