Last year, Apple offered to take old computers off our hands, for free,
and not just theirs, anyones. They were pretty picky about how it was
palletized, but they ended up picking up I think 8 pallets of old stuff.
If Apple doesn't repeat that offer this spring, we usually have a spring
cleanout where we tell everyone in the SU to send their junk to us here at
the high school, and we load up a truck and take it to Gardner, Ma, where
there's a recycler who takes it for something like 10 cents a pound. We
save enough over the local recycling center's fees to justify the trip.
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>I have used PRC for several years for ink cartridges and junk pick up.
>They are great to work with and do not charge for picking up old computer
>equipment. I also use the Green School Project for recycling ink
>cartridges and cell phones, [ http://www.greenschoolproject.com
>]http://www.greenschoolproject.com. They pay a small amount for what you
>District Technology Coordinator
>On Dec 27, 2007, at 3:36 PM, Robert Gervais wrote:
>I know this has question has bounced around before with various
>responses, but I'm wondering how people are taking care of outdated
>Computers and monitors tops the list, but now our schools are being told
>they can't trash old phones, vcr/dvd players, printers, keyboards, mice,
>and the list goes on. If it's electronic -in any way- our trash haulers
>are refusing it.
>Is this the case in other districts?
>If so, what are the options? The Northwest Solid Waste District will
>take dropoffs only, but charges between $1-$15 for each item.
>Any suggestions appreciated!
>Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
>Enosburg, VT 05450