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Offline MovieMan

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Free electronics drop-off
« on: February 01, 2011, 05:18:23 PM »
In California there are often city or county run facilities where you can drop-off electronics like tvs, monitors and computer towers.

Also, the Goodwill stores here will accept those items.  This is great if you get an old computer tower that still takes floppy disks.

Also, my city has a place that buys up to 5 tvs or monitors a year and they pay by weight. I always take in the old projection tvs...a lot of particle board weight, but they pay for it !

Unfortunately, I think all three of these methods end up with stuff being taken in huge bulk to China where some child is put to work taking them apart for the gold, etc. Since there's lead and such in the old monitors, this is a bad thing too. Might come back to bite us in the butt.


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Sometimes school systems will take old computer stuff for computer repair classes if nothing else.


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Re: Free electronics drop-off
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 10:51:25 AM »
Does anyone else have facilities in their area where you can drop-off electronics?

Re: Free electronics drop-off
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 08:49:08 PM »
^^^ In Grand Rapids, MI / Kent County, the County operates a recycle facility that takes electronic waste. There is a door you park next to and unload into a room. The down side is I always find something of use someone before me dropped off.  :67:

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Re: Free electronics drop-off
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 09:20:47 PM »
The down side is I always find something of use someone before me dropped off.  :67:

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Re: Free electronics drop-off
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2014, 09:24:05 AM »
Our local dump takes electronics for free. There is also another nearby facility that takes electronics for free and recently I heard they will take mattresses for free (the other place, not the dump) also which is a huge plus. A couple of the storage facilities that I have bought units at had free electronics recycle on site.

Re: Free electronics drop-off
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2014, 10:00:22 AM »
anytime you can dump mattresses for free is a good thing. I'm now renting a 10x30 unit RIGHT across from 2 dumpsters at a storage facility and only pay $80 a month. the mattress dumping alone is worth that lol, plus i get another 300 sq ft of space to play with.

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Re: Free electronics drop-off
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2014, 03:51:16 PM »
I drop off the electronics at the scrap yard, they always give me $$ for them


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