We took a lot of our really old stuff (386 Eduquests with no hard drives,
donated equipment that didn't work, etc.) to Computers Plus (formerly VEES) in
Williston. They use what they can, recycle parts, etc. They charge a fee,
but gave us a decent deal for a truck load of 'stuff.' Also, Chittenden Solid
Waste was running a trial program this summer -- we had a letter about it
here, but had already sent our stuff out. They were charging $5 a unit to
properly dispose of them. There's another similar program elsewhere in Vermont
-- seems like it was in the Northern part of the state? Don't know if they
charge there, too.
Joanne Finnegan, Technology Coordinator
Jericho/Richmond Elementary Schools, Vermont
Robert gervais wrote:
> Does anyone know of a good solution (or any solution) for getting "rid of"
> older computers and equipment? I've got dozens of Macs -the Classic, SE,
> Plus varieties-, several scsi HD's between 20 and 80 mg, and quite a few
> Imagewriter printers. The equipment seems to be in good condition, but is
> just not suitable for school use anymore! I've been told that the
> dumpster solution is not environmentally or politically safe.
> Any suggestions would be more than welcome!
> Rob Gervais
> Technology Coordinator
> Enosburg Schools