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Electronics disposal?

Does anyone know where I can dispose of some electronics for free? I know the county does it for a fee, but I would like to avoid paying for it. I have an old CRT and some junk inkjet printers, so I don't think anyone would want to rehab them.

I know there are community drives and churches/scools that sometimes collect these things. Anyone know of any?

created by JoeyGee on Nov 18, 2010 at 12:07:56 pm     Home     Comments: 12

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Every now and then there are electronic recycle drives held in the area. The last one I went to was being held at the rec center. Simply drive up and they unloaded all the old computer crap I had.

posted by KraZyKat on Nov 18, 2010 at 01:41:01 pm     #  

Radio Shack
Goodwilll on Reynolds and their drop-off area is open till 6, I believe.

posted by nana on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:07:18 pm     #  

Lay a tarp down and then smash the electronics with a sledge hammer. Not really green, but waaayy more fun.

posted by hunkytownsausage on Nov 19, 2010 at 09:32:35 am     #  

Some past related threads that may contain some useful info:

Or along the lines of what hunkytownsausage suggested:

posted by jr on Nov 19, 2010 at 10:48:38 am     #  

PC Load Letter? What the f*** does that mean? - Michael Bolton.

posted by Molsonator on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:59:34 am     #  

Thanks, jr. I'm putting in my Office Space DVD right now. God I love that movie.

posted by JJFad on Nov 19, 2010 at 01:12:28 pm     #   1 person liked this

Has anybody seen my red swingline? I believe you have my stapler....

posted by ciscoexpert99 on Nov 19, 2010 at 01:16:32 pm     #   1 person liked this

Has anybody seen my red swingline? I believe you have my stapler....

posted by ciscoexpert99 on Nov 19, 2010 at 01:38:31 pm     #  

"Has anybody seen my red swingline?"

I bought a red Swingline stapler early last decade after seeing the Office Space movie. Swingline did not make a red stapler. The one used in the movie was a prop. But after the movie came out, demand for the red version grew, so Swingline introduced their red stapler.

I kind of related to Milton, stapler-wise. Back in the mid-1990s, I had a nice, heavy duty, gray Swingline stapler on my desk. I could hammer that thing hard to get it to staple a thick stack of papers. When I switched departments, the trusty stapler stayed behind.

On my new desk, I had a cheapo, plastic-type of stapler that was woefully inadequate. So on an evening maneuver, I confiscated the gray Swingline from my old department, and it stayed with me until the red one entered the scene.

posted by jr on Nov 19, 2010 at 03:30:03 pm     #  

No thanks on Swingline, I got a PaperPro so much easier to use, haven't had it jam once. I have noticed other staplers starting to use their technology, its kinda like a staple gun stores energy from the press and snaps all at once driving the staple.

posted by Linecrosser on Nov 19, 2010 at 03:33:52 pm     #  

JJFag and Jr: Dang it feels good to be a gangsta ;)

Here is my fav homage to that scene:.

posted by INeedCoffee on Nov 19, 2010 at 03:54:31 pm     #   1 person liked this

JoeyGee: if you think they can be used at all you can try Goodwill.

Every once in a while maybe 2+ times a year one of the centers will take equipment for free.

As for a any day, for free place for stuff that essentially needs melted down for raw metals I don't know and would like to know as well.

posted by INeedCoffee on Nov 20, 2010 at 03:21:22 am     #