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E-Waste Recycling Weekend

By che - 6 August 2009 24

The People of Riot ask and they shall receive.

TAMS E-Waste Recycling Weekend on 15-16 August at 4 locations around Canberra and Queanbeyan.
Last time this was run there were big queues so be prepared to wait or go to one of the other sites.

Details available on the TAMS flyer.

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E-Waste Recycling Weekend
housebound 4:24 pm 06 Aug 09

We’ve been waiting for this.

Another good deed by RA.

Qaxter 4:16 pm 06 Aug 09

I take them all apart, sort plastics, steel, brass, copper and plated components. Drives are opened for their magnets and platters and are generally made with a nice chunk of aluminum. The plated components are processed to yield precious metals, mainly gold and silver which I refine. Its a lot of work but I find it quite amusing and get lots of good junk for my other projects. I have done about 100 so far over the past six weeks or so

More than happy to physically destroy a drive in front of the security concerned types, not a bad way to go if you are getting rid of an old PC if your handy with a screwdriver have a variety of torx bits and a largish hammer, gloves and safety goggles 🙂

Breaking the platters is the best bet but just destroying the controller board for the drive would make it very hard to get data off the drive.

H1NG0 3:50 pm 06 Aug 09

I just signed up so I’ll give it a whirl

Skidbladnir 3:48 pm 06 Aug 09

lodge it with freecycle. 🙂

H1NG0 3:36 pm 06 Aug 09

Ah well looks like I’m going to have to do the midnight covert kerb ditch. If anyone wants an old grey fabric lounge, give me a yell.

Sammy 3:24 pm 06 Aug 09

Just out of curiousity, how do you make money from old computer parts when recylcing places like Mitchell is charging for their disposal?

By going through your hard-drive before it’s “destroyed during recycling process” and stealing your “private data” to assume your identity?

caf 2:51 pm 06 Aug 09

Nah if you put a sign saying “Free” it might not… but if you put a sign saying “$10” on it it’ll definitely disappear 😉

Skidbladnir 2:50 pm 06 Aug 09

Plant clippings have the greenwaste people at the tip, (Cahill Bros?) freecycle the lounges\microwave if they’re serviceable, and days like this one are for the monitors.

There are “leave things out on the kerb, people will take them” days organised, otheriwse put a sign saying “Free” on it and it will probably disappear.

H1NG0 2:38 pm 06 Aug 09

Does anyone know if there any kind of “council cleanup” in Canberra where you ditch all your crap on the kerbside on a designated date and someone picks it up? When I lived in Orange we used to get this a couple of times a year maybe.

I have a couple of 2 seater lounges, a microwave and PC monitor to get rid off along with other kinds of crap (including plant clippings) and I have no idea how I’m going to get rid of it all.

Igglepiggle 1:34 pm 06 Aug 09

Fantastic news, thanks for letting us know

Jivrashia 11:35 am 06 Aug 09

Cheers for that Peter. Since you’re in Downer, I think I might just pop over from the next suburn where I live and drop it off.

Peter’s ad on Allclassifieds here.

Just out of curiousity, how do you make money from old computer parts when recylcing places like Mitchell is charging for their disposal?

Qaxter 11:18 am 06 Aug 09

I collect computers, monitors, printers, laptops and mobile phones for recycling and offer a free pickup service for Canberra addresses. Just call Peter on 0438 616 762 to arrange collection – leave your unwanted items on the porch and I will collect them. All hard drives are destroyed during recycling process so your private data is safe.

No need to queue up during the weekend and is a free service – just a minimum of 1 computer per pickup.

Cheers
Peter

Jivrashia 11:10 am 06 Aug 09

Take this opportunity, or end up paying up to $25 to dispose your old computer.

OzChick 11:08 am 06 Aug 09

This is such a great idea. I hope that they do this regularly.

Inappropriate 10:05 am 06 Aug 09

Awesome. I’ve got heaps of junk to move.

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