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Topic # 17123 13-Nov-2007 15:10
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I have a bunch of old Computers and Monitors I need to dispose of in clean and green manner

I dont want to pay any money (otherwise I would take them to local tip and let them sort it)

I know Dell/HP have run recylcing days in the past, but I have not got space to store these things untill the next one comes up

Anyone got any suggestions

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  Reply # 95033 13-Nov-2007 16:19
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I'd like to know this too.  I have so much computer junk lying about both at home and work that i'd love to dispose of in a friendly way.

People really need to start sorting this electoronic waste issue out, it's going to be come a bit problem. 

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  Reply # 95035 13-Nov-2007 16:40
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camo786:

I dont want to pay any money (otherwise I would take them to local tip and let them sort it)

I know Dell/HP have run recylcing days in the past, but I have not got space to store these things untill the next one comes up

Anyone got any suggestions



  Leave it in the back of your station wagon, with the back door open.   It will soon dissapear :)   

  regards, 
               Bruce.  


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 95040 13-Nov-2007 17:19
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camo786: I have a bunch of old Computers and Monitors I need to dispose of in clean and green manner

I dont want to pay any money (otherwise I would take them to local tip and let them sort it)

I know Dell/HP have run recylcing days in the past, but I have not got space to store these things untill the next one comes up

Anyone got any suggestions


I know what you mean about the computer waste, its expecially important to dispose of electronics carefully as they don't only just add to the landfill but they also poison the land. pretty much all electronics contain lead, cadmium, and mercury.

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  Reply # 95066 13-Nov-2007 21:07
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In Christchurch I've taken old computers etc to

http://www.molten.org.nz/home.html


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  Reply # 95067 13-Nov-2007 21:14
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brucie44: Leave it in the back of your station wagon, with the back door open. It will soon dissapear :)

regards,
Bruce.


This is actually a good idea. If you make it look like its valuable, people will steal it.

Problem solved.









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  Reply # 95097 14-Nov-2007 07:25
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I thought I was missing something, not knowing where to take this stuff

The marketing bod's need a rev up

Surely some how there is a way to make a profit from recycling computers


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  Reply # 95105 14-Nov-2007 09:19
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a call to your local council might be helpful... it might also be a torture of hold music, depends on your council.

also, there's some computer recyclers here:
http://www.finda.co.nz/business/c/computer-recycling/

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  Reply # 95109 14-Nov-2007 09:57
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camo786:The marketing bod's need a rev up


Surely some how there is a way to make a profit from recycling computers



The old way of making a profit was to use prison labour or send to China.

The new way is to design the product to be recyclable.

With your old crap you either have to pay to get rid of it or wait for someone seeking the publicity you get from appearing "Green".

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