Dory Devlin from Yahoo Tech posted with some information on the second life of unwanted gadgets. I found this very interesting because I am in the middle of preparing my current computer to pass on to my oldest son. And to further this "recycling trend", my new computer happens to be a re-furbished HP laptop from their business line. And to make things even more fun, we passed a really old keyboard to my son as a science experiment. He carefully took apart the keyboard and put on a show for his twin preschooler brothers on how a keyboard works.
I searched online for computer recycling centers and found a link to the green citizen that services San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Computer Recycling Center and a comprehensive post from BlogHer that discusses nonprofits and computer recycling.