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Old 02-06-2008, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been cleaning out the garage, and I've got a very old (looks like Windows 3.1 design originally) rusted, stripped down tower, and two old 15" CRT monitors that don't work. :sigh:

Does anyone know how these should be recycled or disposed of?
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You live in Oregeon?

FreeGeek, a charitable organization that builds and teaches people to build PCs using donated parts, is in Portland.

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Edit: such a cool project. I wish something like that would come to my area.
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That's interesting. I've never heard of them before. I'm just an hour away from Portland, so I could check it out sometime. But I see there's a $10 monitor fee. Believe me, these monitors don't work! I know regular garbage pickup doesn't like to take things like that -- toxic and all that. They need to be properly disposed of.

Any other ideas?

(The case I'll probably just recycle as scrap metal, that's all that's left of it. :freak: )
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I don't know what your area is like. Here, people who live in the country don't have trash pickup, so they go to the dump. Here...you could just take it to a dump and throw it out. No one watches...people bring truckloads of stuff all the time.
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I'm in the country too actually. We do have garbage pickup, but big stuff is usually best hauled into the dumb -- which I could do, it's just our local dump way overcharges for anything that's not sheet metal.

Maybe I'll just give them a call and see if they have any other options.
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I think they are only intrested in working items but it's about time I posted this link.

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