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Recycling Old Computers

I was a website, and they referred me to your company as a possible solution to recycling old computers. I was wondering if this was true, and if you take all computers, or are there requirements for computer recycling with you?

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Why recycle them? I usually just get <a rel='nofollow' href="">PC repair in Las Vegas NV</a> and then I can keep using the computer. They really don't need replacing as often as people do it.

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Where do I recycle a tv?

Depends where you live. Here in the UK I can take a CRT to the recycling tip run by the local council. Failing that talk to a TV repairer or a Toshiba seller. Most companies these days will take their old models in free for recycling.

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Organizations with rent a dumpster?

Some organizations like Geeks In to the Streets, reboot, Free Geek and Computer system bank try to refurbish old computers for charity or educational use. Sometimes dumpsters might include recyclable metals and supplies that will be reused or sold to recycling plants and scrap yards with rent a dumpster.

May 23, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I'm from oxford and I have recycling that won't fit in the recycling bin, what should I do with it?

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You can place extra recycling neatly at the side of your recycling bin in the old recycling boxes, a cardboard box or a clear plastic bag. Please do not use black bin liners.

May 07, 2013 | Home

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I have a black spot on my crt samsung monitor screen

I know some people still prefer old CRT monitors over more modern LCD monitors even today. Unfortunately Cathode Ray Tubes or CRTs aren't serviceable since they are a factory vacuum sealed unit and this probably why no-one has replied. The black dot is probably a burn mark on the inside of the CRT if it's always there. When there's a problem with the CRT itself there's nothing one can do except replace the unit and it's not worth changing the tube as it will cost much more than the monitor is worth and anyway I'd be very surprised if they even bother making these old parts any more. One can buy 17" CRT monitors as cheap as 10 pounds and larger CRT monitors for a bit more at recycling businesses like Speedie Computers near Birmingham in the UK, so if you you still want to use an old CRT monitor, replacing the whole unit is certainly the best option. There's currently still an excess of old CRT monitors that need recycling after being replaced by newer LCD monitors and recycling companies like Speedie often have literally pallet loads piled up high and they'll be only too glad to let you take one or more off their hands for next to nothing. It's better if you can find somewhere local to yourself rather than purchasing online if at all possible or you'll probably end up paying more in postage than the cost of a replacement used CRT monitor because they're fragile, heavy and bulky to transport.

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Robert, They do accept computers for recylcing, however, they only accept them during recycling events. For events in your area, go here: Other options are giving it away to someone in need...Good Luck!

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Old Computers.

not likely. They may not have anyone that's up to speed on that old of a system. I'd run a craigslist ad, and see if you can find a tech folk person, that likes to do this sort of thing(like the Victrola version for computers, eh?)

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