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Throwing away PC kit

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Skyfire, 20 Feb 2006.

  1. Skyfire

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    I have two old computers which will happily fit in the bin but I'm a bit worried about these EU regulations - does it only apply to business or do I have to pay someone to remove it? :(
     
  2. AJUK

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    If they work, why not give them to a charity,there should be one in your area that recycle them and give them to worthy causes. If they dn't work then I think you will need to take them to a local household tip.
     
  3. lozza

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    Look for something like This in your area and then feel that warm glow of knowing you have done something good!
     
  4. Rotty

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    I tend to drop them in the wheelie bin :o
     
  5. Nismo

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    Blue, green or brown? :p
     
  6. Rotty

    Don

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    oh don't bloody start me on that one :rolleyes: :mad: :D


    and if the bloke that collects the glass stuff doesn't stop coming at 6am he's gonna find a a very large bottle forcibly inserted up his ****
     
  7. Vonhelmet

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    Send them to meeeeee!

    I'll strip them down or give them to charity or ebay them or something.
     
  8. Shotgun_ned

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    If they don't work the only way to do it involves explosives and fire ;) :D.
     
  9. Le_Petit_Lapin

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    Give it to charity. At least it stands a chance of being re-used then.
     
  10. Glaucus

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  11. Dangerous

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    They don’t accept electric goods
     
  12. geeza

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    ebay them for a starting bid of a pound + postage of course
     
  13. Le_Petit_Lapin

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    Oh, I thought there was some charity that ships them off to Africia or somewhere. I could have been just dreaming of course.
     
  14. Berserker

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    I've got the same problem, but mine are pre-gutted (i.e. I've removed all the working bits). They will definitely not fit in the wheelie bin, so I guess I'll have to call the council and get charged. :confused:
     
  15. ~J~

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    Charities won't accept them, but if you have a local mission/church then they'll willingly accept them and ship them out to 3rd world countries.

    I've had 2 of mine go to Liberia and got a "thank you" email from the kids over there. Very touching[font=Verdana,helvetica,arial].[/font]
     
  16. VeNT

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  17. Rotty

    Don

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    the only problem is that they will be ringing you for pc support now for the next 8 years :D
     
  18. ~J~

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    LOL - I don't mind, so long as they pay the call-out charge ;)
     
  19. VeNT

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    and the tickets to get there for onsite support!
     
  20. AtreuS

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    I still just take em to the local tip and throw em in the household waste bit.