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    Default PSA for getting old tech out of the house!

    If anyone is like us and has old tech stuff in the house that needs to GO, but it's all gathering dust because you don't want to put them in the trash because of environmental issues, etc., Staples is offering FREE recycling at their stores!
    Check it out: https://www.staples.com/…/sustainabili…/earth-day/index.html
    They're accepting stuff from April 21-27.
    You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming.

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    Default Re: PSA for getting old tech out of the house!

    Thanks for the heads-up, P! 😊


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    Default Re: PSA for getting old tech out of the house!

    Thanks pippin and kudos to Staples, I think this is a great idea.

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    Default Re: PSA for getting old tech out of the house!

    Putting my box o' old computer crap together!

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    In Ireland when you buy any electrical appliance (yep, down to a set of ear buds) you pay a WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Environmental) charge. Its not very much - from 50c for something small to €50 for a large appliance such as a fridge or dishwasher. Then when it is spent or you replace it you can drop it off at any electrical store and they are bound by law to dispose of it environmentally. If you replace something like a washing machine say they have to collect it from you and take it away too. Well worth it for the environment.
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    Default Re: PSA for getting old tech out of the house!

    That's a good idea.

    In the U.S. - well, at least in my neck 'o the woods, Florida - some cities aren't providing recycling programs anymore. Apparently since China stopped or cut down on purchasing our recyclable materials, it's making the programs less fiscally feasible. It's a big concern. I think we're going to have to move away from single-use plastics as much as possible.

    And it's mighty good to "see" you again, Pippin!!

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    Default Re: PSA for getting old tech out of the house!

    Thanks for the PSA!

    I definitely have a lot of tech as a computer geek but I tend to either sell it or take it to a recycling center or donate it.

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    Default Re: PSA for getting old tech out of the house!

    I wish I had read this about 2 months ago! I took an old computer to Best Buy and they charged me to recycle it!

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    Default Re: PSA for getting old tech out of the house!

    Quote Originally Posted by NightMistBlue View Post
    That's a good idea.

    In the U.S. - well, at least in my neck 'o the woods, Florida - some cities aren't providing recycling programs anymore. Apparently since China stopped or cut down on purchasing our recyclable materials, it's making the programs less fiscally feasible. It's a big concern. I think we're going to have to move away from single-use plastics as much as possible.

    And it's mighty good to "see" you again, Pippin!!
    Yes we had a lot of programmes too that have dried up too. Our refuse collectors used only charge for household waste that had to go to landfill but collection of organic waste and recyclables such as single use plastic, paper, cardboard were collected free of charge. Their slogan was 'you only pay for what you throw away'.
    But since China stopped accepting this we are now paying for everything, although the fee for recyclables is much lower than the landfill fee. I guess the new slogan should be 'Every form of refuse has its price'
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    Default Re: PSA for getting old tech out of the house!

    Quote Originally Posted by Glennsallnighter View Post
    I guess the new slogan should be 'Every form of refuse has its price'
    That made me laugh out loud. I needed that laugh. Well done, GA!

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