We take computers to CSWD and pay by the pound. They then ship them off
to Massachusetts where they are broken down and recycled in a proper
manner, and, I'm told they use anything good for charitable
organizations. So, even though we are paying for disposal, we know they
are being disposed of properly. I would guess they end up at the same
place in MA that Eric sent his to.
I can't remember how much per pound, but it was reasonable and cheaper
than paying by the piece. We did have to make an appointment to drop
Joanne Finnegan, Technology Coordinator
Richmond and Jericho Elementary Schools
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Our schools have faced a substantial disposal problem over the past
years, and my biggest concern has been WHERE DOES IT GO? I have always
concerned about where the materials end up and whether they are
disposed of, particularly in light of AP reports a few years ago about
disposal of our toxic electronic waste in third world locations.......
guess the major concern is with CRTs, which (I believe) can no longer
legally put in landfills.
Last year I found an outfit in Gardner MA called Electronicycle
(www.elctronicycle.com) that specializes in environmentally friendly
recycling and remanufacturing of electronic waste (specifically CRTs).
is where the VT state surplus depot takes their dead stuff. The issue
to get it there! The state depot folks were kind enough to let me
ride" and pay them for shipping by weight - it ended up being $5-7$
monitor, but at least I had the satisfaction of knowing where the stuff
I once again have a substantial pile of monitors for disposal - would
worth pooling resources between schools and finding a way to fill our
P.S. If anyone knows of an organization that would use Mac
LC2/Performas<33Mhz, let me know: I've got dozens!
> We have the Solid Waste District drop off bins here at our school,
> are allowed to fill. We had also looked into ReCycle North out of
> Burlington earlier on this year, and if I'm not mistaken they said
> would take any amount of computers for free, and charge somewhere
> $5 - $10 per monitor. I also believe that there was no charge to
> get it. That information is only from memory, but I'm pretty sure
> what they said.
> Joe Lemaire
> IT Technician
> St. Albans Town Educational Center
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