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    @VirtueTechnologies:

    Having not read through the entire post I feel I must offer my apologies for not recognising your sponsorship of Edugeek (old eyes syndrome), my posting of another disposal site waved fragrantly in your face must have caused a brief upset, hopefully that should be repaired now and may I bid you a good day

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    @Bossman

    not to wory, in fact i would like to extend our friendship, and say, if there is anything we can help you with please do let us know.

    Good day to you to.

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    @VirtueTechnologies:

    As you have and indeed so have I accepted, a friendship is born and in light of that I will if the need arises.

    Thank you

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    I like the Idea of recyling and after reading this looking around there are a few companys that will do it for free when you buy it from them and alos some that will do it for free if you have ever bought from them and just takening to the tip (scrap man) could get you a fine of £250 up as these services are for public not busniss or schools.

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    Our WEEE waste is collected free by SafePC Disposal of Abingdon - I get waste collection notices and disposal certificates.

    Safe PC Disposal

    It would be interesting to know how e-waste is treated when we send it for recycling..

    Greenpeace say that it costs US$20 to recycle a computer in Europe or the US, but only US$2 in India - which is why many of the computers we send for legit WEEE disposal ends up in 3rd world countries..

    See this Video

    Safe PC disposal say they aren't an exporter of waste and operate a re-marketing operation withn the UK.

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    I have just used KMD recycling Ltd.

    Free collection, leave all paperwork to Hazardous waste regs 2005. All hardware is recycled, all data is destroyed.

    Just used them this week and cant fault them, just have the stuff in a ground floor room and its job done.

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    What a great idea. It's sad that we don't dispose of our old electrical equipment more responsibly. I lived for a year in Germany and they had a timetable of separate collections for white goods, computing bits and home appliances. You left them in the street outside your place for a day and a night, then the council would come and take what the immigrants and students didn't - like a freecycle scheme without the website part!

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    We use DNA I.T Recycling.com - Home of Free collections! - Home here, they're free and I can't fault them - I've asked them about all sorts of weird things, and they've never refused to collect it yet! Even CD discs, which is something I didn't even think could be recycled until I read about a company that does it.

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    Interesting thread - it'd be interesting to hear from more schools about what their approach is. In the school I used to work at, we'd usually donate the old kit to local charities etc - not sure if they still do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnunney View Post
    In the school I used to work at, we'd usually donate the old kit to local charities etc - not sure if they still do!
    That's only any good if the kit still works, and many schools run things until they die rather than replace working equipment.

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    Hi,

    We are looking for some compliant disposal of our (very) old kit (we have just had a new school built and need to get rid of some ancient computers). I noticed Virtue's 'box' system but their location is a bit of a negative (we are in northants). Anyone know of companies locally who provide this service- and dare I say it- at least 'nearly free'?

    Thanks!

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingswood View Post
    Hi,

    We are looking for some compliant disposal of our (very) old kit (we have just had a new school built and need to get rid of some ancient computers). I noticed Virtue's 'box' system but their location is a bit of a negative (we are in northants). Anyone know of companies locally who provide this service- and dare I say it- at least 'nearly free'?

    Thanks!

    Paul
    Hi Paul,

    I've just arranged for these guys to come.....

    Stone Group IT Recycling

    I had around 70+ PC's, 70+ monitors as well as switches, and printers.

    They took almost everything, for free. They provided an excellent service from start to finish.

    I would recommend them to anyone!

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    We use DNA Recycling - I can't think of anything which they've refused to take!

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    I've used Techlogic (Welcome to Techlogic UK , Book your removal, disposal and recycling today! We offer corporate used, redundant or non-working computer, electronics and IT equipment clearance and disposal !!!!) for the last three collections I've had to book. First time I used them I was desperate to get rid of stuff ASAP after another company cancelled on us at the last minute (penultimate day of the holidays with the hall being full of old gear = not good). Phoned them up and they offered to come pick it up same day after talking to them. Always turned up when they say they will nice and early in the day and give us all the paperwork

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    we used PRM recenty - took everything we had for them and gave us all certification and a data destruction certificate with all the HD serial numbers on ect.

    EDIT; they were free also.



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