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
> 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. :-)