"Competent, accessible, efficient, and all around nice people. They are readily available whenever we call and always provide us with the highest quality work."
"They were not only efficient but also prompt in completing service and help. They were available for and helpful in answering any follow-up questions related to the work done. They are an excellent resource for a wide variety of computer services and they're friendly to boot!"


Most computer repair companies appear to look the other way. Ask them what their environmental policy is and they may tell you that they advocate recycling, but do they actively facilitate it? At Green Wire we understand the dire importance of recycling and finding other non-traditional methods of dealing with our nations e-waste. Our strategy involves a 5-point system to ensure that you get the most use out of your computer and if necessary, we'l help you recycle your computer or dispose of it in an eco-friendly manner. Just remember our our little anagram: V.A.L.U.E.

  1. Value: We will provide a better cost of service so that you have more incentive to repair and keep your current computer, as opposed to buying a new one.
  2. Advice: We will teach you how to get the most out of what you have. Often times, all you need is a little know-how to keep your computer running like new!
  3. Local: Green Wire technicans never have far to go to provide you with service and they almost always solve your problems in one trip. Shorter and fewer trips means less fuel use and less nasty emissons.
  4. Upgrades: We will help you choose the right upgrade to suit your needs. Most computers will run like new with the addition of one or two new parts!
  5. E-cycling: If your old computer is at the end of it's life or if you're just ready for a new one, we will take your old computer, remove any personally identifying information and recycle it for you. You don't have to do anything!
As recent as 20 years ago, computers were an after thought in most people's minds. They were good for academic work and business applications, but the average person never dreamed that they would become such an important cornerstone of our everyday life. Fast forward to 2008 and computers are in almost everything we do. There are even toasters with computers in them! Using computers has become second nature to most people. Whether it's the computer on your desk that you send email from or the computer in your car that tells it how fast to go (when you press the gas peddle), nearly everyone uses a computer of some sort!

At Green Wire, we began to see a problem developing with so many computers & electronic devices popping up: What do you do with them when you're done using them? The sad fact is that most people throw them away. One comprehensive study conducted by the U.S. EPA (the Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that only 15-20% of electronics at the end of their useful life acutally get recycled. In 2005 alone, a staggering estimate of 347 million devices reached the end of their useful life. By the EPA's own estimate, nearly 295 million (!!!) devices at the end of their life did not get recycled. It is important to note that some of these devices may have ended up in people's basement or attic. Some of them may have been passed on to other people who might be able to use them. But the fact remains that a good number of those ended up in land fills.

What many people don't realize is that these discarded devices exact a much worse toll on our environment than just taking up landfill space. Many of them are manufactured using highly toxic materials such as lead and mercury. If they are left to sit in a land fill, these elements can leech out into the topsoil and in a worst case scenario, into our ground water and streams.

The friendly staff and technicians of Green Wire Computer Service are standing by to help you with your computer problem. By choosing us, you are helping do your part to deal with our growing e-waste problem!



†, ‡: Logue, Ann C. (2007, September/October). E-Scrap Collection Strategies. Scrap, 53-60
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