Comments on: E-Cycling http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/e-cycling/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Kirsty http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/e-cycling/#comment-14386 Sun, 26 Sep 2010 08:16:55 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=974#comment-14386 Mainframeguy thats a wonderful charity, I think too many computers get needlessly trashed when they could be reused and kept out of landfills! I am doing much the same thing with drums and musical instruments – Theres something about throwing away perfectly good items that really makes my blood boil :(

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By: Cimahost http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/e-cycling/#comment-14385 Mon, 20 Sep 2010 03:20:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=974#comment-14385 I find that it is responsible for govt to help educate people about our environment and I hope people can find some useful tips on software and hardware that can help too

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By: Mainframeguy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/e-cycling/#comment-14384 Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:24:28 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=974#comment-14384 Over here in Europe it would be illegal to leave the computer or monitor by the trash and also illegal to throw it in the trash on collection day.

I work at a small non-profit charity striving for re-use of IT equipment. I wonder when the USA will realise this sort of thing has to be made a legal obligation and not just a civic one?

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By: Theresa http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/e-cycling/#comment-14383 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 20:20:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=974#comment-14383 This is exactly what this company does – ecycling of computers & cell phones. They are currently doing a cell phone drive. Anyone interested in taking action with regards to ewaste may be very interested in what these folks are doing. Spread the word!!!

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By: Carol http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/e-cycling/#comment-14382 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 23:28:33 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=974#comment-14382 I have at least one computer and one television waiting to go to the city pick up.

At least the library in the next town over is taking used batteries, but only AA, AAA, C and D. What am I to do with my buttons? It seems like we are inventing new kinds of trash faster than we are inventing ways to collect them.

You might find the book Cradle to Cradle interesting. The authors have suggestions on how materials could be treated, if we chose.

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By: Carol http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/e-cycling/#comment-14381 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 23:25:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=974#comment-14381 Sounds like the worker needed the education, too. After all, he did throw it into his truck.

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By: cheap computers http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/e-cycling/#comment-14380 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 08:38:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=974#comment-14380 I always feel this way I have given it a couple of chances at a new life first. I think most people who use computers do know the consequence of just throwing them out!

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/e-cycling/#comment-14379 Sat, 11 Jul 2009 14:24:14 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=974#comment-14379 Please list the addresses and phone numbers of any such computer recycling centers. Thankyou.

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By: Amrita http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/e-cycling/#comment-14378 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 11:30:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=974#comment-14378 Hi !

Yes..People just can’t chuck an old computer in the garbage can and move on. Computers, like many electronics, contain heavy metals that pose environmental hazards when disposed of improperly.

You can ask around to see if any of your friends are looking for an older computer. You can also donate it to the nonprofit Computer Recycling Center. They accept all computers, network equipment, and telephones. In addition, they will provide you with a receipt of your donation for a tax deduction.

With Regards
Amrita

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/07/e-cycling/#comment-14377 Thu, 09 Jul 2009 23:26:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=974#comment-14377 Where I live, a recycling station that handles computers is 90 miles away and would cost me $200. So my crashed comuter sits here waiting for human society to wake up and institute 100% recycling of all waste and garbage, which I may not live to see. On the other hand, I’ve heard there is a thriving racket to retrieve discarded computer discs to misuse the information.

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