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General Chat Thread, Storage Space in General; We have very little storage space here at springwood, which is a total pain in the arse, especially when you ...
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    Storage Space

    We have very little storage space here at springwood, which is a total pain in the arse, especially when you have 100 CRTs to dispose of, but cant just throw them in the skips because of these new waste disposal laws.

    I was just wondering whats storage like for other people on these forums? Just want to get a general idea.

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    Re: Storage Space

    My office is a small room tucked away behind the school library, its no where near big enough.

    We have the same problem in that all our CRT'd and indeed older, bigger computers are on a 5 year lease, most of these computers have bitten the dust too, but we cant throw them away, so they just sit in the corner of my office.

    CRT's are definately the worst for taking up space. If you can, do what I've started doing, and ask different departments if you can use some of their spare storage space. Its not ideal, but there isnt much else in the way of effective ways to store CRT's.

    Thank god for TFT and LCD's

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    Re: Storage Space

    If we don't bolt stuff down the kids nick it. Handy when we need to dispose of stuff.

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    Re: Storage Space

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    If we don't bolt stuff down the kids nick it. Handy when we need to dispose of stuff.

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    Re: Storage Space

    We dont tend to keep a lot of stuff, we try and get rid to local primaries, students etc

    When we do have CRT's to store I just tend to hide them in different areas
    I put a lot in the sixth form computer room since no teacher moans about there because its such a mess already, and hopefully some will get nicked

    Also I put some in other suites that still have CRT's under the context of 'spares'

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    Re: Storage Space

    Quote Originally Posted by Samson
    My office is a small room tucked away behind the school library, its no where near big enough.
    Our office fits that description exactly!

    Maybe we are both working in the same office, but dont know about it because we cant see eachother due to the massive piles of old computer equipment. lol

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    Re: Storage Space

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    If we don't bolt stuff down the kids nick it. Handy when we need to dispose of stuff.
    The kids here not only nick the stuff, they nick the bolts too :|

    /pratchett

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    Re: Storage Space

    heheh

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    Re: Storage Space

    My office was once a store room... It is 8 ft long and 4 ft wide. That is all the storage space I have.

    If I try and store things elsewhere I get told off as it makes those areas 'messy' and if I store anything in my office I get told it is a mess. It is a lose-lose situation.

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    Re: Storage Space

    We got rid of about a dozen CRTs at the local tip - they have a special collection point - last Summer. However it had to be done 2 at a time. Basically if anyone was going there with their garden waste from home, they took a couple with them. Not practical for larger schools, I think. We've got another 8 to go once the gardening season restarts!

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    Re: Storage Space

    The WEEE regulations kick in on 1st July making it a lot easier for you to get rid of this stuff once its no longer required. Basically, it will be our (and other resellers, distributors etc) responsibility to dispose of these sort of items for you. Basically, whoever you buy the monitors, PCs etc from have to dispose of them for you if you want them to. Alternatively, there will be WEEE sections at a lot of tips around the country.

    More details here

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    Re: Storage Space

    Don't know how we got away with this but we skipped about 50 CRT monitors, 10 old printers, and god knows how many old PC's in August. Although the regulations are there, it doesn't seem anyone's actually checking what's in skips and upholding them. I'd put them in your bins one or two at a time and if you get caught, pleed ignorance!

    Mike.

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