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
How would you normally get rid of a plastic box containing a magnet and a coil of wire?
I was told that you can't just bin them. Is this not the case?
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.
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.
We use a company called LCWS who take all IT equipment as well as cables chargers curcuit boards etc.
you can contact them on 01254 726303
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.
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.
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.
I would be happy to take your faulty laptop power supply's if you dont mind posting them.
there you go your solution!
Why? 8OOriginally Posted by davepettymcp
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.
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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