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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%
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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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)
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Working on relocating
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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!
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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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.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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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.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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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...
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Hollywood/Brookfield, IL
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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.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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Isn't Best Buy taking them for free right now?
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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I would pay someone, if I needed to. But our county landfill runs an electronics recycling service for residents - no charge.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: USA
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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..
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Toledo
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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?
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