Ok I have been reading in this WEEE stuff and have come to the conclusion that companies supplying WEEE should take the same amount of kit back for free? Is this correct?
Also if this is not correct and/or to dispose of additional equipment you have to pay a company.
I am looking for the quickest, cheapest and painless way to dispose of old monitors and base units, keyboards and mice. I have found a local company that can take the stuff away for £5.99 per item, so thats £5.99 a monitor, £5.99 a base unit, £5.99 a box of cables and strangely £5.99 for a keyboard and £5.99 for a mouse! So I was going to hold onto keyboards and mice for now as they take up less space. If 5.99 for each of the bulky items a good deal? Will I be wasting tax payers money going for it or should I look around some more? I don't have the time to start sending equipment to companies we bought new stuff from as we have used several. I also don't have time to check computers over to send them to computer aid or another similar charity. It would also cost us a lot on shipping.
So do I cough up the 5.99 per item, including 5.99 for old projector lamps and laser printers or is there another solution? I wan't it to be cost effective whilst not taking up my time as my time is money too so what goes around comes around really.
I have read some threads on WEEE before but I don't know if anyone mentioned the costs or what they have actually done themselves. A lot of it seems what people 'think' or 'know' not what they have experienced first hand.
Oh and we are givingsome old equipment away to other schools and staff. Should I get them to sign something with the item serial number on as if they get rid of it irresponsibly in future then the SMART WATER on the items may bring them back to school and we might get fined for it! I was to completely sign out any equipment that leaves schools so it is no longer the school's responsibility.