We have been using PRC Tech, the ink cartridge people, for many
years. Last year they instituted a whole whopping fee of $25
regardless of the size of the pick up.
But, I have been informed that the company has been sold and this
year's pick up is in question as no decisions have been made.
I have a basement full.
At 02:26 PM 3/29/2010, you wrote:
>That's right, Bob. I think you posted this information about the Apple
>pickup before - and I promptly forgot about it.
>Also, after reading the bill and talking to VPIRG, it appears that it will
>be at least a year before all the pieces are in place to get this going.
>And, though I jokingly said I wished I had known about it earlier, I
>wasn't, in fact, willing to wait even until the summer for Apple's free
>pickup to get rid of our junk. We were at a point where we couldn't get
>from one side of our storage room to the other because of all the dead and
>dying computers; I wanted it gone right away.
>Aside from its usefulness to schools, however, this bill could be a boon
>to the environment, because, as we all know, despite the laws, a hell of a
>lot of this crap is ending up in landfills - or, worse, sides of roads at
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: School Information Technology Discussion
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bob Wickberg
> > Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 2:16 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: Whoo-ee - free recycling!
> > Apple has done a summer roundup for free for three years
> > running now, so as far as I'm concerned, we're already there.
> > They take anyone's stuff, not just Apple hardware. They
> > promise they'll destroy hard drives, so your info doesn't end
> > up in places you'd rather it not, which is nice. I haven't
> > taken their word for that on any machines that had
> > administrative data on them so far, but I haven't bothered to
> > wipe the hard drives on old student machines, whiich saves me
> > a lot of time and hassle.
> > Bob Wickberg
> > Technology Coordinator
> > Brattleboro Union High School District # 6
> > 802-451-3418
> > School Information Technology Discussion
> > <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> > >This from VPIRG:
> > >
> > >"This week, the Vermont House of Representatives approved a broadly
> > >supported bill that would provide free recycling of e-waste to
> > >residents, small businesses, charities and schools in
> > Vermont. The bill
> > >is now headed to the Governor's desk, where it's expected to
> > be signed into law."
> > >
> > >Wish I had known about this a month ago when I spent $650 to get a
> > >bunch of stuff recycled. Of course, I don't know when this law goes
> > >into effect; it might be in 10 years. :-)
> > >
> > >-Vince
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