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    A cunning plan for disposal.

    AFAIK......

    If I take the MoBo, HDD and PSU out of the system cases it no longer contains items that come under the WEEE regulations. Therefore I should then be able to put the cases in the skip.

    The MoBos, HDDs and PSUs can then be put into a box and taken to the LA Household Recycling centre a few at a time.

    Any thoughts?

    Still working on what to do with the CRTs!!

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    Re: A cunning plan for disposal.

    lol

    by way you would be breaking law if you took your school stuff to household waste site and possable open your schoool up to be fined

    russ

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    Re: A cunning plan for disposal.

    But on the cases yup they are then just scrap metal as long as you remove the front panel leads and leds I suppose.

    Ben

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    Re: A cunning plan for disposal.

    I still think Ebay jot lots is better. 16 old RM Celeron 400 fetched £340.00 for me last week

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    Re: A cunning plan for disposal.

    Or you could join your local Freecycle group - its on Yahoo somewhere - people offer up stuff for free - and other people say "Yes please" - its great for getting rid of old stuff.

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    Re: A cunning plan for disposal.

    Or you give all your old crap away to your friendly dealer in 2nd hand computer antiquities (cheers Stu ).

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    Re: A cunning plan for disposal.

    You also need to factor in the fact that really the drives should be wiped to military standard to ensure 100% that you comply with Data Protection.

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    Re: A cunning plan for disposal.

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    by way you would be breaking law if you took your school stuff to household waste site and possable open your schoool up to be fined
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    This is NOT what our LA have said. They are MORE than happy for schools to take stuff to the amenities site, and have special arrangements for monitors and TVs in place. Your area may be different, but a quick phone call could save a lot of farting around!

    As for HDDs, I stick them in a pillar drill and put a 6mm hole through a controller chip, the circuit board and the platter. You would have to be very keen to recover from that!

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    Re: A cunning plan for disposal.

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    lol

    by way you would be breaking law if you took your school stuff to household waste site and possable open your schoool up to be fined

    russ
    Nope. I would "donate" these bits to myself. As a council taxpayer I`m entitled to to take reasonable amounts to the recycling site free of charge!

    As for wiping HDDs .......... lump hammer does the job reasonably effectively :P

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    Re: A cunning plan for disposal.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveT

    As for wiping HDDs .......... lump hammer does the job reasonably effectively :P
    Aye that would work

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    Re: A cunning plan for disposal.

    I find running over them with a bus works quite well

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    Re: A cunning plan for disposal.

    When we've only got a few bits we just take the lot to the recycling centre, and sandpaper off the school name and any markings left, just in case, thats mostly just CRTs though.

    Most of our old working PC's get donated somewhere or used by me for something, and I never throw away HD's. Im quite a keen recycler and dont let anyone throw much away at work

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    The local computer recycling place comes and takes my old computer gear away for free.

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    putting them in here could be an option


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    just had northwest electronics recycling centre in here they charge 40 pound for outside liverpool n will take asmuch as you have, they must have taken at least 20 crts and base units aswell as a couple of printers n an old ups for 40 pound you really cant complain,



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