We used to have to budget several hundred dollars each year to have literally tons of old stuff recycled.  Since joining PRC Technologies' program, however, we just collect everything in one place, and they come by a couple of times a year and haul it away for us.  It's a great benefit.

Tommy Walz
Technology Coordinator
Barre Supervisory Union

>>> MaryAnn Bennett <[log in to unmask]> 12/28/2007 4:25 PM >>>
Hi folks,

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,  
They pay a small amount for what you send in.

MaryAnn Bennett
District Technology Coordinator
Windsor, VT

On Dec 27, 2007, at 3:36 PM, Robert Gervais wrote:

> Hey all,
> I know this has question has bounced around before with various  
> responses, but I'm wondering how people are taking care of outdated  
> equipment?
> 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!
> thanks,
> Rob Gervais
> Technology Coordinator
> Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
> Enosburg, VT 05450
> 802-933-2171 x33