The science Technician shipped a load of ours off for recycling last time and we didnt pay anything. It must have been some charity related place.
We send ours off to charity, they are called Give youth a hand, and basically anything that can run Win 98 or better they will take, and all we do is datawipe the hard disks with Blancco Datacleaner, and then ring our local contact up and he collects them all and off they go to Croatia, Serbia etc....
I take it you dont give them the win98 license (unless they are oem stickered ones) lol ;)
The stuff i chucked was pre 98 mainly and the ones with 98 were really slow with 98 anyhow :)
We used these ppl over the summer - £150 to collect 40 P2 PC's & monitors compared to approx £450 for a registered recyling company to take them.
We've just had to get rid of 200+ old comps, monitors etc
It is now criminal simply to throw screens away as they are classed as hazardous waste under the new european waste directive. The school could receive a significant fine.
Sadly most people have to pay for a company to take them but we did manage to find a local company who would do it for free.
"With effect from 16th July 2005, the Special Waste Regulations will become the Hazardous Waste Regulations. Televisions and monitors containing cathode ray tubes (CRT) are categorized under the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) as a hazardous waste
This means that after 15th July 2005, there will be a number of changes that affect the way sites are registered, movements monitored and costs of movements.
It will be an offence to produce at, remove, or transport hazardous waste from any premises unless the Environment Agency has been notified about those premises.
Details of how to register can be found via the internet at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/newrulesonwaste. There will also be an annual fee that needs to be paid to the EA."
The NGFL have a scheme in place in Telford where you stack up the old kit, fill in a form, and they'll remove it for you FOC and deal with the recycling. We cleared out all bar 10 of our p2 machines this summer, plus all the old junk we'd accumulated in store cupboards all over the building, all the naffy old monitors and dead Laserjet IIs etc.
We pretty much filled up a stairwell. Nice now to have the space!
It turns out that after NGFL took it all to a lockup, someone broke into it and nicked all the scrap kit..heh. Muppets.
We've used Schools Connect before... over the summer they took our 15" CRTs for free... we threw a few useless older machines on the van and they neglected to charge us for them :)
Other than that, if the machines aren't Selectamark'd, then they go via Freecycle to anyone who wants to collect them. Certainly, any odd bits of hardware that's useless goes that way as well... :wink:
If i were you i would contact the Welsh assembly and get them, i'm sure they'd be able to point you in the right direction.
if not, there's always fly tipping... only joking !! :)
We get rid of stuff on them with DBAN, then ship them out to various places within the council (Secondary Schools, Primary Schools, Youth Clubs etc).
We just upgraded all of our machines to x64 P4s, networked game of Brothers in Arms anyone? :D