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What to do with old useless equipment?

By Aldanatech ·
Corporations, schools, and other organizations can have a great demand for computers and other equipment. If any of that equipment fails we can usually fix it or salvage it for the company. Other times we might salvage that equipment for non-profit organizations or developing countries. The same usually applies to old equipment that works as well. But what about non-salvageable equipment such useless motherboards or monitors, burned RAM chips or power supplies? What is the best way to deal with all that useless equipment? I heard countless cases of people that rooms full of old and useless equipment just sitting there.

Some suggest that we should just throw it away and be done with it. Others believe that because of environmental issues, there should be a proper way to safely dispose all that stuff. What do you think?

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Links to electronics recycling nationwide

by robkraft In reply to What to do with old usele ...

Here are a few links to find electronics recycling locations across the US:

http://www.electronicsrecycling.net
http://www.nsc.org/ehc/epr2/cntctlst.htm

Recycling in the Kansas City Metro (where I live):
http://helping.robkraft.org/recycle.htm

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Here is a Free Recycling Program.

by michael.n.jones In reply to Links to electronics recy ...
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by steve@work In reply to What to do with old usele ...

Homeowners are not allowed to dispose of their CRT's to the trash, at least not in California. The US EPA and several states have already passed legislation or regulation prohibiting CRT disposal, not only by business, but residential sources as well. I know California has passed disposla restrictions for CRT's and other electronic wastes.

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Here is a Free Recycling Program.

by michael.n.jones In reply to
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Wait a second, Michael, I didn't get that site..?

by Dr Dij In reply to Here is a Free Recycling ...

Perhaps if you repeated the site another 20 times I'll be able to get it?

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One solution

by Montgomery Gator In reply to

However, I would not recommend this, since it is not very ethical, probably illegal, and someone might catch you doing it, but you could put it in someone else's dumpster in the middle of the night. ;-)

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Use a Recycler

by jpbergeron In reply to What to do with old usele ...

There are many recycler's that will pick up your non functioning equipment in bulk for almost nothing. We tend to use a computer recycler. Make sure you check credentials to ensure that they are disposing of broken equipment properly. You don't want your assets ending up on the 5 oclock news.

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Here is a Free Recycling Program.

by michael.n.jones In reply to Use a Recycler
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We can help you safely dispose your old equipment....

by uscguy539 In reply to What to do with old usele ...

If you're in the Southern California area, my company, IoVega, can help you out. We reuse, resell, and recycle old computer equipment from local businesses, schools and recycling centers that can't properly dispose of them. We also work with non-profit organizations in a joint effort to convert surplus equipment into working capital for charities.
If you have any questions, you can contact us at 714-558-7993 or email: zcohen@iovega.com. Let's keep our earth nice and clean for future tech nerds to enjoy.

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