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By rboyer ·
Just a question for the brainiacs out there. I am faced with a evergrowing pile of used computers. There are almost all obsolete. I have many CRT monitors and P II or III processors. The computers aren't worth a whole lot, but I don't want to throw it out if it is still woring. The property people till I can only get rid of it during a surplus sale, but we only have one every 2 years.
What are other organizations doing to get rid or surplus equipment? Does anyone have a policy they would be willing to share?

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by Tink! In reply to end of life

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/recycle/ecycling/donate.htm

The above link is the EPA's information page about how to Donate/Recycle your old computer equipment. It should be helpful to you.

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by statykserver In reply to end of life

Give it to the salvation army

Find a location near you
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn.nsf

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by jc2it In reply to end of life

In Portland we have an organization called Free Geek that recycles used computers.
http://www.freegeek.org/

Many companies give them to thier employees.

Donate them to charity. (Salvation Army, St Vincent DePaul, ARC, etc...)

Many Charities do not accept monitors, but charge to take them.

Set up a thin client network. I use this for replacing our older green screen terminals.
http://www.2x.com/pxes/

Before you give them away wipe the harddrives, because you don't know what corporate secrets are located on them.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to end of life

If you have this stuff from a business then it is mostly sold all at Auction. If it's your own personal gear you can always sell the working bits on E Bay you'll be surprised at what some people will pay for P3 CPU and the like.

The other suggestions are all good pay particular attention to the requirements on recycling used computer equipment as there are laws coming/or currently in place that is going to prevent this from ending up as Landfill because of the potential pollution problems.

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by OTL In reply to end of life

My company "donates" to Public libraries or other worthwhile (taxexempt)organizations excess equipment. The non-working pieces go to tech training facilities to attempt repair and be donated, re-used, or recycled. But you need to change corporate policy to enable you to accomplish this.

Other companies require it to be shipped to a central point and then it is disposed through their EPA approved recyclier.

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