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Topic # 95438 4-Jan-2012 12:06
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A school I'm working at is retiring all remaining CRT screens in its computer suite because replacement LCDs are low cost and don't automatically double as heaters (undesirable in the summer).

All 15+ of them work fine, but attempts to sell my own CRT hanging around the house on Trademe have been unsuccessful even at a $1 reserve.

Sending them to a recycler will see them likely stored outside then stripped for metals, which seems a waste of working equipment, so what else can I do with them - any ideas?

Any suggestions appreciated.

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  Reply # 564295 4-Jan-2012 12:10
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  Reply # 564297 4-Jan-2012 12:12
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Yikes. Sitting in a microwave might be safer!

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  Reply # 564299 4-Jan-2012 12:16
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OMG thats awesome! I can only dream...

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If you seriously want to get rid of them after that pic .. donate them to a church or Salvo's. Im equally sure if you offer them for free on Trademe they will go pretty quick.

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  Reply # 564312 4-Jan-2012 12:44
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Most organizations wont touch CRT based products now.... try giving the local Red Cross/Salvation Army store a fully working, as new widescreen CRT TV... they wont even look at it. (And thats for free)




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  Reply # 564314 4-Jan-2012 12:48
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I think you can do the responsible thing - recycle it correctly, considering as people have said, CRT monitors are no longer wanted, even if they are given away for free.

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  Reply # 564316 4-Jan-2012 12:52
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Have found salvation army are difficult with lots of things these days

Locally we have Restore in Dunedin which is more open to finding homes for unwanted goods as they often give them away to people in need.


Also Freecycle.org is where i got rid of my last crt monitor


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  Reply # 564326 4-Jan-2012 13:17
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I haven't been able to give them away for years now. Recycle is the only option.




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  Reply # 564342 4-Jan-2012 14:15
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xpd: Most organizations wont touch CRT based products now.... try giving the local Red Cross/Salvation Army store a fully working, as new widescreen CRT TV... they wont even look at it. (And thats for free)


Rest homes always need tvs and they aren't picky. Old people don't really care whether a screen is lcd or CRT
I kmow people that have just stuck their old CRTs in their bin. Really here needs to be a free place to send them to, as many people will not pay to dispose of them. Perhaps a levy on all new tvs to pay for it. NZ is a bit behind the times when it comes to recycling.

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  Reply # 564353 4-Jan-2012 14:48
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Give them away, same thing happen with me when I use to work for the local school here, 42 pcs replaced with newer ones principle told caretaker to take them to the dump, she was a bit thick, she didn't care what we did with them so I and the caretaker kept half each he took home 20 and stored them in his garage why I dont know cause he didn't even know how to turn on a pc but he was a bit of a hoarder and I took home 22 sold some on TM and gave some away, used the rest for spare parts.

Work and Income do the same every 3-4 yrs they replace their computers and where do the old ones go? To the dump, what a waste okay maybe get rid of the hdds but the rest could be donated to charity or schools or sold cheap on TM. :)




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  Reply # 564361 4-Jan-2012 15:03
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CRTs are all but useless these days, so try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5orss3fAEU

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  Reply # 564362 4-Jan-2012 15:05
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Depending on where you are, Auckland has a couple of free e-waste collection places:

http://www.computerrecycling.co.nz/

http://www.e-cycle.co.nz/




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  Reply # 564363 4-Jan-2012 15:07
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Yes my backup option is to drop them off at Computer Recyclying Ltd's Penrose warehouse. I'll first try to list the lot on trademe as a $1 buynow (without collecting the $1).

I always hate trashing (or sending for disassembly/recycling) functioning equipment, I personally prefer to see it re-used.

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  Reply # 564365 4-Jan-2012 15:08
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

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  Reply # 564368 4-Jan-2012 15:14
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SepticSceptic: Depending on where you are, Auckland has a couple of free e-waste collection places:

http://www.computerrecycling.co.nz/

http://www.e-cycle.co.nz/


Interesting ... one of these organisations does not like the other.

I'm reading this: http://www.e-cycle.co.nz/why-we-charge/

Not sure how much of that is genuine. Both claim they recycle and that it's environmentally friendly.

Thoughts?

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