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View Poll Results: Would you pay 10.00 to get rid of your computer system?
Yes 12 20.00%
No 48 80.00%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-10-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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After see the pollution it is causing in countries like china and india in a PBS program on coputers being shipped and recycled there' I would definitely consider it.But I want to know where they go from there.I am no big envoronmentalist but I don't want them in dumps or being shippped oversea to endanger the poor. there.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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i destroy the hard drive the best i can. break it apart, freeze it, then put a grinder to it. for the rest of the computer i toss it in the trash
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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I did vote "no" only because there is a facility nearby my home that accepts household hazardous waste, electronics included.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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For the last 20 years I have donated my old computers to my church.

Another no vote here....
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I'd put it in the "free" section on Craigslist. Anything I've ever listed for free on Craigslist is always gone within the day, no matter what it is. Interestingly, if I listed the same thing for $1 I wouldn't get a single response. But free? 30+ emails within a couple of hours.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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Hi all--

Pay to get rid of something?







Don't kid yourself. If the computer's certifiably dead and there's nothing I can salvage, it goes in the nearest dumpster. After I've ruined the hard drive beyond recognition.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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other companies do this for free, communities often do this, many people's employers do it...all for free. amazing staples would charge.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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Last time I checked my town was charging $10 to throw away an old computer.
They charge us $5.40 for each can of trash, but at least they'll pick up the cans. We'd have to deliver the old computers, but it's closer than driving to Staples.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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NO. NO. NO. I would not want to pay to get rid of a computer. If my computer is still in good working condition, I will try and sell it, or its components. If I want to recycle it, I'm happy to give it away. Paying to give something away is kind of crazy.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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If they recycle it properly then yes. E-waste is HUGE and HORRIBLE problem. Americans simply don't see the god awful trash they're dumping on places like poor countries in Africa or shanty towns in China.
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