U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Green Living
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
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

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-21-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
28,772 posts, read 49,064,625 times
Reputation: 20619

Advertisements

BOSTON - Staples Inc. is expanding its electronics waste recycling program by accepting used computers and monitors that can now be dropped off for a $10 fee at any of the office products chain's 1,400 U.S. locations during store hours.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070521/ap_on_hi_te/staples_recyling_computers;_ylt=AqLNfEyx7qI8cBT5MP 8iEMBI2ocA (broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-21-2007, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Working on relocating
800 posts, read 4,015,663 times
Reputation: 492
That is way cool! I think I have 4-5 old ones here, although I wouldn't part with my old school Mac How awesome!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
2,267 posts, read 2,681,207 times
Reputation: 685
I had two old CPUs to get rid of, I pulled the hard drives and put them out in the trash with the moniters...why would I PAY someone to take them...they probably got recycled anyway because people take things from the trash all the time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2007, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Missouri
6,046 posts, read 22,144,750 times
Reputation: 5085
No way. There is a city community center not far from here that accepts donated old computers; I would donate to them vs. throwing away. But paying $10 to recycle is better than just throwing away.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
2,267 posts, read 2,681,207 times
Reputation: 685
I have a bad back, I don't carry anything when I can get away from it. I often use my daughters red wagon to take things out to the trash or to the car.

I have put things out in my trash the night before and half the trash ids gone by the morning...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2007, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Hollywood/Brookfield, IL
677 posts, read 3,932,843 times
Reputation: 359
No way. People who build their own computers will pay good money for some components. Just look on eBay. Staples would have to pay me to get any of my old computers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-06-2009, 01:40 PM
 
21,489 posts, read 14,381,045 times
Reputation: 5975
Isn't Best Buy taking them for free right now?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
4,697 posts, read 5,725,866 times
Reputation: 5027
I would pay someone, if I needed to. But our county landfill runs an electronics recycling service for residents - no charge.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: USA
3,966 posts, read 9,672,627 times
Reputation: 2200
The question is what kind of recycling are these companies doing? China slave recycling? polluting someone else?

Last edited by shiphead; 08-07-2009 at 12:19 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Toledo
3,856 posts, read 7,770,787 times
Reputation: 3680
Ok, if I recycle a computer, I'm helping the environment in my own little way. Why should I have to pay to help the environment? Isn't helping the environment enough?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Green Living
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top