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    Re: WEEE disposal costs!

    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY
    <Shifty look>
    Private car to the tip. Takes a while but it's a jolly out of the office.
    </Shifty look>
    I agree thats what i would do

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    Re: WEEE disposal costs!

    I have had lcws pick up 70 monitors and 40 PC's today.

    Very reliable company and will deffintly be using them again as their van wasn't big enough so I couldn't get everything on it!

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    Re: WEEE disposal costs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r
    I have had lcws pick up 70 monitors and 40 PC's today.

    Very reliable company and will deffintly be using them again as their van wasn't big enough so I couldn't get everything on it!
    same thing happened wiht me, not to worry, shall have another load ready for them in january!

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    Re: WEEE disposal costs!

    @strawberry - was that with LCWS? I thought they only did the north-east, but obviously not if you're using them too. I might look them up for next time, in that case...

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    Re: WEEE disposal costs!

    I have been given the task this week of recording serial numbers of over 150+ items of equipment which we are hoping to dispose of soon - this is all well, but all techy jobs at the mo are being directed to myself so I've no idea when to find time!

    Hard drive wise - I'm planning to remove the hard drives myself from each machine... not too sure what I plan to do with them yet, but may cut down the initial disposal costs.


    Should have been done years ago (I wasn't here!) before all this legislation really kicked in! Prob would have been left for years more if a new build wasn't on it's way.

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    Re: WEEE disposal costs!

    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones
    @strawberry - was that with LCWS? I thought they only did the north-east, but obviously not if you're using them too. I might look them up for next time, in that case...
    they want to expand, they only wanted to go so far as oxford. Let me know when you have some kit, i've got kit to go as well, so they'll be more liekly to come out.

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    Re: WEEE disposal costs!

    > Hard drive wise - I'm planning to remove the hard drives myself from each
    > machine... not too sure what I plan to do with them yet, but may cut down
    > the initial disposal costs.

    If you mean you need them wiped of data beyond chance of recovery, then DBAN (Disk Boot And Nuke) should do the job. Just download an ISO file to make a bootable CD, set up one PC to connect your harddrives to, then just boot up and watch DBAN wipe the harddrive. Might take a while (like, a day at a time) if you're using an older PC.

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    Re: WEEE disposal costs!

    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry
    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones
    @strawberry - was that with LCWS? I thought they only did the north-east, but obviously not if you're using them too. I might look them up for next time, in that case...
    they want to expand, they only wanted to go so far as oxford. Let me know when you have some kit, i've got kit to go as well, so they'll be more liekly to come out.
    I have spoken to them today and they cover all the country. All they ask is if you don't have a full load is to give them a week and they will do your collection with another school in your area.

    you can contact them on 01254 726303 LCWS

    They ask for total numbers to be collected so they can send the right size vehicle but find that numbers are not always accurate hence them not fitting into the vehicles.

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    Re: WEEE disposal costs!

    Quote Originally Posted by garthsmojo
    I have spoken to them (LCWS) today and they cover all the country. All they ask is if you don't have a full load is to give them a week and they will do your collection with another school in your area.
    We're never going to produce a whole van load on our own - are there any other Berkshire/Hampshire/Oxfordshire-based schools who would be interested in combining forces with me next summer to get a collection together? PM or email me your details and I'll get back in touch nearer the time...

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    Re: WEEE disposal costs!

    Quote Originally Posted by garthsmojo
    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry
    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones
    @strawberry - was that with LCWS? I thought they only did the north-east, but obviously not if you're using them too. I might look them up for next time, in that case...
    they want to expand, they only wanted to go so far as oxford. Let me know when you have some kit, i've got kit to go as well, so they'll be more liekly to come out.
    I have spoken to them today and they cover all the country. All they ask is if you don't have a full load is to give them a week and they will do your collection with another school in your area.

    you can contact them on 01254 726303 LCWS

    They ask for total numbers to be collected so they can send the right size vehicle but find that numbers are not always accurate hence them not fitting into the vehicles.
    Do they taken broken kit - or just working?

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    Re: WEEE disposal costs!

    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
    Do they taken broken kit - or just working?
    Anything and everything apparently, even cables!

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    this company came my attention to day via a letter

    http://www.excel-datasystems.com/ worth a look in to.

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    I tend to hoard "dead" keyboards, mice etc..heh. As for base units - Strip em, flog the metal to the scrapyard up the road, give the electronics to DT for desoldering and reuse in kids projects, save the CPUs, RAM, soundcards and NICs.

    Anything else gets stored and disposed of through the LEA. Dell PSUs are my fave at the sec..dead caps in those, but good fans, heatsinks, transistors and many good caps etc still left. Saves me a bomb for home electronics hobbies..heh.

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