TuskenTower on 23 Apr 2008 14:42:28 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] PC equipment disposal (OT)

On 4/23/08, gabriel rosenkoetter <gr@eclipsed.net> wrote:
> At 2008-04-23 07:00 -0700, Julien Mills <julienfmills@yahoo.com> wrote:
>  > In that thread I kind of remember there being recycling places
>  > which were open once a month or once in a blue moon or whatever
>  > but I don't think there was a permanent place open all the time.
> When I asked Google this question recently, I only found one useful
>  local response, Elemental Inc. You can contact them via email
>  (ELEMINC@aol.com) for current hours and such. Here's what I got when
>  I did just a couple of months ago:
>  > Hello,
>  >             Thank you for your interest in our services.
>  >              Drop off hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00
>  >
>  >              Fees :     Monitors 17" and below$7
>  >                            Monitors 19" and above.$10
>  >                            Printers/scanners/fax..$3
>  >                            Computers/serversno charge
>  >                             Accessories..no charge
>  >
>  > Elemental Inc.
>  > 2371 Church Street
>  > Philadelphia,Pa 19124
>  There's no sign that I found, so you may want to avail yourself of
>  Google Streetview a bit. Basically, take 95 to the Aramingo exit,
>  head NE on Aramingo, take your first left, and pull up in front of
>  the first garage door on the right after crossing Milnor. If you
>  cross E Stiles, you're a block to far, and if you hit Tacony you're
>  way too far. The area's all semi-identical industrial park
>  buildings.
>  Of course, you should look into the giving older computers to
>  schools, freecycle, so forth first, because even "recycling"
>  electronic waste isn't a magic wand meaning that everything involved
>  gets re-used, but if you've got a stack of things you know nobody
>  wants as I did (B/W Apple monitors, Alpha workstations from the
>  '80s), they seem to be a good option.

Every year in September, Unisys has held a PC recycling event.  I
don't know if it is open to all, but I doubt they would check.  I'll
post to the list when/if we are holding one this year.

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