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colm
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local recycle

Post by colm » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:01 pm

For the first time ever...

I took my 1999 monitor to a recycle, finally catching the ever elusive schedule to drop it off.

I would hope other locales had these gatherings more often than mine. I also turned in a 1983 RCA TV...

:wink:

It hung around for so long, I forgot it could be disposed of. A couple of years just sitting around in the way..
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Post by psyopper » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:03 pm

In Portland we have Free Geek - a technology reuse/recycling center...

www.freegeek.org

The mission is really cool - it's a 501c3 run by volunteers to help reuse and recycle electronics and computer parts. After something like 40 hours of volunteer work they get to keep a machine they rebuild and can do this once every year they are there. I was just down there the other day and spotted a bunch of reasonably modern 775 and AM2 systems available as part of this program.

They also take televisions, VCR's, ect as part of their recycling program.

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Post by Shamgar » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:44 am

Towards Zero Waste WA - Electronic Waste promotes e-cycling in my locality. It's wise to take unwanted electronics to specialist recyclers who know how to dispose of it properly as opposed to dumping it on the kerbside for the local council/shire/town's junk collection where it will often end up in landfill anyway.

Hate to see e-waste end up in normal landfill, or worse still, shipped over to the underdeveloped/developing world.
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Post by theycallmebruce » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:49 pm

Looks like a great resource, thanks for that one Shamgar!
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