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For recycling working computer components, check out Gainesville's "The
Dignity Project".  They've been working on computers for the last several
years in addition to cars.

On 8/29/07, Jon Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> On Tue, 28 Aug 2007, Paul R. Bennett wrote:
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> > The County has a Household Hazardous Waste recycling center at the waste
> > center off Waldo road.  They do take, and recycle computers, printers,
> > electronics, etc there.
>
> That's one way to get rid of stuff, but my coworkers in Orlando tell me
> there are places there where you can actually sell scrap steel, copper,
> aluminum, even jacketed copper wire.
>
> Does anyone know if Gainesville has such an establishment?  We've been
> doing some office cleanup, and I have a bunch of scrap ethernet and phone
> cable, as well as some junk computer cases and components...even some high
> density cable on large spools.  Since this is all "commercial junk", I
> don't think it's appropriate to take it to the household waste dumps.
> It'd be great if we could get a few bucks for the scrap rather than pay
> the got-junk people to haul it off.
>
> BTW, anyone want an HP LJII.  When last tried (years ago), it worked.
> It's as-is though, and free.  You take it away...if it doesn't work, you
> dispose of it.  I don't want it back :)  We've got some other stuff we're
> going to at least investigate ebaying, but I suspect we'll be either
> giving or throwing away in the near future.  In particular Netgear RT311's
> and Netopia R910s, some of which have never been opened.
>
> Would the LUG have any use for some plain old power strips, computer power
> cords, and ethernet patch cables...perhaps as install-fest gear?
>
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