Originally Posted by afdish
You are so right Betty! I've taken apart 3 ring binders they were chucking, and got really heavy tag board from them, along with some panels of Pleather. I also take apart computer harddrives that have been degaussed (completely wiped clean of data) and were being chucked. I get all sorts of neat pieces from them. The best is the aluminum rings that are used as spacers on the spindle to separate the disk platters. I used them to make a garland for our Christmas tree, by linking them with jump rings.
Wow! I'm so computer illiterate that I wouldn't have even thought of looking for things inside the throw-away's. We did this with a bunch of old Apples before I retired. Wish I could go back in time.