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Old 01-24-2007, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you do it?

Scouring (not sure if thats spelt right) the net and can only find mass recycling for computers.

I've got a few old ram parts, gfx card, tv card, stuff like that which is 5 years + old. No point in keeping them, nor selling them.

What should I do? Take them up the tip? Send them to specialists?



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Old 01-24-2007, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could make an old system with the parts, or sell them, or give them to a friend.

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Old 01-25-2007, 05:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by talldude123
You could make an old system with the parts, or sell them, or give them to a friend.
but what if the person he sells them too wishes to then get rid, it'll continue the cycle! there are not many places that seem to do it. Which is a shame id love a nice computer parts recycling plant nearby iv got enough crud lying around especially if they pay you for your troubles
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by talldude123
or give them to a friend.
thats how I ended up with them *sigh* now i just need to get rid of them. i haven't got a processor, mobo or case, so it would be pretty pointless making a system.

i may just plant them somewhere around school for the techies to find and dispose of.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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London in UK (well just outside)
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Only recycling programs I have seen lately involve the purchase of a new PC and the company will allow you to send back an old PC or PC parts (Dell I believe)..
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeh I read up on that to. But would I ever go to Dell? No :P I build my own PCs, its just easier to know what you have inside etc.

Nevermind eh, i'll keep searching.
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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See if this is any use you to you:

1. CAd dot Services
All PC's have their data securely erased and are either sold on as whole machines or dissasembled and the seperate parts reused/donated/sold on. We do get requests from Charities and non profits for machines but not all the time, most of the machines are sold on to low income families / students for an extremely low cost route into the world of IT.

We accept - Working Equipment that can be recycled:
Audio / Visual, Blackberry, Bluetooth, Desktop PC Systems, Digital Cameras, External Devices, Individual Components, Ibooks, Imacs, Mobile Phones, Laptops, Leads, CRT, LCD & TFT Monitors, Operating System Discs & COA's, PDA's, Plasma Screens, Printers, USB Devices, Scanners, Routers / Switches / Hubs, Speakers, Speaker Systems, Shredders, Wireless Devices
Minimum specs for PCs are 500Mhz+

We collect - The minimum amount of units for collection are five but single machines can be dropped of at the shop in Catford, SE6. We collect the items for free from the whole of London and the home counties.

Contact us
Colin Adley, 151 Ardgowan Road, Catford, London, SE6 1UZ.
0208 355 6307

2. Community Technology (Comm-Tech)
Registered charity providing educational and IT services to local organisations, promoting access to technology and developing open source solutions. Working equipment is redistributed to the community at low cost, all unused parts are recycled or disposed of in compliance with WEEE and ROHS Directives.

We accept - computer equipment, please contact us directly for further information.

We collect - any quantity for a minimum charge of £30 for businesses and £20 for individuals and charities. Collection within the Greater London area.

Contact us
205 Amesbury Avenue SW2 3BJ
020 8671 5555

3. Computer Aid International
We are a registered chairty aiming to increase the number of refurbished computers being reused overseas and increase the number of UK organisations donating their used IT equipment for reuse overseas. We identify and work with those organisations in recipient countries able to derive maximum value from refurbished computers and provide training and work experience in computer repair to people from socially excluded communities in our workshops in the UK.

We accept - any Pentium 3 or above machines and any related peripheral equipment. Importantly we also need mice, keyboards, modems, cables and power leads, memory and other peripheral parts. We also accept laser cartridges, inkjet cartridges and mobile phones. We sometimes accept printers and networking equipment, please contact us for more information.

We collect - Nationwide. Large amounts from businesses, householders can either post equipment or drop it off to us.

Contact us
Computer Aid International, 433 Holloway Road, London, N7 6LJ
0207 281 0091

4. Computers for Charities - click for details

5. Digital Links International
Digital Links is a not-for-profit organisation working to transform lives through technology. We work with professional refurbishment companies and thereby ensure that donors receive a high-quality service and that all current and upcoming legislation is strictly adhered to. We take on legal responsibility for items upon collection and have a 0% landfill policy. We have a strong focus on education and ensure that every computer we ship is fully supported with training and software.

We can provide feedback on the destination of computers and assistance with internal and external PR surrounding your donation.

We accept: PIII base units, 15-17" monitors and laser printers - these are the items that can be reused in developing countries, but we can also collect all other equipment for you as well, to ensure maximum ease and simplicity.

We collect: from anywhere in the UK. We need a minimum of 25 items (an item is a base unit or a monitor).

Contact us:
Digital Links International,
3rd Floor, Downstream Building, 1 London Bridge,
London, SE1 9BG
0207 785 6261

6. Ecochip UK CIC
We donate to charities by reprocessing disused IT equipment whilst preventing wasteful and toxic disposal to landfill. We provide refurbished equipment at low cost to the disadvantaged (e.g. disabled or aged) and to lower income organisations or individuals and export to poorer countries. Ecochip UK CIC is a signatory of London Remade and uses recycled products only in its own operation and operates paperless wherever possible. All equipment received is either refurbished or broken down into raw materials.

We accept - all computer related equipment of any age whether broken or working including servers, PC's, macs, printers, fax machines, network infrastructure and telephony (including mobile telephony). There is no minimum quantity and we serve both housholders and businesses. Broken monitors are accepted but charges are much higher due to increased reprocessing costs of toxic waste. Additional services include guaranteed data destruction.

We collect - computer equipment within Greater London, Manchester (domestic collections only). There is sometimes a minimal charge to businesses and households outside a 5 mile radius simply to recover transportation costs or breaking down into raw materials where necessary. Any charges depend upon recyclable value.
There is rarely a charge for collection at households within easy reach of our drop off points of for drop offs at our recycling centres.

Contact us
Unit 10, Burmarsh Workshops, London NW5 3JA
020 7385 7182 (Hammersmith and Camden)
07739 853550

7. ELUSE (Express Link-Up Social Enterprise Unit Ltd) - click for details

8. Eserve IT Ltd
We are a company recycling redundant computer equipment and guarantee you will meet your legal obligations and achieve the maximum return for your redundant computer equipment. We have been approved by Microsoft as a quality refurbisher and have joined the Microsoft refurbisher programme. Now in our 5th year of computer recycling.

We accept - various computer equipment, contact us for more information.

We collect - large quantities from businesses, however householders can drop equipment off.

Contact us
Ivy lodge Farm, Shepherds Hill, Harold Wood, Essex. RM3 0NR
0207 193 1925

9. GRP (ELECTRONIC) LTD - click for details

We are a social enterprise providing IT training to unemployed people. Equipment is distributed to charities, start-up businesses, etc.
Non reusable items are sent to an authorised specialist for processing.

We accept - all redundant IT equipment and some electronics, contact us for more details.

We collect - from anywhere in UK and have many drop off locations for residents and businesses. Contact us for more details.

Contact us
Unit A10, The Chocolate Factory, 5 Clarendon Road, London, N22 6XJ
0870 199 5010
11. MillRace IT Ltd - click for details

12. North London ITEC
As a member on the DTi national network list of computer re-cyclers, North London ITEC specialises in computer and other electronic equipment recycling as part of its PC support and maintenance training for the unemployed.

We accept - computer related equipment, please contact us for further information.

We collect - please contact us for information.

Contact us
North London ITeC, Hitech House, 193 The Broadway, London, NW9 7DD
0208 457 4848 / 0208 202 4646

13. PC A AND E
The equipment is first cleared of all sensitive data. Any items that can be reused are. All items are then used to benefit low income families and charities that we support. All items that cannot be reused are recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.

We accept - Any IT equipment, working or not - contact us if you are unsure.

We collect - We collect from South London and the Home Counties, from businesses and private households. We have no minimum quantity for collection, but small items must be boxed.

Contact us
PC A and E
49 Shirley Road, Croydon, Surrey
020 3132 0312

14. OFFERS / Ex-IT
We are a social enterprise training and employing long term unemployed. All equipment is tested and items suitable for reuse are diverted from landfill (distribution to voluntary sector organisations, small start up businesses and disadvantaged members of community). All old and broken equipment including CRT monitors are recycled in full compliance with EU WEEE regulations. We are a member of Furniture Reuse Network (FRN), REALISE IT NETWORK, and London Community Recycling Network (LCRN).

We accept - all computer and telecommunication equipment broken or working including broken monitors and photocopiers. OFFERS / Ex-IT operates the first CRT monitor recycling facility in London in partnership with London Borough of Southwark.

We collect - all redundant ICT waste and offer a data removal service with specialist software for Greater London, specifically south east and central London.

Contact us
7-9 Brandon Street, Southwark, London, SE17 1NA
0207 703 5222

15. REALISE IT Network
We are a regeneration partnership offering environmentally responsible disposal, where equipment is reused where possible. Additional services include IT support services, low cost equipment, and free computers to people with disabilities.

We accept - all computer equipment, any quantity. Contact us for further details.

We collect - in central London, or equipment can be dropped off. Contact us for further details.

Contact us
234 - 244 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SP
020 7926 6217

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Old 01-28-2007, 01:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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you could just gather a few more parts to get it all running (dont have to have a case, your choice) and experiment with Linux


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