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Server disposing?

Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by arigold, 26 Apr 2010.

  1. arigold

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Nov 2008

    Posts: 209

    Hi,

    What is the best way or place to dispose servers? I got 4-5 dell rack-type servers which need disposing. It only includes chassis and motherboard.

    Regards,
     
  2. Sp00n

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,219

    Location: Brighton

    Your local weee scrappy will take them off of your hands for a fee :)
     
  3. arigold

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Nov 2008

    Posts: 209

    Aparently "we" have to follow WEEE regulations. I'm trying to find out more on dell's website, but its useless :(
     
  4. edscdk

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Jul 2008

    Posts: 7,111

    sell it on ebay? someone might want the spares...
     
  5. SMN

    Wise Guy

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    Flog it on eBay or you'll have to pay/arrange for a WEEE Collection i'm afraid!
     
  6. mr.bond

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Jan 2006

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    Location: Surrey

    Dban then Ebay
     
  7. dave-lew99

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Manchester

    Ebay or just plain old give it away!

    You may have to do some paperwork to prove you didn't just skip it though either for WEEE and/or your asset management folks.
     
  8. daz

    Capodecina

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    Ebay... put it on collection only and start at £1 :)
     
  9. Nikumba

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  10. atomiser

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,845

    would need to be a fairly monstrous shredder to do a whole server! ;)
     
  11. brainchylde

    Gangster

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    Yes - a friend of mine is an electrician who installs WEEE recycling plants. They are on the large side. Apparently it's quite fun seeing a large TV going through :)
     
  12. Street

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 8,000

    Location: Liverpool

    That would be good! Our small office shredder gives me hours of enjoyment alone.. Just imagine a huge one.. The possibilities!
     
  13. mast3r

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2007

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    Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

    Dell offer a recycle service, not advertised... our account manager told us about it.
    £25 for each fixed unit, Collected.
     
  14. Nikumba

    Mobster

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    lol they don't shred it but they do WEEE
     
  15. K.C. Leblanc

    Sgarrista

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  16. daz

    Capodecina

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    I can't think of a worse thing to do with functioning equipment. :(
     
  17. Sp00n

    Capodecina

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    I agree, shred the disks and sell the rest on ebay :)
     
  18. MasterPlan1

    Wise Guy

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    You don't even need to shred the disks, use some secured real low level format on them then you can resell them.
     
  19. A[L]C

    Soldato

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    nothing compared to the frag shredder at some of our sites. That does whole cars easily. Sometimes they leave a gas cylinder in a car, and boy when that goes up it rattles the windows on the office which is a loong way away
     
  20. ajf

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