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    disposal of old it equipment

    how has anybody dealt with this before?

    the problem is we have 65 new machines coming in a month and i need a solution to dispose of the old equipment for as little ££££ as possible.

    if any body knows of a company in lancs that is cheap etc.. could you please let me have the details!

    thanks in advance

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    A few trips in the school minibus to the council waste disposal center?

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    we not so lucky to have the luxury of a minibus!
    and then they would have a go at you anyway for turning up with crt monitors that they supposedly won't accept! you need a weee liscence or something now don't you ?
    to dispose of anything electrical or hazourdous.

    thanks

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    I dunno, I've dumped the odd bit of equipment off at the Preston centre occasionally. I suspect the lads there have a 'special' arrangement though. I often see familar bits of kit appearing on a stall at Preston market the following weekend. But, what do I care. I got rid of it for free.

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    true, it'd take me about a week to ferry them to preston in my car though. and the problem is if you go in a van they charge you aswell. gits!

    cheers

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    Do you have teachers that live in or around preston. Can you pursuade them to take the odd bit of kit occasionally?

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    true, it'd take me about a week to ferry them to preston in my car though. and the problem is if you go in a van they charge you aswell. gits!

    cheers

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    I don't believe the WEEEEEEE things are effective until January, so until then just throw them in your skip.

    Have you looked into donating them to charity? Though when we looked at that a few weeks ago we foudn ours were too slow and they wouldn't have them!

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    thing is i have all the new ones arriving the same day i want to get rid of the old ones and with a complete lack of space i need to get a company/ charity to come in a take them off us.
    i'm going to see if staff want any first though to reduce costs a bit!
    cheers

    kris

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    i think thats the problem they need to be over p3 800 to donate to charity or around that spec, they'll accept 15" crt's though. unlucky for me the ones i'm getting rid of are either celeron 533(majority)and a few celeron 1ghz. so they won't have them!

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    Also consider offering them to parents. That might shift a few too.

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    Useful info from my disposal firm I use...

    "We have been instructed by EA that we must collect waste IT as Hazardous Waste. This requirement stems from the re-designation of waste IT, in the European Waste Catalogue (EWC), as hazardous and relates particularly to cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors and the batteries installed in base units and laptops. This means that you, our customers, now may become “producers” of Hazardous Waste. If you generate more than 200kgs of Hazardous Waste per year (approximately 10 x 17” monitors) then you now have a legal duty to register your premises with EA."

    We registered (approx £18.) at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk...18079/?lang=_e

    It costs approx £65 per pallet to get rid of (full collection service) A pallet is either 12 17" CRT or about 18 15" CRT. I think we got about 14-18 PC's to a pallet.

    Be aware that if you just dump them in a skip you are breaking the law...
    oh, and also helping wreck the planet for future generations!

    If anyone in the south wants an excellent firm for disposal try http://www.recommit.co.uk/index.html

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Also consider offering them to parents. That might shift a few too.
    You could do that if you want to see how many parents don't understand the meaning of "As Is"

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    As I have said in the past, can't beat this firm for getting rid of your old rubbish

    http://wholesale.ebay.co.uk/

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    Re: disposal of old it equipment

    I donate mine to a charity based in Hull, all they ask is a few quid for refurb costs and help with the van hire cost.

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