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    Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    We have a ever increasing amount of laptop power supplies that are faulty.
    How does everyone else dispose of theres? is it a case of paying for disposal?
    thanks in advance

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    How would you normally get rid of a plastic box containing a magnet and a coil of wire?

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    I was told that you can't just bin them. Is this not the case?

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    It depends on the contractor emptying your bins I suspect. I have a long list pinned to my wall about what I can and can't put in the bin.

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    They'll be covered under the WEEE regulations from July 1st won't they? And as schools are businesses we must comply.

    Dti guidance: www.dti.gov.uk/files/file37923.pdf

    They'll still electrical equipment - and they don't just have a magnet and a coil in them.

    Until the 1st of July, it seems that you can stick them in any old hole in the ground - assuming someone'll let you, but that's not the point, surely?

    We've been asked to recycle things properly - we just need to find someone willing to take 'bits' of computers (hopefully for nothing), as well as whole ones - old motherboards, hard drives, network cards etc and a job lot of about 50 knackered laptop power supplies.

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    We use a company called LCWS who take all IT equipment as well as cables chargers curcuit boards etc.

    www.lcws.co.uk

    you can contact them on 01254 726303

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    Just put two in the bin a week they won't go looking for them unless they see a large amount of them, they will soon be gone.

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    We're still sneaking all sorts into our bins, we've never been 'officially' told that we can't, so we still do. I'm not even sure if anyone else in my school besides me is even aware of the WEEE regualtions.

    Mike.

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    Collect all your electrical waste up and hire a WEEEEEE contractor to come and collect it once every so often. That's what I do.

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    Hi all
    I would be happy to take your faulty laptop power supply's if you dont mind posting them.

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    there you go your solution!

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    Quote Originally Posted by davepettymcp
    Hi all
    I would be happy to take your faulty laptop power supply's if you dont mind posting them.
    Why? 8O

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    might be for learning purposes maybe he or a class want to pull them apart and take a look what they are made out of.

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    Re: Recycling Laptop Power Supplies

    I am running an ICT hardware class, I will let the students take them apart and try and fix, they can have a play with the multimeters etc.



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