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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    I thought that part of the WEEE compliant, that if you buy new computers from a company such as stone, viglen, dell then for every ONE machine that you buy the company has to offer to take ONE machine back from you and dispose of it.

    Now from my understanding the machine that you send back can be of any brand make and model and doesnt have to be of the same brand as the company you are buying from..

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    @Nij.UK - you're right, manufacturers do offer this service, but not for free. Our supplier wants £7.50 per computer which is crazy, and only deals with the PCs.

    @Trav and others - selling this stuff off isn't an option, as if it works, we give it to Computer Aid International. I'm trying to find a way of getting rid of dead PCs, monitors, printers, hard disks, network switches and such like.

    @Nathan - perhaps not :-)

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    selling this stuff off isn't an option, as if it works, we give it to Computer Aid International. I'm trying to find a way of getting rid of dead PCs, monitors, printers, hard disks, network switches and such like.
    I've found leaving them outside the office with a sign stating 'do not touch' makes them magically disappear.

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    Weve used lancashire computer waste services (01254 726303) on several occations and had a good service. They take anything dead or working no questions asked and everything is 100% recycled so no landfill.

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    are they free garthsmojo?

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    Nothing free in my area I don't think . I'm at the school now sorting out a load of broken junk but have no idea whatsoever with what to do with it. The school most likely will need a lot of encouragement to pay for its removal, so I need to try and find something for free .

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    Nothing free in my area I don't think . I'm at the school now sorting out a load of broken junk but have no idea whatsoever with what to do with it. The school most likely will need a lot of encouragement to pay for its removal, so I need to try and find something for free .
    Give it to the art department to make sculptures out of

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by Scuff
    Give it to the art department to make sculptures out of
    Not sure if that is such a good idea. You know how switched on art teachers are don't you? Once the 'sculpture' has been marked, it'll get chucked in the bin, some council job's worth will see your security sticker, and your @rse will be in the sling!

    Grrr, art depts! Had a call at about 6PM yesterday (Thurs), "We need 5 TVs and DVD players on trolleys, for Monday"

    How about "No!"

    "But we NEED them..."

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    @NickJones: I thought they were suppose to offer this service for free. I went to a technical forum where Viglen and Compusys (Stone Computers) were presentating, and both said that they were providing this service for FREE

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    We're happy stone customers and they've been happy to take away old kit regardless of pedigree whenever we order something from them. They _do_ supply 90% of our desktops though and get orders for several hundred a year without fail, which might make them more lenient on us than they might be on others, I don't know.

    What I do know is, it's free, they just want a list of what it is you're giving them, and they will come when you like and get things done. It's no hassle.

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyKGB
    are they free garthsmojo?
    yep all they say is that they like to have 20 units as a minimum ie printer, base unit, monitor or box of cables and bits.

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyKGB
    We had a "dodgy" company come over from Liverpool - i forget the name now but they came to manchester, collected 2 van loads of old kit and disappeared - no questions asked

    I will find the brochure and get the name for you - I say it was dodgy because they sent 2 foreigners in as many vans. it was all free and apparently kosher.

    Just remember to wipe any disks
    was it north west electronics recycling ?? they took some stuff from a few of my schools all free, lol dont think there "dodgy" although i think they employ ex cons to get them back into a working enviroment lol but aslong as they take it away i dont care what they do with it lol

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    We have several years worth of old equipment to dispose of, does anyone know the going rate and any good/cheap companies in or will come to south yorkshire?

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    Give Imtiaz a call at Electrical Reclaim. We're in York; they're coming here next week.

    http://www.electricalreclaim.net/Ele...index.html.htm

    They be free...

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    Re: WEEE Disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie_a
    We have several years worth of old equipment to dispose of, does anyone know the going rate and any good/cheap companies in or will come to south yorkshire?
    northwestelectronics recylcing will take it, they came to a few of my schools in west yorkshire pick up free of charge give them a call there number is on here

    http://www.northwestelectronicsrecycling.co.uk/

    sorry its not them that employ ex cons thats a different company.

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