Instead of throwing your old computer through a window after it has booted up for its final time, hopefully you are aware that there are better places than others to put your old computer when it is laid to rest. While you may have the strange desire to jump up and down on it, which will now be easier as your wallet is suddenly lighter from buying a new one, trashing your computer isn’t very eco friendly.
You not only can help the planet, but some recyclers will even pay you for it. Generally these recyclers are paying you by the weight, so you more than likely won’t get enough to cover the gas it took to drive you there in the first place, but you can still be happy it will be disposed of properly.
Here is a great site where you can find E-Waste Reycylers and places to donate old electronics in the Bay Area.